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    Park tool Poly lube 1000 on freewheel ratchet

    Too sticky, freewheeling drags chain etc. What do you guys use to grease this.

    Cleaned all the grease out and put some finish line dry teflon chain lube in there. Works like a charm.

    Is it bad to have the chain lube that close to the bearing track?

    Any better ideas?

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    I usually use a heavier weight oil to lube the freewheel mechanism. What that is is heavily dependent on what hub we're talking about.

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    Temperature will determine what works best ... Colder = Thinner.

    Myself,
    I've been using a Moly based grease for years.
    It will actually make the ratcheting go silent, without affecting the engagement ... However, I live in the Phoenix area, and would never use something that thick in a cold environment.

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    I noticed it is much noisier with the chain lube in it. Does it need grease for longevity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Learux View Post
    I noticed it is much noisier with the chain lube in it. Does it need grease for longevity?
    It's metal on metal, when freewheeling

    If you tear it apart, use a good degreaser, and then put it back together with no lube, it would probably be a bit louder still.

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