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    Parts that require grease??

    What points require grease, and not just lub oil during new set up or maintenence?

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    most bolts, pedal threads, seatpost (non-carbon only). chain should get oil, cables should get some sort of lube, triflow works well, so does any number of other products.
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    If you don't want something to seize I recommend putting some grease on it.

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    Anything that threads should have some sort of grease. I recommend Tri-Flow Clear Grease, Phil Wood is also a top runner. Chain should get some kind of teflon based lubricant like Tri-Flow makes. The Fork Stanchions should also get the same Teflon based Lubricant.
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    Some forks, wheel bearings, headset, most bolts, bottom bracket threads, pedal threads, seatpost....
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    Apologies for interrupting this thread, but is it okay to use chain lube, particularly Teflon based for cables like the shifters and brakes?

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    Cables should never need to be greased or lubricated in any way. If they are not working as they used too, they should be replaced including the housing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vtolds
    Cables should never need to be greased or lubricated in any way. If they are not working as they used too, they should be replaced including the housing.
    I thought I read somewhere that there should be a little lube applied to cables where they enter the housings... were they wrong?

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    Doesnt need it, especially is you use Teflon Coated Cables like I do If you are really having issues with cable sticking or your brakes just are not what they used to be, or your it is shifting bad just replace everything, shouldn't cost you more than 30 dollars to do it yourself including the cost of Sette Cable cutters which is what I recommend.
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    This is only true of modern cables though, used to be that yes.. you wanted to oil the cables.
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    Those cheap bulk cables the shop sells and most stock cables on a bike should be greased (they might work without it...but they work better with it). I used a white lithium grease or phil wood grease. Now my XTR shift cables are like butter and have special coatings that don't get greased.

    Most bolt threads get greased or anti-sieze (rotor bolts get loctite, however).

    Alu seatposts get grease. not carbon ones.

    When you pull apart hubs for service, they get grease.

    I can't think of anything else that gets grease. Other parts get other lubes. But grease is thicker, displaces water, and doesn't need replacing as often, so it goes where appropriate.

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    Why don't carbon seat posts get grease? I've got a carbon frame but aluminum seat post, does it get grease?

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    grease effects torque. its way easy to over torque a greased carbon fiber seatpost.

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