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    Default Shimano indexed bar end/TT shifter lube

    Hi all,

    I've been cleaning and refurbishing the drivetrain bits from my commuter bike, which saw salty and gritty conditions on a daily basis all winter. I'm not sure what to do with the 11s bar con shifters. They were working fine in the winter, but started to get squeaky.

    I will clean them, but what should I lubricate them with? I considered some light oil, but I will ask here first.

    Thank you,

    Jeremy
     

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    Default Re: Shimano indexed bar end/TT shifter lube

    In the tri world where I exisit. We use Squirt chain lube. Goes on easy, stays in place. Oil based lubes have a tendence to weep out onto fingers. Grease would mean disassembly. Which would work however the potential for loss of parts and much greater time. Routinely place the entire shifter in the ultrasonic parts washer, blow and air dry lube with Squirt.
     

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    Default Re: Shimano indexed bar end/TT shifter lube

    Is unlikely you get dirt right inside the mechanism, get everything dry and use a small painter brush to remove any dust. Then we use the quintessential Finish Line Wet, worst case scenario you keep a rag over it for a day or two will catch any oil seeping out.
    Andrea "Gattonero" Cattolico, head mechanic @Condor Cycles London


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