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    Grease for a Bendix Coaster Brake Hub

    Is Park grease good enough, or do I need something special? Sheldon Brown mentions high temperature grease.

    Repack Hill is nearby, but this bike will just be ridden around the neighborhood.

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    Tub of HT Disc brake wheel grease is probably cheaper than Park sold for bikes.

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    Yes Park's grease will work just fine for you. I use it for all of my coaster brakes' rebuilds.
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    Thanks! This is my first coaster brake rebuild.

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    Any automotive grease is more than good enough for our applications.

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    hey good luck with it, if you need any help with it let me know and i be more than happy to help out.
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    Thanks again, bikeman, the shoes are worn awfully thin and the rims are rusty. I'm tempted to just but a wheelset. At least I can add rebuilding a coaster hub to my resume.

    I sincerely hope that this doesn't turn into another grease thread. I already have the Park grease. I'm not interested in buying a tub of anything else. I'm sure I could save big bucks by buying some sort of automotive grease in a tub, but the park in tubes is convenient and two tubes have lasted over two years and nine complete overhauls.

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    Park grease is fine. Even on "Repack Hill" all you'll need to do is repack.

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    Pack those shoes in grease also. Did you go up to the 'Bikefest'?

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    coaster brake hubs need 'stahlbremsenfett'. We use it on coaster brakes and planetary gear hubs (mainly Sachs/Sram) to grease the sun and planetary and ring gears. It is available through SRAM.
    You fixed my flat tire and now my light doesn't work, so...

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    yes one tub of park's grease can last a long time. I go though a can every year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by curbtender View Post
    Pack those shoes in grease also. Did you go up to the 'Bikefest'?
    There's a link to my pictures here:

    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...oberfest-today

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    Looks like I missed some good ciopino...


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    It's Paella at Biketoberfest, not ciopino at bikefest.

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    Most of the old school shop manuals recommend giving Bendix hubs a shot of oil (30W is fine) in addition to greasing all the internal parts.
    There's always room for one more bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingsting View Post
    Most of the old school shop manuals recommend giving Bendix hubs a shot of oil (30W is fine) in addition to greasing all the internal parts.
    Where do you shoot the oil?

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    you can mix the oil with the grease before you put it in the hub or on the parts. just a few drops will do it . use more than that and the grease will break down into nothing but oil. just remember grease is nothing but oil in a soap mixer anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Bois View Post
    Where do you shoot the oil?
    I give it a squirt inside the hub shell and one somewhere near the retarder spring (keeps it from squeaking). That's usually all you need.
    There's always room for one more bike!

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    HI temp waterproof grease

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnDThompson View Post
    Park grease is fine. Even on "Repack Hill" all you'll need to do is repack.
    I have found that nothing compared to Phil Grease for resistance to wear and rust. When i used Parks grease I found out the hard way I couldnt count on it, rust formed on bearings after rain, and the riding scored bearing surfaces, Id rather use Wal Marts red universal auto bearing grease than Parks if you seek grease on the economy price side. The clutch and steel brake shoes definitely need a Hi temp grease in CB hubs, so dont use Oil or anything cheap

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeman68 View Post
    I have found that nothing compared to Phil Grease for resistance to wear and rust. When i used Parks grease I found out the hard way I couldnt count on it, rust formed on bearings after rain, and the riding scored bearing surfaces, Id rather use Wal Marts red universal auto bearing grease than Parks if you seek grease on the economy price side. The clutch and steel brake shoes definitely need a Hi temp grease in CB hubs, so dont use Oil or anything cheap
    Did you happen to notice that you're replying to a thread that's 3 1/2 years old?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Wills View Post
    We need the mods to edit this pic into the OP of every thread that's bumped from the grave.

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    The simple fact is that ANY automotive wheel bearing grease will work just fine. And the big deal is that since it isnt a namebrand cycling grease, it will cost tons less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimmo View Post
    We need the mods to edit this pic into the OP of every thread that's bumped from the grave.
    depends on why the thread gets bumped. If it's over a couple of years old, we just close it. My suggestion is that after a while the background color is changed to green, which becomes darker and darker over time. So a 10 year old thread would be kelly green background. They don't take me seriously for some reason
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    Jeff we still need and will always need petrolium oil for mechanical friction, so when you learn how not all grease is the same and pay for that with hub damage, then knowledge is super valuable. Im just sharing what I learned with actual ride experience, riding in all conditions including rain which is the ultimate test so when 1 grease hold up and keeps races from scoring and rusting while another, such as PARK fails, thats a big difference especially since you end up with a wrecked hub thats a DRAG from that point. Its just a shame that some bearings greases are bottom of the barrel, and somebody will value this post in yr 2020 just the same

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeman68 View Post
    Jeff we still need and will always need petrolium oil for mechanical friction, so when you learn how not all grease is the same and pay for that with hub damage, then knowledge is super valuable. Im just sharing what I learned with actual ride experience, riding in all conditions including rain which is the ultimate test so when 1 grease hold up and keeps races from scoring and rusting while another, such as PARK fails, thats a big difference especially since you end up with a wrecked hub thats a DRAG from that point. Its just a shame that some bearings greases are bottom of the barrel, and somebody will value this post in yr 2020 just the same
    I don't understand what you're talking about. All I said was "Did you happen to notice that you're replying to a thread that's 3 1/2 years old?"
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