On bearings, threads, etc...
On bearings, threads, etc...
Last edited by jakerock; 06-23-09 at 11:29 PM.
I use Phil Wood waterproof bearing grease. I think it's great, and it's what all of the mechanics recommended to me. And I really like the way it smells...
Phil Wood is great, if you are made out of money! I use park tool grease, it's 10 dollars for a tub. So far I have overhauled almost 15 bikes and have a ton of grease left. It's good grease, I have used Phil wood in the past and I notice zero difference.
Thats WAY better than 7 bucks a pop for a little tube of Phil wood.
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yeah park tool grease works fine, too.
I wasn't worried at all about the $ b/c I only work on 3 bikes. I am guessing this tube will last me about a year (a dab will do ya! (that's what my elementary school teachers used to say about Elmer's glue--workes for this too). Anyways, 7 bucks a year on grease pales in comparison to the 100 bucks a year I spend on tires.
Marine bearing grease, from ... just about anywhere. About $3 a tub.
where did he get that stealth grease? I never saw a pic of the tube. Phil or Pedros
Bianchis '87 Sport SX, '90 Proto (2), '91 Boarala 'cross, '93 Project 3, '88 Trofeo, '86 Volpe, '89 Axis, '79 Mixte, '99 Mega Pro XL Ti, '97 Ti Megatube, , '90 something Vento 603,
Others but still loved,; '80 RIGI, '80 Batavus Professional, '87 Cornelo, '86 Bertoni (sold), '09 Motobecane SS, '98 Hetchins M.O., '09 K2 Mainframe, '89 Trek 2000, '?? Jane Doe (still on the drawing board), '90ish Haro Escape
I use velo grease? I dunno, something like that. It has an italian looking name. Bought a small tub of it 2 years ago and it still looks full. Cost me $4.
Sorry to resurrect the thread!
I am trying to understand what on my bike needs greasing...
My bike is pretty new, and was from bikes direct... Wondering if it is worthwhile to give anything that needs grease a once over, in case they didnt do it at the factory.
Am I right about this stuff?
Steerer / stem
and threaded parts...
What if they are sealed bearings?
What am I forgetting?
dura ace special grease is pretty dam nice to right up there with the phils...
The two ice-cold bottles of St. Ides I shoved in my sweatpants are like the rocket boosters of a space shuttle bound for Planet Awesome
So, people buy that hoity-toity phil grease, just to use it on their seatpost and pedals...
Makes total sense, thanks!
The only application specific grease I know of is Chris King ringgear lube, FSA carbon paste, and various shock manufacturer grease for airshocks. Everything else just needs grease. I use Amsoil full syn because I have it. Its WAY stickier than white lithium. Lithium goes "wattery" faster than a marine or automotive grease. So if I were racing AND competive, I would probably put in white lithium into my hub/bb.
I have used many and can't really tell the difference between them. Phil, Park, Bullshot, Std White Lithium, Pedros, generic marine, Finnish Line, etc.... and they all worked about the same.
Ok. Either nobody will read past the title of this thread, or there arent any riders in SS/fixed who are knowledgeable about bicycle maintenance as it pertains to lubrication.
"Sorry to resurrect the thread! I am trying to understand what on my bike needs greasing..."
But. I keep getting more opinions on what grease is appropriate, and really funny jokes about anal sex and fecal matter. As hilarious as that is, I am trying to learn to keep my bike rockin'.
BTW: The cheap grease in the photo I posted isnt white, its as dark as the devils dreams.
Last edited by jakerock; 06-24-09 at 11:53 PM.