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Old April 10th 04, 11:58 PM
ZeeExSixAre
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Hey group... although this newsgroup is usually rife with idle talk, the
occasional ride report, lots of OT, and the rare challenge/smack talk, I am
banking on you guys to know something about Hayes hydro levers
rec.bike.tech is full of practical people who would have no idea of hydros
(as opposed to mechs).

Anyways, here's my question: I replaced my brake lever pivots today, and it
went very successfully and smoothly. There are two plastic bushings that go
into the upper and lower part of the big gap spanning where the actual lever
goes. Am I supposed to lube these bushings? They're plastic, so I'm
thinking no, but the consensus is usually to lube everything.

What about square tapers? Lube?
*duck and run*

Thanks, all.

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Phil, Squid-in-Training



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Old April 11th 04, 12:03 AM
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Default Hayes Hydro Brake Lever Pivot servicing question

ZeeExSixAre wrote:
Hey group... although this newsgroup is usually rife with idle talk, the
occasional ride report, lots of OT, and the rare challenge/smack talk, I am
banking on you guys to know something about Hayes hydro levers
rec.bike.tech is full of practical people who would have no idea of hydros
(as opposed to mechs).

Anyways, here's my question: I replaced my brake lever pivots today, and it
went very successfully and smoothly. There are two plastic bushings that go
into the upper and lower part of the big gap spanning where the actual lever
goes. Am I supposed to lube these bushings? They're plastic, so I'm
thinking no, but the consensus is usually to lube everything.

What about square tapers? Lube?
*duck and run*

Thanks, all.


Lever pin bushings: no lube, just pop them in, and your good to go.
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Old April 11th 04, 02:49 AM
Michael Paul
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"ZeeExSixAre" wrote in message
...
Hey group... although this newsgroup is usually rife with idle talk, the
occasional ride report, lots of OT, and the rare challenge/smack talk, I

am
banking on you guys to know something about Hayes hydro levers
rec.bike.tech is full of practical people who would have no idea of hydros
(as opposed to mechs).

Anyways, here's my question: I replaced my brake lever pivots today, and

it
went very successfully and smoothly. There are two plastic bushings that

go
into the upper and lower part of the big gap spanning where the actual

lever
goes. Am I supposed to lube these bushings? They're plastic, so I'm
thinking no, but the consensus is usually to lube everything.

What about square tapers? Lube?
*duck and run*

Thanks, all.

--
Phil, Squid-in-Training



they're probably nylon or some other reasonably slippery material thus not
requiring any lube. But then, I'm only guessing. I haven't bothered taking
my Hayes levers apart yet.

Michael


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Old April 11th 04, 03:44 PM
Greg McBride
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Default Hayes Hydro Brake Lever Pivot servicing question

Keep the grime and grit out of your brake pads for smooth and consistent
braking. Also protect your rims and pads from damage do to crushed debris
between rim and pad. Check out www.rimsaver.net I am offering FREE SHIPPING
in the US until October. Have fun riding. Greg
"ZeeExSixAre" wrote in message
...
Hey group... although this newsgroup is usually rife with idle talk, the
occasional ride report, lots of OT, and the rare challenge/smack talk, I

am
banking on you guys to know something about Hayes hydro levers
rec.bike.tech is full of practical people who would have no idea of hydros
(as opposed to mechs).

Anyways, here's my question: I replaced my brake lever pivots today, and

it
went very successfully and smoothly. There are two plastic bushings that

go
into the upper and lower part of the big gap spanning where the actual

lever
goes. Am I supposed to lube these bushings? They're plastic, so I'm
thinking no, but the consensus is usually to lube everything.

What about square tapers? Lube?
*duck and run*

Thanks, all.

--
Phil, Squid-in-Training





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Old April 11th 04, 04:07 PM
tcmedara
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Default Hayes Hydro Brake Lever Pivot servicing question

Greg McBride wrote:
Keep the grime and grit out of your brake pads for smooth and
consistent braking. Also protect your rims and pads from damage do to
crushed debris between rim and pad. Check out www.rimsaver.net I am
offering FREE SHIPPING in the US until October. Have fun riding. Greg


1. You top posted, which is just annoying
2. Phil was talking disk, not rim brakes ya maroon
3. SPAM sucks, so go away

Three strikes -- yer outta here (baseball reference for our non-NA brethren)

Tom


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Old April 11th 04, 08:51 PM
G.T.
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"Greg McBride" wrote in message
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Keep the grime and grit out of your brake pads for smooth and consistent
braking. Also protect your rims and pads from damage do to crushed debris
between rim and pad. Check out www.rimsaver.net I am offering FREE

SHIPPING
in the US until October. Have fun riding. Greg


You spamming, top-posting ****ing moron. He was talking about disc brakes.



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Old April 11th 04, 11:09 PM
ZeeExSixAre
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Default Hayes Hydro Brake Lever Pivot servicing question

Check out www.rimsaver.net I am offering FREE SHIPPING
in the US until October. Have fun riding. Greg


May your armpits be infested with the power of a thousand flies.

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Phil, Squid-in-Training



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Old April 12th 04, 04:11 AM
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ZeeExSixAre wrote:
Am I supposed to lube these
bushings? They're plastic, so I'm thinking no, but the consensus is
usually to lube everything.


No lube.

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