Derailleur care

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by jimbut, 24 Jul 2012.

  1. jimbut

    jimbut Well-Known Member

    Is it necessary to grease a derailleur OR is regular oiling preferable ?
     
  2. Kiwiavenger

    Kiwiavenger im a little tea pot

    Mines started squeaking so im de greasing and re oiling it all up tonight!

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  3. Pauluk

    Pauluk Senior Member

    Location:
    Leicester
    I've only used grease on mine once. Now after cleaning I just spray liberally with GT85 and wipe of the excess from the external surfaces. When the weather's bad/wet this gets done about once a week, but when its dry like present I will probably do it about once every two weeks.
     
  4. slowmotion

    slowmotion Quite dreadful

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  5. Moodyman

    Moodyman Guru

    I find the spring and inner area gets dirty after a while and needs a clean with an old tooth brush.

    Spray GT85 when cleaned and rinsed. Works a treat, but only do this 4/5 times a year.
     
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