Bicycle Mechanics - Copperslip?
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Hi, I've done a search, but no results.
I'm building up a new frame and wonder if there's any point in using copperslip on seat-post? quill-stem? all screws? back of brake pad to prevent squealing?? (saw this on another forum whilst googling), anywhere else?
Any advice greatly appreciated :)
05-21-11, 06:45 AM
What is "copperslip", an anti-seize? For the uses you describe, plain grease is more than adequate unless you are dealing with a carbon seatpost, then "assembly paste" is a better option.
I've never heard of using anything behind bicycle brake pads to prevent squealing. That's normally addressed by setting proper toe-in for caliper brakes. It sounds like an automobile technique. Are you using disc brakes?
I think you mean, "Copaslip", which is a brand name for copper-based anti-seize lubricant. There is no harm in using it on most threaded fasteners, though it is messy. You could certainly use it on the seat post, but make sure it doesn't mean you have to overtighten the binder bolt to keep the post from slipping. Anti-seize is sometimes used on the backing plates of automotive brake pads to prevent squealing. I've never tried it on bicycle disc brakes. It shouldn't be used on rim brake pads.
Thanks guys. Very possible I read the brake pad thing on a car forum whilst googling :/ I'll give it a miss and keep to good ol' grease :)
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