Grease the freehub?

ben@31 Posts: 2,327
edited October 2015 in Workshop
If you're fitting a cassette to a freehub? Is it worth applying grease to the freehub splines ?

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  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,891
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • mercia_man
    mercia_man Posts: 1,431
    Some professional mechanics do, some don't. I personally put a light smear of ordinary or copper grease on splines, spacers, lock ring threads and where the cogs meet in the belief it will help removal, prevent corrosion and reduce the risk of creaks from the cassette. Can't do any harm and may do some good.
  • keef66
    keef66 Posts: 13,123
    Initially I used to lightly grease the freehub splines but I don't bother any more, and just assemble everything spotlessly clean and dry.

    I only use copper grease on pedal threads, threaded BB cups and cleat bolts; - all the bits that are in the firing line for salty spray but that one day you'll need to undo. I use it sparingly too; I find a little seems to go a long way. I'm often finding it in places I didn't put it.