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Old 09-15-2003, 10:56 AM
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Good morning all,

In your opinion, what's the best stuff for lubricating the speedometer cable; I've heard/read graphite, WD-40, other light oil, etc.

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Old 09-15-2003, 04:11 PM
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I think almost anything works in a warm climate. In a colder climate I would stick to a graphite lube which is unaffected by temperature.

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I've used graphite before and it seems to work well.
WD-40 tends to gum up over time so I avoid using it except for freeing stuck parts and some light cleaning. Gun oil isn't bad to use either.

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how about white lithium grease in a aerosol can?
I use it on my bicycle cables

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>Dave
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But you can be so much happier being a Squarebird owner.

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You're absolutely right, Alexander!

You get to wear a really goofy silly-a$$ grin driving a square bird, like this... :7

If you do that riding your bike you end up having to scrape bugs off your teeth or else end up having to do this a lot... :9
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I own two square birds, a 58 convertible Franklin Mint
and a 59 hardtop by Brooklin models. I am presently building
a 58 by Monogram (old 1987 kit)
a lot less maintenance and repairs but still love to own one

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