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Old 02-28-11, 03:50 PM   #1
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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?
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Old 02-28-11, 03:52 PM   #2
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Red is the fastest.
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Old 02-28-11, 03:52 PM   #3
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You can still get Phil Wood, and it's green.
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Old 02-28-11, 05:10 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 02-28-11, 05:14 PM   #5
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I have two reds and a green. I use the Valvoline red primarily.

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Old 02-28-11, 05:16 PM   #6
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How long is a rope?
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Old 02-28-11, 05:22 PM   #7
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No longer than this thread.
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Old 02-28-11, 05:32 PM   #8
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My Park Tool PolyLube1000 is blue green. I've had it a long time. Does grease expire?
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Old 02-28-11, 05:40 PM   #9
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No longer than this thread.
Good reply.

How long can I leave a bike in the repair stand?
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Old 02-28-11, 05:48 PM   #10
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How long can I leave a bike in the repair stand?

Only until you want to ride it.
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Old 02-28-11, 06:18 PM   #11
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I've used red, brown, and various shades of green.

I like the 'teal' green; it's Slick 50 One grease.
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Old 02-28-11, 06:27 PM   #12
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What is the right colour of bicycle grease?
What color is the bike? And do your other accessories match or contrast?
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Old 02-28-11, 06:29 PM   #13
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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?
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I think they are telling us that it doesn't matter the color.
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I think Retro Grouch used white on his new bike he bought.
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White is indeed the correct color. Like this:







See how nice that looks?
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Does grease expire?
Nope but it can be contaminated if left in an open container or improper container.
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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

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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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