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Old 02-15-12, 12:45 PM   #1
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Alternative for Wrench Force Syn Grease

Just emptied the last tube of this great lube and discovered..it apparently is no longer available.
(spent 40 minutes on line comming up with 'product is no longer available)
I use it mainly for the bearings.
Wondered what's a good alternative/what others are using.
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Old 02-15-12, 12:55 PM   #2
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I use this stuff for all of my bearings, seatposts, and stems:


http://www.alexgs.com/product/mystik-665056002080.html
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Old 02-15-12, 02:17 PM   #3
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Park grease and Phil's have both worked great for me
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I use Lubriplate EMB (electric motor bearing) grease, but any good automotive grease will be more than adequate.
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Is Wrench Force grease from Trek dealers like the tools? I have one of their cable cutters. They were supposedly made by Snap-On, but I'm not impressed with the quality.

I use Park grease. The tubes are convenient.
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Boat trailer wheel bearing grease, It's extra water-resistant,
+ cheap, a tub has lasted me for decades.
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Old 02-15-12, 03:55 PM   #7
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Boat trailer wheel bearing grease, It's extra water-resistant,
+ cheap, a tub has lasted me for decades.
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wrench force lubes were rebadged pedros stuff.
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I've switched all my greases and currently switching my oils to Super Lube.

http://www.amazon.com/Loctite-82325-.../dp/B000XBH9HI
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For bicycle application, seems like automotive grease is more than fine. I've used Phils, Park Polylube, Nashbar white lithium, and automotive wheel bearing grease. Except for the color and feel, one really can't tell the difference. Bicycle specific grease is more costly per ounce, but is often packaged in an easy to use squeeze tube. A tube (4oz) of Park Polylube lasts me many years. On modern bikes, there isn't much to grease, since the bottom bracket and hubs tend to be sealed cartridge bearings. For the price of a tube of bicycle specific grease, I could get a pound tub for the same price - and that would last probably 10+ years assuming I don't contaminate it over the years. Since I don't use much and the cost for a 4 oz tube may be ~$5, I don't mind buying a bicycle specific grease, if just for the convenience.
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I got a tub of the Park Polylube, has worked great for me, but the tub is wayyy too much, unless you work in a bike shop or have like 30 bikes(like some people on here...), get the tube.
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1lb tub of Valvoline + mini grease gun = set for life.
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22 oz tub of Phil grease plus a Dualco refillable grease gun = set for decades + won't contaminate the tub with dirty fingers.
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Don't overthink it; pretty much anything anybody has already posted is fine. I use this. http://www.amazon.com/SILGLYDE-LUBE-.../dp/B000KXLR5E
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I use Wrench Force/Pedros and it's terrific. I also have a tube of Triflow Synthetic grease, very similar, good alternative.
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... but the tub is wayyy too much, unless you work in a bike shop or have like 30 bikes(like some people on here...), get the tube.
+1
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To replace my Pedro's/Wrench Force synthetic grease, I just ordered a small tub of Finish Line's Ceramic Grease, $20-$25. Finish Line's most advanced bearing lubrication technology. Formulated with sub-micron ceramic particles, TeflonŽ fluoropolymer and premium non-toxic synthetic oils.
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To replace my Pedro's/Wrench Force synthetic grease, I just ordered a small tub of Finish Line's Ceramic Grease, $20-$25. Finish Line's most advanced bearing lubrication technology. Formulated with sub-micron ceramic particles, TeflonŽ fluoropolymer and premium non-toxic synthetic oils.
Your post sounds like an ad.
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Boat trailer wheel bearing grease, It's extra water-resistant,
+ cheap, a tub has lasted me for decades.
+1000

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Old 02-27-12, 07:33 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by Lawrence08648 To replace my Pedro's/Wrench Force synthetic grease, I just ordered a small tub of Finish Line's Ceramic Grease, $20-$25. Finish Line's most advanced bearing lubrication technology. Formulated with sub-micron ceramic particles, TeflonŽ fluoropolymer and premium non-toxic synthetic oils.

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Your post sounds like an ad.
I did order Finish Line's Ceramic Grease this past week. I haven't received it yet to look at it. The rest I copied off their website that's why it appears to be an ad.
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I use both the cheaper ordinary green waterproof trailer grease (for most applications) and the nicer Castrol lithium grease rated for bearings on disc caliper brakes for IGH's that need grease.

The mini grease guns are very cheap and work extremely well. Harbor Freight sells the same thing too for a buck or so less -even cheaper when it goes on sale.
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The mini grease guns are very cheap and work extremely well. Harbor Freight sells the same thing too for a buck or so less -even cheaper when it goes on sale.
+1. They're perfect for greasing Speedplay pedals too.
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