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Hello everyone!
Just got back into cycling after 15 yrs. Boy the technology sure have changed. :eekster:
Well, I bought a Trek 6500 disc, and after for a couple miles, grease started to appear on the stanchions. Is this normal? I've been riding motorcycles for 8 yrs, and have never seen this.
Anyways, this seems like a great forum and there is definitely a lot of catching up for me to do.

Thanks,

Paul
 

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Welcome back to the best sport on the planet!! (besides snowboarding)

I believe in the break-in period, there is some oil that will get on the stanchions. That happened on my fork at first but I don't have that happen any more. Or it could be that a seal is loose or broken inside. I don't know how much oil is coming out of the fork but mine was only a thin coating. You should double check with your local bike shop. I suggest you wipe of the oil after your ride (or during your ride) and see if it keeps happening after several rides.

Happy biking,
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Yep, you'll see some oil come out during the break-in period. I wouldn't worry about it unless you see gobs of oil oozing all over. After you "break-in" your ride, this won't be an issue.
 
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