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theprophet
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Freehub service

Postby theprophet » Mon May 06, 2013 6:01 pm

Need to service my pro-lite bracciano freehub just wondering what kind of lubricant to use on it. In deon's vido on youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FZeV3glmOI) he says to use grease however i have used both a thicker boating grease and a thinner white lithium grease and i don't have great confidence in either. The pawls keep seeming to stick. So I was wondering what would be best to use a thinner grease again? less grease? also what would be best to make my freewheeling silent, no clicking at all?

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Re: Freehub service

Postby DoogleDave » Mon May 06, 2013 6:52 pm

I have read on a few occasions that Deon recommends Red Devil grease
http://www.cellbikes.com.au/RockNRoll-Red-Devil-Tub-16oz-Grease_251

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Re: Freehub service

Postby Ozkaban » Mon May 06, 2013 6:56 pm

DoogleDave wrote:I have read on a few occasions that Deon recommends Red Devil grease
http://www.cellbikes.com.au/RockNRoll-Red-Devil-Tub-16oz-Grease_251

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I picked up a tube of the stuff for about $10 but you use stuff all so it will last many services. Very, very easy job to do.

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Re: Freehub service

Postby jacks1071 » Wed May 08, 2013 11:17 pm

theprophet wrote:Need to service my pro-lite bracciano freehub just wondering what kind of lubricant to use on it. In deon's vido on youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FZeV3glmOI) he says to use grease however i have used both a thicker boating grease and a thinner white lithium grease and i don't have great confidence in either. The pawls keep seeming to stick. So I was wondering what would be best to use a thinner grease again? less grease? also what would be best to make my freewheeling silent, no clicking at all?


Either Red Devil or Shimano Dura-Ace Grease are both fine. Red Devil gives the most quiet freehub.

Don't use a thick grease for reasons you've discovered. Clean it out real good with some WD40 and some rags before changing to different grease.
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