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Old 01-09-2010, 07:18 PM
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Question Cable / Shifter Lubrication Question

sir..

i bought a new jagwire teflon cable..
is it ok to lube it by single oil before installation?

or put grease on the cables then inserting it on the cable housing?

ang ginawa ko is putting single oil den install e.. ok lng ba un?
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Old 01-10-2010, 11:46 PM
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In a way, if you really did bought them Teflon™ coated cables or some other chemically-coated cables, it is advised that you should NOT put any other lubricant on it. Lalo na 'pag may packaged na cable housing na and when using them on extremely wet and muddy environments. Let the Teflon™ coating work its magic first. 'Pag nilagyan mo kasi ng oil kagad is mas malaki ang tendency to accumulate grime and abrasive particles that actually helps in dissolving the coating. However, as only a cable coating, it would wear off and you will feel friction as any un-lubricated, non-coated cable users would, then you should feel the need to check, clean and lubricate as necessary.

Parang Teflon™ coated cookware. It wouldn't last a lifetime but at least for a period of time you could actually cook without using cooking oil.

- I've been using Teflon™ coated cables from SRAM and Alligator (Flak Jacket and Sleek-glide respectively) on my FS since August 2008 and still I haven't seen the need to get 'em dabbed with any lubricant (just the occasional gentle cleaning and flushing). Yep, I've used them on rainy and muddy days.
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Pwede rin mag rub ng candle wax sa cable.
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Old 01-11-2010, 06:02 PM
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Ginagamit ko grease. =)
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Old 01-11-2010, 06:27 PM
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nilalagyan ko ng grasa yung cables (not the housing) kasi kinakalawang yung cables ko
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Old 01-11-2010, 09:49 PM
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TOO LATE.. pina instol ko na ung cables ko.. sa brake cables un lubricated.. sa shifter lubricated..

i see.. nxt time ill let teflon do its magic.. hahah..
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yup, sayang ung teflon coating

i just apply tire black (silicon oil) on cables when the need arises
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Ako wet lube nilagay ko... ok naman so far!
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ako yung dry lube na pang chain (Squirt or white lightning) ang ginagamit ko para di masyado dirt magnet, pero nilagyan ko lang sya nung installation nya.... gaano nga ba kadalas dapat lagyan ng lubrication ang cables?
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Ako wet lube nilagay ko... ok naman so far!
anong wet lubes yan doc!!! ooopsss...

harharhar


i use singer oil on the cable only...

ubos na teflon coating eh...
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i agree with Sir LordPAOLO. just clean your teflon coated cables periodically. it will last longer without the lube.

if you really need to use lube, i suggest you use a small amount of dry or waxed based lubricant for less grime build-up. :)
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how much and where ang teflon cables? sorry for the ot
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Default Shifter re-lubrication?

Hi Sirs!

I've searched the forum if there's already a similar thread with my inquiry, but haven't found one, so I decided to create a new thread. Moderators - If you think there's already a thread or similar thread for this, feel free to move it. TIA!

Yesterday, the rain caught me on my way home, and I was riding for one hour under the rain. The rain is quite heavy and my bike was very wet. After I got home, I washed my bike and lube it. While I'm testing my right shifter, I feel that it's hard to press (shifting from small to big ring). I was thinking that maybe the caused of it is that water get inside to my right shifter. I inspected the shifter (Deore 2012 Dyna Sis Shifter), and there are no signs of water leakage. I have planned to put couple of drops of Singer oil inside the shifter, but I'm hesitant to do so, since I'm not sure if that components need relubrication.

My question is, do you lubricate your shifter when you caught by the rain? If yes, how (i.e. disassembly the part or putting directy in the small openings of the component)? What lube do you use (i.e. singer oil, WD40, silicon oil, grease)? Truly appreciate your response. TIA!

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Hi Sirs!

I've searched the forum if there's already a similar thread with my inquiry, but haven't found one, so I decided to create a new thread. Moderators - If you think there's already a thread or similar thread for this, feel free to move it. TIA!

Yesterday, the rain caught me on my way home, and I was riding for one hour under the rain. The rain is quite heavy and my bike was very wet. After I got home, I washed my bike and lube it. While I'm testing my right shifter, I feel that it's hard to press (shifting from small to big ring). I was thinking that maybe the caused of it is that water get inside to my right shifter. I inspected the shifter (Deore 2012 Dyna Sis Shifter), and there are no signs of water leakage. I have planned to put couple of drops of Singer oil inside the shifter, but I'm hesitant to do so, since I'm not sure if that components need relubrication.

My question is, do you lubricate your shifter when you caught by the rain? If yes, how (i.e. disassembly the part or putting directy in the small openings of the component)? What lube do you use (i.e. singer oil, WD40, silicon oil, grease)? Truly appreciate your response. TIA!
Mods - Sorry for replying, just wanted to put my inquiry to the latest posted section. It was removed there after my post was moved to this thread. Hope you'll will understand. Thanks!
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