Okay so its been about a year since i overhauled a bearing but i overhauled a pair of SR track pedals the other day. I cleaned all old grease (it was suprizingly clean, probably just needed tightening) and repacked with Rock N Roll Red Devil All Purpose Grease. I reassembled and spun -- they sounded a little 'dry'. The adjustment was perfect, zero play but not tight or notchy either. I'm not really sure how to say this, but they made audible noise when spun and I didn't feel the 'hydraulic resistance' freshly overhauled stuff usually has. I put enough grease for sure, but it felt 'thinner' than the old dried out quiet grease.
i've used red devil for many other hubs, bbs, headsets etc, and never really noticed a dry feel. maybe these cups & cones just need thicker grease. any thoughts?
what is the best bearing grease in everyone's opinion?