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    Hello everyone; can somebody tell me if I can use DRY teflon lube from finish line, to lube my shifter cables or what other lube can I use to keep them clean, same thing for the brake joins
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    I use dry lube for my cables. Have not had a problem, keeps them quiet and smooth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kukulkan
    Hello everyone; can somebody tell me if I can use DRY teflon lube from finish line, to lube my shifter cables or what other lube can I use to keep them clean, same thing for the brake joins
    Thanks
    I use full length housing when possible, Teflon coated cables and no lube.

    Do not think I have used any lube on cables for nearly 15 years.
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    My experience with lubing cables has not been good. That may be because the trails I ride are very dusty though. They eventually collect dust and gum up. I get better, longer lasting, shifting from full-length housing with no lube other than what came on the cables. I wouldn't use dry teflon lube under the same conditions.

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    i use sailkote but only on the cheapo bikes that i work on. i also only use it when it is necessary.

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    Most likely is better to use full length cables then, OK everybody thanks for all the input . any particular brand of Teflon coated cables ?.
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    I dunno how much teflon coated calbing is, but you might wanna check out that fibourous stuff... supposedly it wont stretch whatsoever.
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    I've given up lubing cables. If you need to lube your cables it's time to replace them and the housings. Full length housings are awesome, I have some bikes with full housings than can go almost two years before it's time for new.

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