Re: [CR]Oiling Campy hubs

(Example: Framebuilders:Alberto Masi)

From: "Earle Young" <earle.young@tds.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR]Oiling Campy hubs
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2008 12:44:11 -0600


I don't use oil, I use Phil grease. It takes a lot to fill the hub barrel, but once it is full, it means minimal maintenance forever. Phil expands with water, so when you ride in the rain, a little grease oozes out of the hub, protecting the bearings from grit and water. You just wipe the excess off, pump in a little more grease and you're good to go. You don't need a log, because when it is time to do the job again, there is an eighth inch bead of grease around the outside of the cone. I have at least one pair of regularly ridden Record hubs that has not been opened in more than 20 years, and is smoother than almost any new hub on the market.

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