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    New question here. lubrication

    I have a 2006 Rockhopper. I am just starting to do the maintenance myself. What lubrications should I use on the front/rear hubs, headset, crank assembly, etc.

    Thanks for your help.

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    i use tri-flow on all the moving parts, including the cables inside the housing. if you plan on disassembling the hubs, ect, you'll need park grease or something similar. otherwise, triflow works a long way!

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    ya tri-flow works great on everything. I used it on my fork on my old bike and that worked excellent. Best all-purpose lube out there in my opinion

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    Tri-flow is petroleum-based and shouldn't be used on cables. Use a wax lubricant such as Finish Line's Wax lubricant on cables and it cable housings to keep from damaging the cables. Also the way to lubricate the headset is to re-grease the bearing cartridge, not with any type of lubricant. Hubs and BB's should also be greased with some type of heavy grease such as Park Grease as Stumpy Steve mentioned.
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