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Old 12-15-10, 04:00 PM
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What's your grease?

Ever since the stuff I used to use escalated to a price and scarcity approaching that of caviar or high test drugs ...I've been using Phil grease. I noted the other day that, though I generally like it, it does seem to be of a somewhat light viscosity compared with the old Campy grease. I assembled a bottom bracket, wondering, is that stuff gonna stay in there...and last? What's your favorite grease?
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I use Finish Line Teflon grease.

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Marine bearing grease. Not really any kind of favorite per se. It's just grease after all and I know it works.
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I think I was using what brockd15 is using. I got it at an auto parts store. Then next time I needed grease, I saw the price for Park grease, at the bike shop, went for about the same, or maybe less.

You can use any grease. Really. Just use anything.
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Bacon grease Tom ?
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Been using this for 25+ years and there is none better, and it's $4.99 for a tub.
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Grease is grease. I have a tub of generic white automotive bearing grease that I have had for at least ten years (lost track) and its still about half full.
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La creme de la creme

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Originally Posted by rogerstg
Marine bearing grease. Not really any kind of favorite per se. It's just grease after all and I know it works.
+1. Whatever brand is cheapest at Walmart or the local auto parts store.
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Originally Posted by auchencrow
La creme de la creme



+1
Dam right. $12 at the local auto parts store.
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I've been messing around with mixing a little chainsaw bar oil with white lithium grease. Don't know how it'll hold up, but it makes for some smooth spinning hubs.
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Right now im using Red and Tacky #2, has a picture of a tractor on the tube shaped packaging, yeah a tractor.
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For my bikes or flippers?

I have a hard time believing all greases are created equal.
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Originally Posted by Old Fat Guy
I have a hard time believing all greases are created equal.
Not so much about being equal more about making a difference. At the low speeds and low loads (compared to, say, the wheel bearings on a 6K lb. trailer tooling down the highway at 65 MPH), I doubt there will be a discernable difference except when it comes to viscosity in the extremes of heat or cold.

I use marine bearing grease. At $4 a tub it works fine and should last many years.
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you grease your flippers? Eeeeyewww. I'm with you, I think some must be better than others. But hey, that's what opinions are all about. I'm beginning to wonder if this Phil grease can be improved upon. I like it on my fly reels but I may have to score some of that Mobil 1 synthetic. If Auchencrow has two tubs of it ...it's got to be the kind.
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i have a nos of phil wood it be the bomb
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I've a partial tube of Phil's and a partial tube of Bullshot. They're just keepsakes, though.

This is what I keep in the grease gun: (looks like Bullshot, but smells funky, works like a charm, $3.50 a lb.)
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Originally Posted by auchencrow
La creme de la creme

+1, but the marine version.
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Thanks fellow grease monkeys. "NOS" and "keepsake" Phil Wood grease? Did they stop making it? I have a whole tub of it. Maybe some day it'll be like Campy caviar!
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I use this stuff...Looks/feels a lot like Phil's if you ask me:

https://www.autozone.com/autozone/acc...ntifier=945653
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I use Ford spec grease. Comes in a tub, is graphite black, and is waterproof. It works better than the red stuff, and is a good protectant.
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I still have a tub of Campy grease for the really good stuff, but yes, marine goop for the rest, Phil or Park for the tweeners.
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Phil Wood has been my main squeeze for awhile now.
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old campy grease kinda dries out...
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