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    Grease Questions

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    When assembling a bike what parts should be greased (bb, pedals, ?) Can the same grease be used for all parts? What are the good brands for the job?

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    jpdesjar
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    bb
    pedal spindles
    headset
    seatpost

    grease on hub when threading cog and lockring on too...pretty sure

    not sure of the best brand of grease though

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    Some ppl said greasing BB spindal in long term might split the spindal..but is it true?

    OH yeah if ur parts is carbon, u might need some carbon safe grease.

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    If it has threads, grease it. Seatpost as well, if it's carbon you can use special 'duck sauce' or friction-type grease.
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    Best grease is Phil Wood waterproof grease. For threads, anti-seize compound should be used.

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    Where the grease is used to prevent rust, corrosion, and seizure (e.g., cog and lockring, pedal threads, seatpost, quill stem, bolts, and pretty much any straight metal to metal contact) any cheap bike (or not bike-specific) grease will work.

    For greasing actual bearings (headset, hubs, bottom bracket), I'd use a better grease--personally I use Phil Wood, though I'm sure there are better ones.
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    I have used the both the Phil Wood grease and the Park Tools PPL 1 - Polylube 1000 Grease. Both work well.
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    Is there any proof that Phil grease is any different than any other grease in the world?
    curious.

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    Yeah, that is says Phil Wood on it while the others don't.
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    s-nap!

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt wisconsin View Post
    Is there any proof that Phil grease is any different than any other grease in the world?
    curious.
    I really dont know but from what I heard grease can be thicker (higher melting point) and thinner (lower melting point), bike grease tend to be lighter and thinner since we dont spin as fast as car. So philwood and other bike greases are thinner in nature.

    Other than that, dont put auto grease to repack hubs, i found that it wouldnt run as smooth as philwood grease.

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    i bet auto grease would get all slow in colder weather too...maybe

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    Isn't it the same as white lithium grease at a hardware store? Correct me if I'm wrong please, but you can get that stuff for a LOTTTT cheaper in much higher quantity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt wisconsin View Post
    Isn't it the same as white lithium grease at a hardware store? Correct me if I'm wrong please, but you can get that stuff for a LOTTTT cheaper in much higher quantity.
    Nah, they taste different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpdesjar View Post
    i bet auto grease would get all slow in colder weather too...maybe
    I've used auto grease for years... Ride down to -20F on a fixed wheel. I swear that can feel a little difference once I get below 0F, but it might just be the extra layers

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianjk View Post
    I've used auto grease for years... Ride down to -20F on a fixed wheel. I swear that can feel a little difference once I get below 0F, but it might just be the extra layers
    true that

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    Auto Grease works fine

    anything with threads, plus

    Seatpost
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    hubs
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    anywhere else that squeaks
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    anywhere metal touches metal
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    +1 on phil wood. good stuff, very water proof.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mic2377 View Post
    +1 on phil wood. good stuff, very water proof.
    Hardly as waterproof as good ol' auto wheel bearing grease. Back when I first started wrenching on my own bikes, I used PW's grease. It didn't last nearly as long as auto or boat wheel bearing grease in my mountain bike hubs and bottom bracket (this predates sealed cartridge units).

    I haven't used anything but auto or boat grease since. The nice thing is I can get a tub of auto grease for the price of a tube of PW grease and I can get it anywhere.

    Chris

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    my vote is for KY

    nah.. i use park tool polylube 1000.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allencb View Post
    Hardly as waterproof as good ol' auto wheel bearing grease. Back when I first started wrenching on my own bikes, I used PW's grease. It didn't last nearly as long as auto or boat wheel bearing grease in my mountain bike hubs and bottom bracket (this predates sealed cartridge units).

    I haven't used anything but auto or boat grease since. The nice thing is I can get a tub of auto grease for the price of a tube of PW grease and I can get it anywhere.

    Chris
    Yer Boat Grease are great since they are super water-proof and abit lighter than auto-grease. Dark Green in colour as I remember.

    PW grease are expensive, I have a tube of campagnolo grease.

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    Can anyone fish up that auction for a tub of campy grease that ended over $250?

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