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Old 07-17-13, 03:29 AM
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Originally Posted by hamster View Post

Red Devil is very thick, the consistency of a jelly or toothpaste, and I don't see why it would be a good idea. I think it would just jam the bearings. I had another sacrificial bearing that came with a SRAM X9 crank, took it apart, it was packed with something like Red Devil inside. It was barely spinning. Started spinning after generously washed it with WD-40 and got most of the grease out.
The drag from even the heaviest grease won't be noticeable when the bearing's actually installed, you've got a lot of leverage to turn it, after all, and it doesn't increase with the load on the bearing.
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