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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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    Quote Originally Posted by skilsaw View Post
    What is the right colour of bicycle grease?
    Red is the fastest.

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    You can still get Phil Wood, and it's green.
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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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    I have two reds and a green. I use the Valvoline red primarily.

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    How long is a rope?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2manybikes View Post
    How long is a rope?
    No longer than this thread.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Timtruro View Post
    No longer than this thread.
    Good reply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2manybikes View Post
    Good reply.

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

    Only until you want to ride it.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by skilsaw View Post
    What is the right colour of bicycle grease?
    What color is the bike? And do your other accessories match or contrast?
    My two favorite things in life are libraries and bicycles. They both move people forward without wasting anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AzTallRider View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Garilia View Post
    Does grease expire?
    Nope but it can be contaminated if left in an open container or improper container.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JanMM View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by happypills View Post
    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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