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I have a sticky DA 9 speed rear derailleur. Would you use chain lube?
 

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I usually use TriFlow for that sort of thing. Mainly because I can squirt it into hard to reach places. I don't see why chain lube would not work.
 

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I also use my customary chain lube. Finishline 'cross country' , fairly thick but very penetrating synthetic lube.

I would recommend removing and washing the derailleur, then carefully heating it to 40 deg centigrade or so and lube while still warm. This will dry it and promote penetration of the oil.
 

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Lubing pulleys

Chainstay said:
I have a sticky DA 9 speed rear derailleur. Would you use chain lube?
If you want a durable but low friction lube, you can apply some grease and then oil. As the two mix, you get something like gear lube, which also works well. Just plain oil works well as a lube, but will most likely not last as long as the thicker stuff. Of course to apply this, you have to remove the pulleys from the derailleur and remove the dust caps.
 
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