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skilsaw 02-28-11 03:50 PM

What is the right colour of bicycle grease?
 
I know this question fits in the mechanics forum, but I think it is deeper than that and requires the wisdom, experience and maturity of those Fifty Plus.

As a kid, I used vaseline in my hubs because that was what we had around the house.
Recently, I've been using a tube of green grease, but am coming to the end of it.
Yesterday I stopped by the automotive section of the big box store and saw red, green and white grease. The selection overwhelmed me.

What is the right colour of bicycle grease?

CACycling 02-28-11 03:52 PM

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Originally Posted by skilsaw (Post 12293297)
What is the right colour of bicycle grease?

Red is the fastest.

NOS88 02-28-11 03:52 PM

You can still get Phil Wood, and it's green.

AzTallRider 02-28-11 05:10 PM

The SRAM Red Ceramic bottom bracket I got recently came with a syringe of what I'd call "Atomic Blue" grease. Sure looks hella fast.

LesterOfPuppets 02-28-11 05:14 PM

I have two reds and a green. I use the Valvoline red primarily.

Bullshot
Valvoline

Phil Woods

2manybikes 02-28-11 05:16 PM

How long is a rope?

Timtruro 02-28-11 05:22 PM

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Originally Posted by 2manybikes (Post 12293781)
How long is a rope?

No longer than this thread.

Garilia 02-28-11 05:32 PM

My Park Tool PolyLube1000 is blue green. I've had it a long time. Does grease expire?

2manybikes 02-28-11 05:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Timtruro (Post 12293817)
No longer than this thread.

Good reply. :thumb:

How long can I leave a bike in the repair stand? :lol:

Garilia 02-28-11 05:48 PM

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Originally Posted by 2manybikes (Post 12293911)
Good reply. :thumb:

How long can I leave a bike in the repair stand? :lol:


Only until you want to ride it.

DX-MAN 02-28-11 06:18 PM

I've used red, brown, and various shades of green.

I like the 'teal' green; it's Slick 50 One grease.

tsl 02-28-11 06:27 PM

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Originally Posted by skilsaw (Post 12293297)
What is the right colour of bicycle grease?

What color is the bike? And do your other accessories match or contrast?

tsl 02-28-11 06:29 PM

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Originally Posted by AzTallRider (Post 12293746)
The SRAM Red Ceramic bottom bracket I got recently came with a syringe of what I'd call "Atomic Blue" grease. Sure looks hella fast.

I'm confused. Then why do they call it Red when it uses Atomic Blue grease? Shouldn't it be SRAM Blue?

Phil85207 02-28-11 07:05 PM

I think they are telling us that it doesn't matter the color.

kr32 02-28-11 08:21 PM

I think Retro Grouch used white on his new bike he bought.

JanMM 02-28-11 08:23 PM

White is indeed the correct color. Like this:







See how nice that looks?

Leukybear 02-28-11 08:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Garilia (Post 12293866)
Does grease expire?

Nope but it can be contaminated if left in an open container or improper container.

Shifty 02-28-11 08:30 PM

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Originally Posted by JanMM (Post 12294679)
White is indeed the correct color. Like this:







See how nice that looks?

How good can it be, the fly won't stick in it

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d1...ammer/bugs.gif

Garilia 02-28-11 08:32 PM

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Originally Posted by happypills (Post 12294700)
Nope but it can be contaminated if left in an open container or improper container.

Okay, so I won't use it in my Gel packs.


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