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Old 04-22-19, 02:04 PM
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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson View Post
I like boiled linseed oil. It lubricates the threads as you're building the wheel, then over the course of a couple days hardens into a varnish that locks them in place. It's not so hard a bond that you can't break it with a spoke wrench, should the need arise. A few bucks can buy you a lifetime supply.
My dad does that with his chopping knives. Nice idea

I use polyeurea synthetic grease. The same grease I use on my entire bike. I'd avoid copper anti-seize if you're gonna use alu rims and nipples. From what I heard copper and alu engage in something called a galvanic reation which causes corrosion to aluminium in salty conditions (think salt on roads in the winter).

Polyeurea grease is virtually washout proof and it doesn't have any metal based soaps so it doesn't engage in galvanic corrosion with other metals.

I use Lucas X-tra heavy duty grease, it's quite cheap, but you can get it in 50g tins from cbennissupplies on ebay as well, it's the same stuff:

Good luck, Kret
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