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 Post subject: Shifter Lubing Routine?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 1:38 am 
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I usually never get my bikes wet, but after a few spring rides it had a bunch of winter sand/dust all over it so i decided to wash the entire bike with a bucket of water and hose. I blew off the water with compressed air and towel dried the bike then lubed the chain....
A few days later i went to ride and it seems like my ultegra 6700 shifters are "stiffer" and require more force to shift/brake. The shifting is fine, just takes more force to actuate it.

For those of you that get your bikes wet regularly, what do you do to lube/maintan it after a good soaking?!

I am considering spraying some Boeshield T9 lube in the shifter mech after some internet searching.
Any other ideas?!


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 Post subject: Shifter Lubing Routine?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:43 am 
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Yes, Boeshield T9 is a fantastic lubricant for shifters. I have been using it on my 6700 shifters ever since I saw this http://youtu.be/9657OoOY3oE


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 8:02 am 
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It's probably the cables, not the shifter. I would never lube a shifter. It will attract dirt and you will not be able to clean the shifter without taking it apart. Just clean the cables or replace them.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 8:40 am 
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Boeshield T-9 or similar (Finish Line 1-Step as an example) are perfect for this. Pull up the hoods and spray sparingly into any openings in the shifter body. It should flush out anything that's not supposed to be in there, and leave behind a light lubricant.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 2:52 pm 
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Lube the inside of the cable outers with GT85/WD40/whatever variation you have in your country. You may have some sand or grit in the system somewhere that just needs flushing out.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 3:00 pm 
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I've often pondered this too. I tend to use a lightweight spray such as GT-85 if the bikes been wet. Every so often I lube some of the pivot points inside with a light oil, in my case Morgan Blue Race oil. This routine seems to work for me so far, but I'd be interested to know if I'm likely to be doing more harm than good. Thanks


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:41 pm 
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IamnotWiggins wrote:
Lube the inside of the cable outers with GT85/WD40/whatever variation you have in your country. You may have some sand or grit in the system somewhere that just needs flushing out.


rust may have started inside. lubing will keep it from corrosion every so often. that said...Di2 is great to not having to worry about replacing or lubing shifting cables.

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 Post subject: Shifter Lubing Routine?
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mpulsiv wrote:
Yes, Boeshield T9 is a fantastic lubricant for shifters. I have been using it on my 6700 shifters ever since I saw this http://youtu.be/9657OoOY3oE


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