[Classicrendezvous] oil ports on hubs


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From: tomwitkop@juno.com
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2000 17:58:48 -0400
Subject: [Classicrendezvous] oil ports on hubs

What is the point of the oil ports in campagnolo record hubs? I have some stiff old dura ace hubs and am tempted to inject motor oil to loosen up the grease but if that is the idea, why aren't they are oil ports on the track hubs? It would seem that motor oil would offer less resistance than grease and make the hubs incrementally faster, however, the motor oil would also be more rapidly displaced making it more appropriate for a track event rather than a Road racing event. Thank you very much.

Tom Witkop