Join Date: Jul 2000
Bikes: 1959 Capo; 1980 Peugeot PKN-10; 1981 Bianchi; 1988 Schwinn KOM-10;
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WD-40, a cleaner and rust preventive ("WD" = "water displacement") with only minimal lubrication properties, is essentially kerosene plus vanilla extract.
3-in-1 and conventional "dino" automotive engine oils are refined mineral oil
synthetic car engine oils are chemically reformulated, but start with animal, vegetable, or highly-refined/hydrocracked mineral hydrocarbons
RaceDay and WhiteLightning are paraffin-based
You can buy teflon-based white grease at your local bike shop or on line.
"Early to bed, early to rise. Work like hell, and advertise." -- George Stahlman
Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
Bianchi: 1981 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069