One More Lubricant To Keep The Bike Going
No peeps, my bike still runs without gears! Automatic transmission fluid isn’t a lubricant typically sitting on a shelf of someone’s bike workshop. But ATF is exactly what a True Precision Stealth hub needs to keep running smoothly. In fact, it’s the only permissible lubricant for the roller clutch hidden inside a rear True Precision hub. A spoon-full should be added once in a while. Depending on the frequency one rides and the climate one lives in, this should be done more or less frequently. Since I’m not living in a dry part of the world, I think I’ll be doing a hub service about three times a year, possibly four in 29er heavy years. Now, the fantastic thing about the Poacher hub is that it takes a single allen key (3mm) to disassemble the whole thing. Heck, the cog can stay on the free-wheel body to pull the axle out. To reach the roller clutch the steel free-wheel body can be pulled out by hand. Clean everything up, add a scoop of ATF, push everything back together, screw on the bearing preload cap, adjust and tighten with the 3mm allen key - done! To note that absolutely no dirt or dust had made it past the dust cap/seal in the months I’ve ridden it.