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    Just a idea (lube)

    Since I have new spd-sl pedals on way. I wondered if its fine to apply paintball marker grease on threads and screw it into crank. The grease I'm using is hater
    http://www.amazon.com/Hater-Paintbal.../dp/B001ZQJ8EW
    I'm asking if it's fine to use paintball grease...

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    Huh?
    Maybe.
    Dunno. Someone will know.
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    can't see why not.

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    In my memory Dow Molykote 33 grease, in common use for paintball markers, has been recommended as the best lube for cycling in Arctic conditions.

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    Wow, flashback. I used to use Molykote for .177 target air ***** indoor competitions a long, long time ago.
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    As long as it doesn't have anything weird in it like threadlocker it'll be fine.

    Seems pricy though, you might be better off picking up a small tub of automotive or boat trailer grease for all your thread greasing needs.
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    The requirements for thread lube are so low that almost anything will do.

    I have a question though, why would you use another expensive grease if you're not sure? Unless you already happen to own some.
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    Frankly, even Vasoline (petroleum jelly) will work as a thread lube if you don't have any regular grease. I was wondering if the Molykote would work as a wheelbearing grease for a winter bike. I really notice how much stiffer the bike is at 10-degrees F than it is above freezing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Myosmith View Post
    I really notice how much stiffer the bike is at 10-degrees F than it is above freezing.
    Are you sure it's the bike and not you at that temperature?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myosmith View Post
    I was wondering if the Molykote would work as a wheelbearing grease for a winter bike. I really notice how much stiffer the bike is at 10-degrees F than it is above freezing.
    At such temperatures I suspect that the primary issue is that of the grease being dirty and the dirt solidifying due to a water content, rather than with the grease itself.

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    I've experienced this as well, when using cheap, thick (but clean and water-free) grease in my hubs at very cold temperatures. It takes a few minutes for everything to warm up enough and start moving properly.

    This shouldn't be a problem if you use thinner or fancier grease (Phil grease seems to work well all the time), or if you don't regularly ride at temperatures below perhaps -25C/-13F. At those temperatures, bikes normally have bigger problems to deal with (like sticky freehub pawls, mechs, and cables). At higher temperatures (above -20C/-4F), I rarely have cold-related mechanical difficulties.

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