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    Teflon cables: lube them or not?

    Just curious if anyone lubes their teflon cables. I have always done so with ss cables but have now ordered some teflon cables and teflon-lined housing. What should I do?

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    All the instructions I've read for teflon coated cables say to NOT lube them. I've had my teflon shift cables for 10 months now and haven't lubed them...still shifts like a charm.
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    Thanks for the help

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdaghisallo
    Thanks for the help
    Eventually the teflon coating will wear away, (the cables are black i'm guessing), when you start to see silver spots on them, i'd say lube them and flush out the old teflon bits from the housing.


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    Agreed

    Quote Originally Posted by bike_freak
    Eventually the teflon coating will wear away, (the cables are black i'm guessing), when you start to see silver spots on them, i'd say lube them and flush out the old teflon bits from the housing.
    Install them without any lube. Eventually, they'll start to get a sticky, and you can extend their useful life by applying some lube.
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