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    how much grease?

    i grease the ***** outta my cog and lockring when i put them on.....
    some say that you should only use a little bit?

    so what's the deal?
    how much do you use?
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    ... none? I just put them on. Amidoinitrite?
    I can either bike fast, or chew bubble gum, and I'm all out of bubble gum.

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    Hey,

    I wouldn't worry about it. You should worry about using too little, because you are greasing the cog because you don't want it to seize (this will prevent you from properly tightening the cog).

    Also, once you start tightening cogs, the grease will spread out. As you tighten the cog HARD like you are supposed to, the grease will be very very thinly spread out ... as it is supposed to. Only thing that happen when you put too much grease is the excess grease will ooze out and make mess. (Of course, this isn't really a problem if you got tissues)

    ... The cog I use now, I put it on when I was a super-noob (as opposed to a just-a-noob now). I mistook a loose hub axle for a loose cog. This frightened me so much that I used RED Loctite on it. Now that is over-done; this cog is never coming out ... ever. So I will have to buy another hub if I want to change the cog.

    T 

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    robot, you can never overgrease a threaded connection. excess will just ooze out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aekeroo View Post
    robot, you can never overgrease a threaded connection. excess will just ooze out.
    this is what i thought.
    just getting confirmation.

    what are you doing over here btw?
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    Helpful hint: every year, pull your bottom bracket, clean it and the inside threads on the bike, then regrease and reinstall.

    I had one hell of a time removing an old bottom bracket; had to resort to a hacksaw.


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    i pull my bb and grease the threads every few months.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomo_Ishi View Post
    Hey,

    I wouldn't worry about it. You should worry about using too little, because you are greasing the cog because you don't want it to seize (this will prevent you from properly tightening the cog).

    Also, once you start tightening cogs, the grease will spread out. As you tighten the cog HARD like you are supposed to, the grease will be very very thinly spread out ... as it is supposed to. Only thing that happen when you put too much grease is the excess grease will ooze out and make mess. (Of course, this isn't really a problem if you got tissues)

    ... The cog I use now, I put it on when I was a super-noob (as opposed to a just-a-noob now). I mistook a loose hub axle for a loose cog. This frightened me so much that I used RED Loctite on it. Now that is over-done; this cog is never coming out ... ever. So I will have to buy another hub if I want to change the cog.

    T 
    Not a problem. Heat it up with a propane torch, the Locktite will soften, and it will spin right off.

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    its gonna slip off while you are riding. sucks to be you!

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    it rules to be me.

    you have no idea.
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    +1 for apply heat to remove loctite website says so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thehappyrobot View Post
    this is what i thought.
    just getting confirmation.

    what are you doing over here btw?
    i followed one of the 'idiotic things seen in bikeforums this week' and then wandered around and found this. i thought it was gonna be something re tarted, but it turned out to just be you asking a reasonable question that i had an answer to.

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    dont worry about the loctite, it should not be a problem. we have a heat *** at the shop and it works wonders on these types of situations.

    if you do not have access to propane torch, heat ***. grabs moms/sisters/grandmas blowdryer and give that a good 30 - 45 seconds.

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    You can't over grease. Just wipe off excess grease.

    Those who are not greasing will run into problems in the near future.

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    to highjack my own thread-

    i use this:

    just stick my finger in and glob it on whatever part that needs it.
    grease is grease right?!
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    You would really be better served to use anti seize compound on threads. It won't matter if it dries out, as the moly will continue to lubricate even when dry. Doesn't take much, either. Just paint the threads.

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