Re: [CR]Hub Oil

(Example: Framebuilders:Jack Taylor)

Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2002 10:09:20 +1200
From: "David Benson" <tech@worrall.co.nz>
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Hub Oil
References: <8311370.1025038889243.JavaMail.monkeylad@mac.com>


Brandon Ives wrote:
>>Anybody oil your hubs instead of grease? What kind and how often do you use
>>it?
>>
>
>I did for a very short time on the track, taking the tip from Eddy. I used Phil and no dustcaps, when the wheels started to roll I had oil all over my spokes. It wasn't quite as bad as Chuck described, but not a whole lot better either. I know a couple of folks that have done it on the road for time trials and I't doesn't seem to help a whole lot.
>enjoy,
>Brandon"monkeyman"Ives
> I've used Phil Wood oil in track hubs, but I've always kept the dust caps in place. Except for a little oil oozing around the axle when the wheel is laid on its side, its no dirtier than using grease. When the wheel is turning, the oil will be flung to the outside of the bearing race, and, if dustcaps are fitted, that's as far as it will go. Its debatable whether there is any measurable advantage to lubing with oil, but for track or dry weather, wheels, the disadvantages have been overstated.

David Benson
Auckland
New Zealand