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Old 07-20-02, 06:33 AM   #1
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re wheel bearing grease

In your experience, is there a brand of wheel bearing grease that
is measureably more lubricious -- decreases rolling resistance and increases your average speed?

I have been using auto wheel bearing grease in my Schwinn "Impact" 18 speed.

At the bike shop there is a can of grease whose label alleges that it is "superslippery" and is marked (only) $14.99
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In your experience, is there a brand of wheel bearing grease that
is measureably more lubricious -- decreases rolling resistance and increases your average speed?

I have been using auto wheel bearing grease in my Schwinn "Impact" 18 speed.

At the bike shop there is a can of grease whose label alleges that it is "superslippery" and is marked (only) $14.99
that will also do the work, but I am using the Park Poly lube, it does the job assigned to it, so far no problem, and I think it last me for over 5 years now......
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Finish line do a bearing grease that I've had no bones with.
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Old 07-20-02, 04:33 PM   #4
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I've used black "Phil" grease with good results for many years.
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Steve E, "Black" Phil grease? The only color I've ever seen for their grease is green. (Which works quite well.) What does the label call it? It's an unknown product to me, and since I swear by everything Phil (I even have one of their disc brakes on my old Klein tourer.) I'm very curious.
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Oh yeah, green tube, grease looks black to me, 'tho.
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Because bearing drag is a relatively small factor compared to air drag, I don't think you'll notice a difference in your speed with a different grease.

For a good grease at a good price, Sta-Lube's Sta-Plex grease seems very good, you can find this at auto-parts stores (in North America). For something you can get at the LBS, I really like Park's PolyLube grease, and the container is good for bicycle work too, with the pointed nozzle.
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Automotive grease is too thick for a bike, even one that uses solid tyres. Go to a bike shop, and buy some bike grease.
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