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cable oiling #454461
09/15/12 5:43 pm
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Hi,

Does anyone have any good ideas for effective cable lubrication? The haynes manual shows holding the cable in a plastice bag and pouring oil so it can trickle down, but that just seems like a recipe for oil all over the outer as it leaks!
Anyone got a better method (that does not involve me parting with money smile

Thanks,
Dave

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Re: cable oiling [Re: Dave T] #454462
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None that doesn't require parting with money but I have one of these and it works very well.


When given the choice between two evils I picked the one I haven't tried before
Re: cable oiling [Re: Dave T] #454473
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$9, free shipping
cable oiler

you don't need to take the cable off the bike, just detach one end.
The easier a maintenance job is the more often it will get done bigt


When given the choice between two evils I picked the one I haven't tried before
Re: cable oiling [Re: shel] #454503
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Thanks for the link, I shall look at getting one of them.
Thanks,
Dave

Re: cable oiling [Re: Dave T] #454539
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Do yourself a big favour and do not use oil.
Go to a push bike shop and buy a bottle of gear change cable lube.
My favourite is "Tri-Lube".
Most of them a fine dry lubricants in an evaporating carrier solution.
If you are starting with an old cable run some cleaner through first to get rid of most of the sticky oil and the dirt & dust that it attracts, I use kerro for the ( parrifin to some ) benzene is even better but that is hard to come buy now days.


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Re: cable oiling [Re: Dave T] #454541
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As BSA WM20 say's. A bicycle shop will sell you a small container of TRIFLO, about 8 bucks. I have never found anything that penetrates like it and leaves as smooth a slide. It contains long strand teflon. It seems to dissolve cable crap and bleeds it out. Great stuff and good for many cables!

Re: cable oiling [Re: Pat] #454692
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Thanksfor the advice everyone.I am glad I asked before I started trying to do it the way the manual suggests. I guess lubes and methods have moved on since the 60s!

Dave

Re: cable oiling [Re: BSA_WM20] #454693
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Originally Posted By: BSA_WM20

Most of them a fine dry lubricants in an evaporating carrier solution.


The one I use is Dri-Slide:

http://www.drislide.com/


Kurt
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Re: cable oiling [Re: Dave T] #454732
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Hi Dave,

Originally Posted By: shel

+1, I've used mine since the mid-1980's - WD40 to clean out old lube and any crap then one of the aerosol lubes containing PTFE.

Hth.

Regards,

Re: cable oiling [Re: Dave T] #454743
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For that classic cable lubrication look!!

Re: cable oiling [Re: Dave T] #454781
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Do you use them?


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