View Single Post
Old 04-22-19, 10:38 PM
  #17  
3alarmer
******
 
3alarmer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: The Big Tomato
Posts: 17,220

Bikes: old ones

Mentioned: 221 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14131 Post(s)
Liked 34 Times in 30 Posts
...I started out using 30 or 40 weight machine oil (a la Jobst Brandt). It works fine. Now tha I am older and more forgetful, I've been using Park green grease because it's dark enough to show up on the threads and I have visual reminder of where it is and isn't.

With the machine oil, you just lube all the threads at once. With the grease, I've been doing them post insertion through the hub flanges, but just prior to the insertion into the nipples.

As stated above, if you tension your wheels adequately, they won't unwind. So I'm not a fan of the various spoke preps. Good luck in your project.
3alarmer is offline