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by Mark Z
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Every so often, my rear brake starts groaning at almost-stopped speed, and if I let it go too long, the brake gets grabby. When I take it apart, I find a bit of oil on the brake shoes (it doesn't take much to cause a problem). After cleaning everything with brake cleaner, it's ok again, for a while.

I assume that the oil is coming from the chain. I use the best chain lube I can find (Chainwax), but I use it often, and it just occurred to me as I'm writing this that I haven't been wiping the chain off after lubricating.

Anyway, I just wanted to know if any other A65 owners have experienced this problem.
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by kommando
Never had this issue, are you using sealed ball bearings and the seals are not sealing letting grease out which liquifies when hot.
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by BSA_WM20
Oil on the shoes could be coming from the solvents that have penetrated the linings themselves
Centrifugal force throws things away so chain grease is usually flung off the chain & away from the drum so all that could dribble in is what was on the hot chain when the bike has returned from a ride .
Drums generally get contaminated by lubricants from the cam bush or the hub bearings
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by C.B.S
I have had a few A65's (still do) and never had this problem

What lube are you using for your chain?

If no lube, are you getting oil from the trap door seal or high gear seal?

Is the oil now impregnated into the liner material?
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