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Ergo lever rebuild- where (& with what) to lubricate?

Old 09-21-08, 11:01 PM
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Ergo lever rebuild- where (& with what) to lubricate?

I recently dug out an old set of '99 Veloce Ergo levers (9 speed, pointy hoods) to use with an older Campy drivetrain and realized that both levers needed an overhaul. I took both apart, cleaned them thoroughly, and reassembled, but the various rebuild instructions I've found were spotty on lubrication- every source agrees that the g-springs and g-spring carrier need grease, but there's not much detail beyond that. Examining the grease on the parts didn't help much- the levers were so filthy inside that it was tough to tell the difference between the original grease, grease that had migrated, and accumulated grit.

So, besides grease on the g-springs, where else should I lube, and with what? The flat-wound spring seems like a good candidate for grease, and the fixing bolt needs Loctite, but should I use oil on the washers? How about the bearing in the body?
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Old 09-22-08, 07:12 PM
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The You-tube video for the rebuild only shows grease on the g-springs. The Branford bike instructions that I bought makes one other mention -"Apply a thin coat of grease around the return spring and on top of the index ratchet".
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Old 09-22-08, 07:36 PM
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Don't go too heavy on the grease. You will lose the distictive click into each gear.
Use a fairly light grease, you definitely don't want it thick and sticky.
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