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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-08-2006, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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Reinstalling rear wheel

Hey do I need to add grease to the axle and between the wheel spacers and bearings when reinstalling the rear wheel?

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What? Nobady knows or is it just that dumb of a question
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I always clean everything and regrease with some axle grease everytime I remove a rear wheel.




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Read this, excellent writeup with pics!

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i used to use grease on the axel, but it picked up alot of grime, so i spray the axel with WD40 for ease of assembly.
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thin coat of grease never hurts moving parts...
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thin coat of grease never hurts moving parts...
yeah but all the moving is done inside the bearings so i just WD40 the axel.
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I cleaned out the area where all the grime was on my rear wheel, and while in there, pull the cush drive and if your bearing is an exposed type on the inside, a little clean grease cant hurt that area. I put some on mine today because I figure its cheaper than a bearing replacment because of old crappy grease.
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thanks all. I'll be doing it tomorrow. I was goig to clean up the rear wheel before reinstall so I'll go ahead and regrease things as needed.

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Completely cleaned and re-lubed everything before installing....Everything went back together perfectly
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Completely cleaned and re-lubed everything before installing....Everything went back together perfectly
Congrats... always a good thing
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thin coat of grease never hurts moving parts...
That's my thoughts. But be sure to clean off all the old stuff first!

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yeah but all the moving is done inside the bearings so i just WD40 the axel.
I can understand that but WD40 is JUNK! Use a spray on white lithium grease instead!

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Glad it turned out ok! Got pics of the job?




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That's my thoughts. But be sure to clean off all the old stuff first!


I can understand that but WD40 is JUNK! Use a spray on white lithium grease instead!




Glad it turned out ok! Got pics of the job?
I didn't take pics, pretty much looked like the thread linked above. Kind of wish I would have now.
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I can understand that but WD40 is JUNK! Use a spray on white lithium grease instead!
i used to use WL but it would just hold junk and grind it into my axle and bearings. So i dont use anything. The WD40 is just to ease the axel in.
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Todays bikes with their sealed bearings aren't as demanding for axel grease. I agree that a light coat of white grease is nice while WD leaves less residue. I still use white grease on my bikes.

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Todays bikes with their sealed bearings aren't as demanding for axel grease. I agree that a light coat of white grease is nice while WD leaves less residue. I still use white grease on my bikes.
Some of us just use the good ole stuff!




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Read this, excellent writeup with pics!

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