Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-27-11, 01:34 AM   #1
Airburst
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: England, currently dividing my time between university in Guildford and home just outside Reading
Bikes: Too many to list here!
Posts: 1,921
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Teflon lube in SA 3-speed

I've been running two bikes with SA 3-speeds for a while now, and I've been oiling the hubs with Finish Line wet Teflon lube. Is this likely to be an issue mechanically? I've regreased all 3 bearings on both with synthetic grease, so I reckon I've avoided any problems with synthetic and mineral lubricants meeting, is there any other issue?

Thanks in advance.
Airburst is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-11, 05:14 AM   #2
ncfisherman
Senior Member
 
ncfisherman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Chapel Hill
Bikes: Canfield Yelli Screamy, Pivot Mach5, Specialized Roubaix, '65 Hercules, '79 Schwinn Stingray Lil Chic, '68 Schwinn Stingray Fastback, '89 Specialized Allez Epic, '86 Battaglin World Champion
Posts: 457
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I don't think you will have any issues, but a thicker oil is typically used for that application. I use Phil Wood Tenacious Oil in my old 3-speed hubs.

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/internal...ml#lubrication
ncfisherman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-11, 08:59 AM   #3
Burton
Certified Bike Brat
 
Burton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Montreal, Quebec
Bikes:
Posts: 4,251
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Airburst View Post
I've been running two bikes with SA 3-speeds for a while now, and I've been oiling the hubs with Finish Line wet Teflon lube. Is this likely to be an issue mechanically? I've regreased all 3 bearings on both with synthetic grease, so I reckon I've avoided any problems with synthetic and mineral lubricants meeting, is there any other issue?

Thanks in advance.
OK So this may be a really dumb question but I really feel like I`m missing something. Personally I was unaware that Finish Line was making any WET Teflon lube products so I checked their website and was unable to find any there myself.

Could you post a link or name a specific product please?
Burton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-11, 10:17 AM   #4
fietsbob 
coprolite
 
fietsbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
Bikes: 7
Posts: 18,879
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 230 Post(s)
I'm +1 on the phil tenacious oil. squirted down the indicator chain hole.
I take the cones out and clean and grease the bearings that the wheel rolls on.
fietsbob is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-11, 10:36 AM   #5
fishymamba
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: SoCal T.O.
Bikes: CAAD9-6, 13' Dawes Haymaker 1500
Posts: 2,173
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Burton View Post
OK So this may be a really dumb question but I really feel like I`m missing something. Personally I was unaware that Finish Line was making any WET Teflon lube products so I checked their website and was unable to find any there myself.

Could you post a link or name a specific product please?
They do not make a wet Teflon lube. I think the OP is talking about this: http://www.finishlineusa.com/product...untry-lube.htm
fishymamba is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-11, 10:43 AM   #6
FBinNY 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
Posts: 29,435
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 99 Post(s)
Look at things this way. An IGH hub is most similar functionally to a gearbox or differential on your automobile, though obviously lighter duty. If you look, you won't find a single maker of these products that recommends using teflon. There must be a reason, and though you may not know why, you'd be wise to stay on the well trod path of oiling your hub with oil.

Note also that IGH hubs (like most gear box systems) depend on splash lubrication to circulate the oil as the wheel turns and keep all parts lubed long term. Lubes that dry up do not splash, or circulate will rapidly wear off the mating surfaces leaving then unprotected.
__________________
FB
Chain-L site

An ounce of diagnosis is worth a pound of cure.

“Never argue with an idiot. He will only bring you down to his level and beat you with experience.”, George Carlin

“One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions” - Adm Grace Murray Hopper - USN

WARNING, I'm from New York. Thin skinned people should maintain safe distance.
FBinNY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-11, 10:49 AM   #7
Burton
Certified Bike Brat
 
Burton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Montreal, Quebec
Bikes:
Posts: 4,251
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by fishymamba View Post
They do not make a wet Teflon lube. I think the OP is talking about this: http://www.finishlineusa.com/product...untry-lube.htm
I`m kinda hoping not. Thats intended as a chain lube and the producr description projects a 100 mile effective protection in wet weather. In keeping with that expectancy and in an effort to be environmentally friendly - the prodect has been engineered to be biodegradable.

So if you check the spec sheet - the oil products are expected to undergo a 60% degradation over a 28 day period. I imagine that in a SA hub with less exposure to oxygen you might get more life expectancy - but definately not what I`d want to use anywhere I was gunning for reduced maintenaince.
Burton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-11, 11:26 AM   #8
1saxman
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: VA
Bikes: Trek 930 (1992)
Posts: 172
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Also be sure never to use a friction-modified lube in a hub with a coaster brake. You'll get very looooonnnnnggggg stopping distances! Don't even ask - it was many years ago before I knew most everything.
1saxman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-11, 10:19 AM   #9
Airburst
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: England, currently dividing my time between university in Guildford and home just outside Reading
Bikes: Too many to list here!
Posts: 1,921
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by fishymamba View Post
They do not make a wet Teflon lube. I think the OP is talking about this: http://www.finishlineusa.com/product...untry-lube.htm
Yeah, that's what it is. It stays wet when it's on my chain, so I figure it does the same inside my hubs.
Airburst is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-11, 04:53 AM   #10
MilitantPotato
Subjectively Insane
 
MilitantPotato's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Saint Louis, Missouri
Bikes: '09 Rodriguez Adventurer Custom, '08 Trek 7.3Fx
Posts: 802
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
As an off-topic, it's my favorite chain lube so far.
MilitantPotato is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:13 AM.