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Old 01-03-07, 01:08 AM
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Do you guys put a lubricant/grease on you seat post before inserting it before putting it into the bike? i did it on one ofmy steel road bikes but i worry ofthis causing rust on my bmx bike. Should i do it or not?
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I never do, but then my post is aluminum.
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I never did, even with steel posts.
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Originally Posted by bikerdfresh
Do you guys put a lubricant/grease on you seat post before inserting it before putting it into the bike? i did it on one ofmy steel road bikes but i worry ofthis causing rust on my bmx bike. Should i do it or not?

BMX RULE #1

If it has threads or is inserted into another tube. GREASE IT lightly.

That goes for stem bolts,pedals,crank bolts,axel nuts, ect. Makes the resist rust and not get stuck. Don't worry, they get tighter also, nothing will move.

As for what type, I buy tubes (5lbs) of marine grease at the hardware store for my bikes. It is more water resistant than most other grease. And if you use it on bearings it is butter smooth.
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so even if i have an aluminum seatpost, i should grease it? i just dont want it to promote rust.
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Old 01-03-07, 02:12 PM
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Originally Posted by bikerdfresh
so even if i have an aluminum seatpost, i should grease it? i just dont want it to promote rust.
Yep..just a light smear or grease will do.
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Originally Posted by bikerdfresh
so even if i have an aluminum seatpost, i should grease it?
Especially if you have an aluminum seatpost. Corrosion on aluminum and steel works in different ways. Aluminum oxidizes into a compound that is slightly larger than the original AL, so it actually forms a protective coating. Steel oxidizes into a compound that is slightly smaller, and thus cracks and flakes off, exposing new steel to the oxidizing stuff. If an aluminum post in a steel tube will corrode together into a mess that will be nigh on impossible to remove. It's the #1 cause of stuck seatposts. Grease prevents corrosion. It's a no-brainer.
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Nah i never would or have used lube to put the post on. Lube is for other things!
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Nah i never would or have used lube to put the post on. Lube is for other things!
Get a girlfriend. She will put the lube on you.
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