Has anyone used lightweight synthetic grease during the winter to reduce the stiffness in bearings?
I was out in my unheated shop tinkering with a frame/fork that I picked up and pulled out the can-o-grease just to smear some on the stem and seatpost, both of which had been slightly stuck. The grease was so thick that I had to dig at it to get some on my finger and it was very hard to smear on the seatpost. No wonder my bike has seemed so stiff. I thought it was a combination of cold muscles and heavy clothing.
Since this new to me frame and fork will become my Plan B and winter bike, I was wondering if I should put in an old style cup and bearing BB so that I could pack it and the wheel bearings with lightweight synthetic grease next fall.