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Old 11-03-22, 09:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Cycologist View Post
Would you use this in the hubs and bearings as well?

Lets say on a pair of Vintage C-Record Hubs with the oil port what's the recommended grease for that application?

I was surprised nothing came up under the search but the search function for "recommended grease" brings up What did you wrench on today and other hits.
use Campagnolo grease.
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Old 11-03-22, 10:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Chuck M View Post
I have a freezer full of Blue and Gold bacon and sausage (it's an Oklahoma thing) and a recent diagnosis of cardiac arrhythmia. Now I know what to do with my pork investment.
... you can mix beta blockers in with your sausage links. You will thank me for this free medical advice some day.
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Old 11-04-22, 05:13 AM
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Originally Posted by 3alarmer View Post
... you can mix beta blockers in with your sausage links. You will thank me for this free medical advice some day.
I don't believe in drugs. You could use Omega 3 oils for your high cholesterol and cod liver oil for your bike chain, and you will thank me for your good success!
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Old 11-04-22, 07:33 AM
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Originally Posted by leftthread View Post
In the early 70's I bought a copy of Eugene Sloane's Complete Book of Bicycling where he recommended Lubriplate 105, so I got a tin from an auto parts store back then.
That's what we used on the assembly line at Trek. A 5 gallon drum with a lever pump. Put bottom bracket and headset bearings on steel rods, cover with a steel tube, screw on end caps, attach pump to Zerk fitting on steel tube, and pump until full. Remove tube covering the bearings and bring a stack of fully-lubed bearings to the assembly line.

Or maybe just rendered pork fat.
I know you're joking, but that would only be a short-term solution. The problem with biological oils and greases as lubricants is that they go rancid, and create corrosive fatty acids in the process.
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Old 11-04-22, 07:47 AM
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John, thanks for the description of process at Trek.
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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson View Post
I know you're joking, but that would only be a short-term solution. The problem with biological oils and greases as lubricants is that they go rancid, and create corrosive fatty acids in the process.
Beef tallow was once used as a lubricant in steam locomotive cylinders. The heat and steam would emulsify it into a thick coating.
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I use Lucas green lithium grease for most purposes, out of a small grease gun. It's slick and lasts a pretty long time.

I use Lucas sticky red grease for the particular surfaces in coaster brakes where heat can be an issue.

Both are available at hardware stores, Lowe's, Home Depot, etc.
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