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Is DT swiss hub grease Molykote TP-42 with just colouring?

Old 04-21-20, 08:21 PM
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Is DT swiss rear hub ratchet grease Molykote TP-42 with just colouring?

the DT hub grease was sooooo expensive

like $25 for just 20g

so I went searching for same substance and I saw this unconfirmed claim on somewhere

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Old 04-21-20, 08:29 PM
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You have to use DT grease or otherwise your hub will asplode.

Anyway a quick LMGTFY says right there it's TP-42 with extra oil added... https://www.bikebug.com/dt-swiss-spe...-p-107685.html
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Old 04-21-20, 08:34 PM
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Thank you!

I did a google search too but just wanted to make sure. thank you for heads up that I missed.

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Old 04-22-20, 09:07 AM
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There is probably nothing special about the DT grease but getting the correct viscosity is the most important part. I'm the type of person who hates buying overpriced special bike lubes that are no different than what I can get for a tenth the price at the auto parts store and willing to spend a couple hours of net searching to find a proper substitute to save a few bucks. But $15 will get you the DT stuff that will last, probably a couple decades of use so not all that bad. https://www.ebay.com/itm/DT-Swiss-St...4383.l4275.c10 Just a matter of how much is your time worth really.
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Originally Posted by Crankycrank View Post
But $15 will get you the DT stuff
Thank you for concern, really, but I happened to live outside US. In here, itís really like $25 (I tried to search for lower price for a few hours.)

I probably better to just spend that $25.
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https://www.motionindustries.com/pro...yABEgKqdPD_BwE

I see nothing wrong with using any high quality grease. I use this on my hubs and freehub bodies https://www.totallybelted.com/Lubrip...dge-p1203.html
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do those works with DT star ratchet too? I needed grease that works with DT star ratchet.
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Originally Posted by Quintessentium View Post
do those works with DT star ratchet too? I needed grease that works with DT star ratchet.
I have 3 DT hubs and use Super Lube synthetic grease on them. Seems to work fine.
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A few years ago, I got some standard grease, mixed in some 3 in 1 oil drop by drop till the viscosity looked good (ie a wee bit runnier than standard grease) and been using in my 240 hubs ever since. Never missed engaging even in sub freezing temps and reasonably quiet too.
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Thanks for the information.
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Originally Posted by bluehills3149 View Post
A few years ago, I got some standard grease, mixed in some 3 in 1 oil drop by drop till the viscosity looked good (ie a wee bit runnier than standard grease) and been using in my 240 hubs ever since. Never missed engaging even in sub freezing temps and reasonably quiet too.
+1 on this. I used to mix motor oil with marine grease to get the right viscosity for my Shimano cassette hubs and never had an issue. Maybe not the same viscosity as what the DT needs but you could experiment with your own mixture without harming anything.
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Originally Posted by bluehills3149 View Post
A few years ago, I got some standard grease, mixed in some 3 in 1 oil drop by drop till the viscosity looked good (ie a wee bit runnier than standard grease) and been using in my 240 hubs ever since. Never missed engaging even in sub freezing temps and reasonably quiet too.
wow thank you very much !
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I've actually done the grease/oil mixing thing too. Works fine, sort of a roll your own viscosity!
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