I recently needed LocTite Blue but went to a local hardware store instead of Home Depot. Instead of having LocTite 242 they had a generic version of the 245 which is somewhat surprising because LocTite 245 is not available in retail packaging. Getting back to the story the generic 245 was about half the price of a generic 242 (from Auto Zone). Is the 245 suitable as a replacement for 242 as far as bicycles are concerned? I got the datasheets for the 242 and 245 but am having a hard time decyphering them.