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Old 05-22-11, 10:22 PM   #1
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hub grease- ParkTool or Phil wood?

Which would you pick? These are different types of grease, I know.
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Old 05-23-11, 12:03 AM   #2
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Whichever one is cheaper. But my answer would be neither. Virtually any grease that isn't garbage will work perfectly well for hubs. The green boat/marine grease is supposed to work well, but I haven't run out of the old can of brown automotive grease my dad gave me so I haven't been able to test that yet.
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Yeah, don't overheat your noggin trying to decide between greases; almost anything will do.

If you want to use something particularly well-suited, marine grease is prolly close to best. But I'd say there's prolly not a lot in it.
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they are to me just a different color blue vs green ..

Marine or, AKA Boat trailer wheel bearing grease has been the go to grease
for decades in the mountain biking scene , by definition , waterproof.

thicker to me helpsthe balls stay in place in loose ball drive-train rebuilds,
as you put things back together .

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Boat trailer wheel bearings. That should tell you all you need to know... a somewhat demanding application.
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I use Lubriplate EMB and it is overkill. I started using it before I found out it wasn't necessary. I still use it because a 14 ounce tube costs about $3.00.
Any automotive grease will be more than aduquate for our use.
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I use Phil wood, because it's the only Phil wood product I can afford.
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Green marine boat trailer grease. A 1 lb tub of it will last most of the rest of your lifespan and it's not expensive.
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I just get whatever looks best for $2.00 a pound. Valvoline red stuff for the last 10 years. I'm about due for another pound. Ooh, looks like prices have gone up a bit. Oh well, $4.00 a pound still ain't bad.

Maybe I'll consider the marine style even though I've no complaints about the regular Valvoline red stuff.

I use a grease gun kinda like this, but with a long tip on it. Just fill from your tub with a plastic knife and pump away!
http://www.harborfreight.com/3-oz-mi...:referralID=NA
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$3-4 at any auto parts store. I've had this tub for about 6-7 years I guess. Not even half gone.
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I use bacon fat. I like it because when I go on those long early morning rides I can smell bacon when the bearings warm up a bit.
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I just get whatever looks best for $2.00 a pound. Valvoline red stuff for the last 10 years. I'm about due for another pound. Ooh, looks like prices have gone up a bit. Oh well, $4.00 a pound still ain't bad.

Maybe I'll consider the marine style even though I've no complaints about the regular Valvoline red stuff.

I use a grease gun kinda like this, but with a long tip on it. Just fill from your tub with a plastic knife and pump away!
Yeah I have one of those, and they're great, and don't take up much space, unlike the cartridge-loading guns.

One problem I always have with grease guns though, is that after you use them, they drip oil all over the place. I think this must be because the grease inside them is still under pressure and is forcing the oil embedded in the soap to separate out and leak. I don't know if some greases are more susceptible, or if it's just the nature of grease. Lubrimatic Marine Grease definitely drips like crazy. My current brand, Mystic JT-6 Low-Temp is a little better but still does it. The little gun you linked to doesn't do it as much as the bigger 3 and 14oz cartridge guns though.
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