Rear derailer cogs lube?

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  1. stang106

    stang106 New Member

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    I sort of over-maintain my bikes and have heard conflicting methods of derailer cog lube maintenance. I ride in wet, gritty conditions to muddy to dry in my four bikes. Have both Campy and Shimano if that makes a difference. I have been using a dab of white grease but am unsure if the bushings should be soaked in oil instead. Please advise.
    Dave
     
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  2. greenpeter2001

    greenpeter2001 New Member

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    :)
    I periodically pull apart, clean and lubricate the bushings including the ceramic one. [it's a Shimano /don't know if Campag has same].
    i use a light grease.
    i assume theoretically the ceramic bush doesn't need a lube but old habits die hard.
    now to go on,
    on my weekly maintenance i mount the bike on a shop type rear stand sans rear wheel using a length of plastic water pipe with the skewer as a substitute axle then whilst turning the cranks
    1st spray a pressure pack degreaser into the jockey bushings.
    2nd let in dry
    3rd lube with a pressure pack INOX [available in oz].
    Also use INOX on the chain after cleaning with turps using a Vetta chain bath .
    The INOX works a treat.
     
  3. gclark8

    gclark8 New Member

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  4. artemidorus

    artemidorus New Member

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    Any kind of bike-safe grease or oil. If oil, probably need to apply more frequently.
     
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