Lubricant for skewers?

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by Keen but clumsy, 18 Jul 2012.

  1. Keen but clumsy

    Keen but clumsy Well-Known Member

    Hello,
    I have just fitted some new wheels and the pictoral instructions indicated that I need to put some lubricant on the skewers but didn't explain what I should use. Is it just oil or something like lithium grease? Or nothing at all of course.
    Thanks
    KbC
     
  2. Arsen Gere

    Arsen Gere Über Member

    Location:
    North East, UK
    I usually apply a grease of some sort to prevent rust. Usually the springs on the end go rusty first due to being exposed to the elements so I grease those too.
     
  3. Dip the threads in a pot of grease, poke 'em through, instal the back nut and wipe of the excess.
     
  4. OP
    OP
    Keen but clumsy

    Keen but clumsy Well-Known Member

    I've got a tube of lithium grease so will do something that creates the same effect - thanks
     
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