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When changing the brake cables and housings and when changing the gear cables and housings, do you ever apply any type of lubrication inside of the housings?

I've seen videos where people do and I've seen videos where people don't. I'm kind of leaning towards the side of DON"T.

Anyone know for sure?
 

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I put a few drops of teflon-based lube into the housing before feeding the cable in. If it was for a mountain bike being ridden in dry, dusty conditions, I wouldn't bother. But for any bike ridden in any kind of wet or humid conditions, it can't hurt.

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I put a few drops of teflon-based lube into the housing before feeding the cable in. If it was for a mountain bike being ridden in dry, dusty conditions, I wouldn't bother. But for any bike ridden in any kind of wet or humid conditions, it can't hurt.

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okay, thanks! what do you recommend as the best all around bike lubricant? Does anyone else have any recommendations as well?
 
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