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Collection, Preservation and Display of Old Lawn Mowers

Control cable lube

Possibly old hat to most but posting in case useful to some. I've had on of these for a while to maintain motorbike and cycle control cables. Had the need today on some pretty poor feeding control cables on my mowers, worked a treat.

Trick is to make sure you get the whole outer sheath end as well as the cable into the rubber clamp and it won't leak, or not much anyway. I use thinner clear oil like hair clipper oil or sewing machine oil.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Motorcycle-Motorbike-Clamp-On-Cable-Oiler-Lubricator-Black/261473398207?hash=item3ce1076dbf:g:y1UAAOSwjKFZP704

Probaly available from bicycle shops as well, cheap thing which isn't a gimmick for a change

 

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wristpin Wed, 05/06/2019

Oil is fine for metal to metal cables but can swell the "plastic" liner on some. For those I use "rubber and nylon" silicone spray.