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Old 02-26-11, 07:13 AM
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Cupper grease, yes or no?

We had our tandem to a LBS yesterday. They discovered that I had used cupper grease. They told me not to use it in the future. Is cupper grease dangerous for a bicycle frame and/or the components?
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Cupper lube? The stuff they use when drawing aluminum cans? Huh?

Did you mean copper? What's "copper grease?" Perhaps you're referring to copper based anti-seize, which is neither a grease nor a lubricant in the bicycle bearing sense.
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Had never heard of copper grease before now.
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Old 02-26-11, 09:22 AM
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I guess it depends

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We had our tandem to a LBS yesterday. They discovered that I had used cupper grease. They told me not to use it in the future. Is cupper grease dangerous for a bicycle frame and/or the components?
Its been generally assumed that you`re talking about a copper based anti-sieze compound. Assuming thats the case - it really depends where you`re using it.

As an anti-sieze compound its well recognized in the automotive and aerospace industries and will remain effective in high temperature installations.Any issues with galvanic corrosion are more than a little exaggarated.

If you`re using it as a bearing grease - thats not what it was designed for. If you`re stuck and its an adhoc solution - agreed - its better than nothing. Heck - I`ve used Vasoline as a stopgap measure on one ocassion. But a grease specifically designed for wheel bearings will last a lot longer and give better bearing lubrication.
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thanks for the answersabout copper grease!
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Wheel bearing grease is for bearings, anti seize , is for threaded things.
I use anti-seize when I build wheels on the spoke threads.

Ive used bearing grease for boat trailer wheels for 30 years ..
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I've only heard of using copper grease for back side of brake pads for cars.
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