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How and What To Use To Lubricate Brake Levers

Old 09-30-17, 05:13 PM
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How and What To Use To Lubricate Brake Levers

My brake levers are feeling really stiff. How do you lube then and using what?
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Levers really stiff tends to be a housing and cable issue. Worked on one yesterday at the co-op with this condition. Even though the portion of the cable I could see was shiny and bright, I found rust on the cable inside the housing. Original housing was not lined. I replaced the cable and installed new lined brake housing. Instant dramatic improvement.

Could also be corrosion on the spring on the backside of the caliper. But I don't know what kind of caliper you have so its hard to say.
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Levers really stiff tends to be a housing and cable issue. Worked on one yesterday at the co-op with this condition. Even though the portion of the cable I could see was shiny and bright, I found rust on the cable inside the housing. Original housing was not lined. I replaced the cable and installed new lined brake housing. Instant dramatic improvement.

Could also be corrosion on the spring on the backside of the caliper. But I don't know what kind of caliper you have so its hard to say.
I donít think itís the calliper. So how do you replace the cables on non aero brakes?
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YouTube is your friend, way easier to just watch an explanation of it than it is to try to tell someone
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YouTube is your friend, way easier to just watch an explanation of it than it is to try to tell someone
Problem is I canít find a clear video telling me how to
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I like RJ's videos quite a bit. FWIW replacing non-aero cables will be much easier than replacing aero cables.
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Originally Posted by jpaschall View Post
https://youtu.be/FqhI3ecl_30

I like RJ's videos quite a bit. FWIW replacing non-aero cables will be much easier than replacing aero cables.
okay thanks!
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Originally Posted by jpaschall View Post
https://youtu.be/FqhI3ecl_30

I like RJ's videos quite a bit.
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