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Grease or lube or nothing?

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by giant man, 11 Dec 2007.

  1. giant man

    giant man New Member

    Essex innit?
    Fitting a new cassette onto a new wheel and I was wondering if such parts need some sort of grease or lube at all? Or nothing as doesn't need it?

    Would it be 'copper grease' or something similar or am I getting my lubes mixed up here?
  2. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Don't think it's needed but probably won't do any harm.
  3. giant man

    giant man New Member

    Essex innit?
    So you saying copper grease or something else Dom?
  4. llllllll

    llllllll New Member

    There's no need to put grease or lube between the freehub and cassette.
  5. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    I don't think copper grease is correct for this application, I don't think you can use it between two different alloys. A smear of standard workshop grease wouldn't do any harm though.
  6. Best practice is to wipe some grease on the freehub body then wipe most of it off leaving just a v thin coating.
  7. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    The coating of grease is there to stop rust usually (depending upon if you have a steel or more exotic material freehub)
  8. giant man

    giant man New Member

    Essex innit?
    No no it's just a normal freehub and a normal 8 speed cassette. OK thanks chaps for the advice. I shall apply a small coating of grease methinks.
  9. That would be a 'smear'.
  10. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    Enough of the techno-babble man. Talk sense! ;)
  11. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Metric or Imperial?
  12. ;):tongue:
  13. Depends what you use to smear it on with. See its a doing word as well!