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    Drag in Ultegra Derailleur Pulley

    There is considerable drag in the upper pulley. Cleaning does not help. The seal is the problem. I am thinking of replacing them with the Tacx brand of pulleys. Other options include taking out the seal, forgetting about it. Ultegra 9 speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daniell View Post
    There is considerable drag in the upper pulley. Cleaning does not help. The seal is the problem. I am thinking of replacing them with the Tacx brand of pulleys. Other options include taking out the seal, forgetting about it. Ultegra 9 speed.
    How could properly cleaning that pulley not make it good again? Did you remove the pulley from the derailleur and take the covers off/bushing out? Clean and lube everything?
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    I think he wants it to stay spinning for 30 sec after he twirls it!

    That thing is sucking HP!
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    Ultegra 9...they must be pretty damn old. If you can't get them working by cleaning/lubing buy some new pulleys. Buy new Shimano pulleys.
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