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Old 06-12-09, 08:58 AM   #1
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Is this the grease to use?

On bearings, threads, etc...



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Old 06-12-09, 09:09 AM   #2
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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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Old 06-12-09, 04:18 PM   #4
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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...
+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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For any of you that live near an MEC and didn't already know, they sell it for a few bucks cheaper than most LBS, at least in Toronto.
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I just use whatever cheap tub of grease I can find.
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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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Marine bearing grease, from ... just about anywhere. About $3 a tub.
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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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Old 06-23-09, 11:44 PM   #15
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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...
pedal threads and seatpost at the very least, if you just bought the bike from the internet.
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Old 06-24-09, 01:47 AM   #16
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dura ace special grease is pretty dam nice to right up there with the phils...
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Old 06-24-09, 01:33 PM   #17
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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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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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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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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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