Brake pivot lubrication

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by wisdom, 21 Aug 2012.

  1. wisdom

    wisdom Veteran

    Location:
    Blackpool
    Here is a silly question but with autumn and winter fast approaching.
    What is the best lube for the pivot points on the brakes.
    I mickle the chain and have no problems there its just what is best to repel the water, but lubricate without collecting the crap thats on our roads.
     
  2. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    WD or GT85 or a drop of oil.
     
  3. Theseus

    Theseus .

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    Every now and then I strip the brakes down, clean and reassemble with lashings of grease.
     
  4. Teuchter

    Teuchter Über Member

    Location:
    Erskine, Scotland
    I use a wee drop of 3-in-1 oil - easier to control near braking surfaces than spray lubricants. Strip and clean after winter if using the bike throughout.
     
  5. youngoldbloke

    youngoldbloke The older I get, the faster I used to be ...

    I use the same as I use on the chain - Progold Prolink. Apply with a Luber or hypodermic.
     
  6. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    Triple-refined fat of virgin Bolivian hamsters for my brakes, nothing less.
     
  7. Peowpeowpeowlasers

    Peowpeowpeowlasers Well-Known Member

    You don't need to lubricate them with anything other than a smear of grease.
     
  8. He's right you know..
     
  9. The answer is grease Chris.
    Final answer.

    Presuming, that is, that you want to take the beggars apart and are confident that you can get the tension right when you reassemble them. So probably thin chain lube drizzled in and thoroughly wiped off afterwards. And wiped off again after a few miles. And again after a few more miles. The reality is that most modern brakes are so well sealed that they scarcely, if ever, need lubing.

    Oh how I love coaster brakes.
     
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