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Old 08-19-14, 10:32 AM   #1
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Pedal Grease?

Does anyone know what type of grease is to be used in DMR V8 Bike pedals (they have a grease port)?

I bought a set and my son got in the box and squirted out the grease in the syringe that came in the box before I had a chance to put them on the bike. The pedals don't turn that great out of the box and I want to grease them.

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Any bearing grease is fine, either the bike specific stuff from Rock n Roll, Finish Line, Pedros or whoever, or automotive bearing grease.

The bike stuff tends to have equal lubrication properties at lower viscosity because it's formulated for lighter loads and lower operating temps, but anything is OK. (note, not all greases are equally effective as bearing grease).
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Any bearing grease is fine, either the bike specific stuff from Rock n Roll, Finish Line, Pedros or whoever, or automotive bearing grease.

The bike stuff tends to have equal lubrication properties at lower viscosity because it's formulated for lighter loads and lower operating temps, but anything is OK. (note, not all greases are equally effective as bearing grease).
Hard to say with any certainty what bike-specific grease is/isn't formulated for when they don't release any of the tech specs.

@OP, I'd call the manufacturer and see what they suggest. Otherwise, what FBinNY said is correct, just make sure that it is a bearing grease... marine grease, trailer grease, disc-brake wheel grease, etc. will all work. You can get a generic lithium marine-bearing grease at Wallyworld for $4. Cheaper yet, ask around and see if a friend/neighbor has a tablespoon or two to lend you. Hell, go to your regular car-mechanic and ask for a few squirts into an old pill bottle.
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Hard to say with any certainty what bike-specific grease is/isn't formulated for when they don't release any of the tech specs.....
I don't release any specs on my product and I don't think folks can't get that it chain lube. The specs wouldn't help most people because they don't provide useful info unless one already knows about lubricants.

The same applies to greases. If the maker puts "suitable for ball bearings" on the package, you have to assume it is, because even with the specs you still won't have a basis to judge.
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I don't release any specs on my product and I don't think folks can't get that it chain lube. The specs wouldn't help most people because they don't provide useful info unless one already knows about lubricants.

The same applies to greases. If the maker puts "suitable for ball bearings" on the package, you have to assume it is, because even with the specs you still won't have a basis to judge.
Didn't realize you made a lubricant... Chain-L. Gotcha! Thanks!
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Cheaper yet, ask around and see if a friend/neighbor has a tablespoon or two to lend you.
Just make sure to return it when you're done.
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I also have the DMR V8s and I have used this Nimrod Seriously Purple grease to good effect on their bearings. I suspect any higher viscosity grease would do the trick though.

You will want a syringe for this job, otherwise you could be there for a while...
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Thanks for the feedback everyone.

Any tips on how to get the grease back into the empty syringe?
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Thanks for the feedback everyone.

Any tips on how to get the grease back into the empty syringe?
Just about the only way is to remove the plunger and spoon feed from the back. If you buy grease that comes in a tube, you can try filling from that. Or you can use a cake decorating bag and nozzle, but it'll waste plenty of grease and of course whoever decorates cakes won't speak to you for weeks.

Try not to get air bubbles because they make the action terrible.
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Just about the only way is to remove the plunger and spoon feed from the back. If you buy grease that comes in a tube, you can try filling from that. Or you can use a cake decorating bag and nozzle, but it'll waste plenty of grease and of course whoever decorates cakes won't speak to you for weeks.

Try not to get air bubbles because they make the action terrible.
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I use waterproof blue marine grease, which is used on trailer bearings.
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Warm the grease up and suck it into the syringe if the plunger won't come out.

I'm a Mobil 1 type guy.
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If the grease syringe is like the one below I would just buy another one at your lbs. I think re-packing a little one like that at home is going to be time consuming, messy and will probably result in air bubbles. Be sure not to over-grease or you will have a sticky mess.

DMR V8 Grease syringe | Evans Cycles
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Thanks everyone for the tips / help.

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