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    Best grease?

    I'm 1/2 way through my last tube of Finish Line grease and was thinking about exploring the posibility of finding something better.
    Can anyone recommend a grease that you'd say is better Finish Line's teflon stuff?
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    The best grease for me is cheap grease. I'm 1/2 way through a tub of Castrol. Works great.

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    auto grease? never thought of that. beats the "L" out of paying 10 bucks for a small tube. what weight do you use/recommend?

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    Bring the popcorn and settle in for a looong thread.

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    I use Boat Trailer wheel bearing grease... Seems to work great.. 5 bucks for a tub of it and it is also water repellant...
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    I always thought / was told that auto grease had an undesireably high viscosity, so much that it causes unwanted resistance (grease "drag") when used on bike parts...
    Is bicycle specific grease a farce?
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    Depends on what you're doing. For regular greasing of bearings, a tub of cheap Castrol grease is fine.

    For installing seatposts, stems, handlebars, etc, you want to use Tacx Carbon assembly compound or a generic equivalent. Yes, you should always grease the seatpost, whether carbon, aluminum, or steel.

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    Would you use Tacx compound on things like screwing in a bb, mounting cranks, etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonechilling View Post
    Road [racing] is one of the only sports where adult men can compete in a non-scholastic setting, so inevitably 8/10 racers are fiercely-competitive nobodies. It's fun as hell, but it's also the foremost refuge of defeated and aging jocks, turned middle-management types.

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    I'd use Tacx or equivalent for square-taper cranks, but probably not for threads. The whole point is that it creates super friction when compressed, so less torque is needed to tighten two parts together. Of course you should always use a torque wrench and a torque chart for every bolt on the bike.

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    I used white lithium ever since I started working on bikes and read in Bike Magazine's book that it is just as good as the overpriced bike stuff. I see no reason to change.

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    Sure, white lithium is great. It's not going to perform like Tacx on a seatpost since it doesn't have the same chemical properties, but it's a fine grease for non-assembly purposes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HillRider View Post
    Bring the popcorn and settle in for a looong thread.
    I love these threads!

    The best grease is clean; the rest is personal preference.
    Today, I believe my jurisdiction ends here...

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    Hillrider's totally right. I shouldn't have said anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tellyho View Post
    The best grease for me is cheap grease. I'm 1/2 way through a tub of Castrol. Works great.
    Nothing like these "what's the best _____" threads to bring out the loonies. Somehow, they always degenerate into nastiness and name-calling. So, let's get the ball rolling -- anyone that uses anything other than Phil Wood Waterproof rides a girl's bike.

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    I heard that Phil Wood developed that grease specifically for girl's bikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ginsoakedboy View Post
    Nothing like these "what's the best _____" threads to bring out the loonies. Somehow, they always degenerate into nastiness and name-calling. So, let's get the ball rolling -- anyone that uses anything other than Phil Wood Waterproof rides a girl's bike.
    What's your point????
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    I like white grease cause its easier to tell if its dirty.

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    I like dark grease because it stays good looking long after it isn't.

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    Bacon grease, it's free. Smells good too.

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    Park Tool white grease. thats what i use, but i dont know how much it is because i always use my friends.
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    I like whatever grease I happen to have at the time. I think gear bearing grease works great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leob1 View Post
    Bacon grease, it's free. Smells good too.
    Mmmmmm. Bacon. Yum.

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    This subject has gotten hot in the past.
    The question, "What is the best grease"?
    Well, maybe this is not the best grease for you. It is known to be some of the best in industrial applications.
    http://www.kluberna.com/index.asp?p=products

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    Quote Originally Posted by sp00ki View Post
    Can anyone recommend a grease that you'd say is better Finish Line's teflon stuff?
    Quote Originally Posted by sp00ki View Post
    ...So, switching from an Ultegra crank to an FSA Carbon Pro Team crank is about the same as taking off your sunglasses.
    Now you've got it.
    Apply same nonchalant skepticism to worries about grease choice.

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