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XTR Derailleur Strip Down Service

Levi_501Levi_501 Posts: 1,105
edited February 2011 in MTB workshop & tech
I did search, but nothing came up!


Firstly, Rear derailleur; are the bearings in the jockey wheels servicable, as in can you get fresh new lube oil in there ? also, what about the pressed in (and crimped over) pivot shafts ? How do you get lube in there ???

Secondly Front derailleur; how do you get new lube in its pivot shafts ?

Alo,o any recommendations for strip down service lube ?

Thanks in advance.


  • thel33terthel33ter Posts: 2,684
    The Jockey wheels have little ceramic bearings, just take em out by wedging the metal caps out, and clean them, maybe add a tiny and maybe a tiny bit of wet lube.

    As for the pivot shafts, I normally dribble some 3 in 1 over them, but generally they don't need it. The problem with dismantling mechs and stuff is getting all the springs back in place, as they are very strong.
    And now you know, and knowing is half the battle
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  • ^^ what he said.
    Just clean it carefully after every muddy/wet ride and hose it with WD-40...then wipe dry and drip lube it as described above. Otherwise just a wipe-down with a damp cloth is usually enough.
    When the jockey wheels get too rough, replace them, that's why they're replaceable...
  • Levi_501Levi_501 Posts: 1,105
    Thats kinda what I thought.

    Cheers guys
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