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    Is this the grease to use?

    On bearings, threads, etc...


    Last edited by jakerock; 06-23-09 at 11:29 PM.

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    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...
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    same here
    smells good

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    Quote Originally Posted by PedallingATX View Post
    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...
    +1. And a tube will last you a decade or more unless you're a bike mechanic or something.

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    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.
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    Marine bearing grease, from ... just about anywhere. About $3 a tub.

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    I just use whatever cheap tub of grease I can find.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ianjk View Post
    I just use whatever cheap tub of grease I can find.
    This. its just grease people, not like a bike is some super exotic machine that requires special lubrication or it will fall apart! As long as its lubricated it will perform properly don't over-think it it's a simple machine so keep it simple.

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    where did he get that stealth grease? I never saw a pic of the tube. Phil or Pedros
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlimAgainSoon View Post
    Marine bearing grease, from ... just about anywhere. About $3 a tub.
    ditto
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    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?


    Headset
    Hubs
    BB
    Seatpost
    Steerer / stem
    and threaded parts...
    What if they are sealed bearings?
    What am I forgetting?

    Thanks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakerock View Post
    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?


    Headset
    Hubs
    BB
    Seatpost
    Steerer / stem
    and threaded parts...
    What if they are sealed bearings?
    What am I forgetting?

    Thanks...
    pedal threads and seatpost at the very least, if you just bought the bike from the internet.

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    dura ace special grease is pretty dam nice to right up there with the phils...
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    So, people buy that hoity-toity phil grease, just to use it on their seatpost and pedals...
    Makes total sense, thanks!

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    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.

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    I brought this thread back from the dead to get an idea of what can be and should be greased on the bike, not more ways to "go greek".

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakerock View Post
    On bearings, threads, etc...


    I've used white lithium on bikes before. It works fine, to be honest. I would recommend against Phil's Waterproof Bearing Grease unless you are 100% sure it won't get contaminated with sand or dirt. That stuff picks up everything, turning it into grinding paste

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakerock View Post
    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.
    you asked: "Is this the grease to use on bearings, etc..."

    we said: "yes it's fine, but try X"

    what do you want? grease your bike with feces, mother nature's grease.

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    I'm with you, Jake. White Lithium is my grease of choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kergin View Post
    you asked: "Is this the grease to use on bearings, etc..."we said: "yes it's fine, but try X"
    Right, thanks! But then I said:

    "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.
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