new wheels have come - do i need to grease quick release?

evsy Posts: 111
edited April 2011 in Road beginners
hey everyone

my new wheels have come!!! shimano rs10. look very very nice.

BUt the quick release lever is not attached and is in a separate bag. do i need to grease this when i put it on the wheels??

sorry if this is a stupid question :oops: just thought i better check




  • magoo289
    magoo289 Posts: 223
    Is it not greased inside the hub? Yes, if not.
  • evsy
    evsy Posts: 111
    magoo289 wrote:
    Is it not greased inside the hub? Yes, if not.

    thanks for your help. im not sure if the hub is or not. i havent looked tbh. i have just opened the wheels and noticed that the quick release levers are in a little bag and are bone dry with no grease on.

    do i need to open hub to check its greased? dont they come greased?
    if so do i just put quick release lever in or should i put some grease on before i put in hub?
  • amaferanga
    amaferanga Posts: 6,789
    Just put a little bit of grease on it and stop fretting :wink:
    More problems but still living....
  • evsy
    evsy Posts: 111
    yeah i know. sorry if i sound dumb. this is the first upgrade i have done since starting to bike and i dont want to mess the wheels up.

    i cant find anything which says they are pre greased so i hope they are!

    thanks for all of your help
  • redvee
    redvee Posts: 11,922
    The wheels spin better if you grease the skewers :lol: A blob of grease stops them getting rust coloured, water does get in there somehow.
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.