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I'm rebuilding my brake levers.They're Tektro and I started cleaning and disassembling the levers. Can I use Phil Wood Waterproof Grease to lube them or is the Phil Wood Grease meant to be specifically only for bearings. :winker:

BTW:phil Wood Waterproof Grease link shown below is the one I want to use.
http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product/CM400B00-Phil+Wood+Grease.aspx

And the the brake levers look similar to this but the lever is longer
http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product/BL309A01-Tektro+319A+Rh+Bmx+Lp+Brake+Lever.aspx

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I wouldn't

lamp no 3 said:
If you grease them, they will feel awesome.... for about 3 to 6 month to a year. Then the grease will attract dirt and crud will build up in the bushings, grind them down, and they'll get all gummed up and feel like krapp.

You're probably better off leaving them dry. If you must lube them, use something dry, like White Lightning or something. Even then, they'll prolly get gummed up.

Just clean them out and leave them dry. If there is a Durlin bushing in there (the white plastic looking stuff) it's self-lubricating.
 

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JSumner13 said:
What's the reason for wanting to rebuild your levers? Are you feeling resistance? If so it's your cables, not your levers.
+1 :thumbsup:
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i have the same levers and occasionally i'll give 'em a quick shot of some silly-cone spray...not really out of necessity, but just kinda like ''as long as i got the can in my hand, might as well''. i also hit the linkages and springs of my derailleurs [clipless spring too] while i'm at it. just preventative maintenance i guess
 
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