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campagnolo jockey wheel bushing to grease or not to grease

Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:44 pm
by JoO
Title says it all: should I grease the busing in the jockey wheels or not. Does not seem greased from the factory.

Re: campagnolo jockey wheel bushing to grease or not to grease

Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:49 pm
by Miller
One job I hate is cleaning oily crap off rear derailleurs. If I'm being diligent I take the lower cage off and clean everything individually. When I reassemble, yes I do grease or oil the bushings. Why wouldn't you?

Re: campagnolo jockey wheel bushing to grease or not to grease

Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:49 pm
by Weenie

Re: campagnolo jockey wheel bushing to grease or not to grease

Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:59 pm
by kervelo
+1

I wonder why Campagnolo is not using real bearings in their jockey wheels.

Re: campagnolo jockey wheel bushing to grease or not to grease

Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:01 pm
by JoO
Pulley wheels with bearings like tacx don’t shift as good

Re: campagnolo jockey wheel bushing to grease or not to grease

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:02 am
by bikeboy1tr
I always lube the RD pulleys no matter what RD I am running. I was using a silicone spray lubricant but it didnt last long as the pulleys would start to squeak. Switched over to Loctite Syn Super lube and it seems to get me through the week without the squeaking. As long as you dont spray a huge amount the mess is minimal and I give them a cleaning every so often when it does get gunky.

Re: campagnolo jockey wheel bushing to grease or not to grease

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:07 am
by LewisK
+1
I still have some of the Ceramic Speed pulley wheel oil left, so I use that which seems to do the trick!

Re: campagnolo jockey wheel bushing to grease or not to grease

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:19 am
by wilwil
I use Purple Extreme lube. Definitely not grease.

Re: campagnolo jockey wheel bushing to grease or not to grease

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:35 pm
by blutto

Re: campagnolo jockey wheel bushing to grease or not to grease

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:35 pm
by Weenie