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Old 09-10-08, 03:02 PM   #1
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Lubricate bicycle seat

I want to lubricate my Terry Fly saddle to stop the squeaking. I read that we should use a non-petrolium based lubricant (to protect the leather). Can someone please suggest one. I think this excludes standard chain lube & WD-40.
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Old 09-10-08, 03:07 PM   #2
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I've been using White Lightning on mine. Seems to help. I just drip some down the rails and let run in to the sockets. Let it dry, and wipe off any excess on the seat frame. I alos lightly grease the rails where they clamp to the seat mast. Seems to help.
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I've been using White Lightning on mine.
Thanks, but isn't white lightning petroleum based?
This post says to not use petroleum based lubricants but doesn't give an example of one.
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I've been using Pledge furniture spray on the top and bottom of the seat. Has enough wax to stop seat squeaks and lubricates the seat leather. Good for polishing the bike too and keep it shiny.
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I had a cruiser seat that I lubricated the coil springs with axle grease, and then rubbed off all the excess grease with paper towels. That worked, and seems to even have worked permanently. If the squeak in question is between leather and metal parts, you wouldn't want to do that, but if it's metal squealking on metal, that might be a solution.
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There is a mineral based 3-in-1 that I was going to pick up to fix some fans. Would this do the trick for you?
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How about Mink Oil, the stuff you use to waterproof your boots in the winter? Works fine on leather.
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Thanks guys. I'll drop by home depot to see what I can find.
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