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I love the smell of Phil Grease in the morning...

Old 08-20-14, 02:41 PM
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I love the smell of Phil Grease in the morning...

...it smells like a bottom bracket.

My wife hates the smell though. When she(who has the nose that knows) comes into the living room where I am using Phil Waterproof Grease she throws a fit and says the smell is going to give her a migraine.

Does anyone know of a good waterproof grease that smells good?
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Keep the grease, replace the wife.
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In the living room? Consider yourself lucky. My wife would go for her S&W.

Shimano Special Dura Ace smells OK. But for the price, it ought to smell like Armani.
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Finishline grease, keep the wife as she is tolerant of your hobby.
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I love the smell of Phil Grease in the morning...

Super Lube synthetic grease has no smell that I notice. I'm with you. I like the smell of Phil grease. I think I started a thread about this several years ago.
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@vonfilm - you're going about it all wrong. Phil Wood grease is awesome....and it's green! So, does your wife drink coffee? Or for that matter do you drink coffee? Now you may drink french press, Aero press, or have an espresso machine, but those take way too much attention. So....get yourself a drip coffee maker and grind up some strong smelling beans...maybe French, Italian....depending on the country of origin your bike is from. Then start the drip and soon the room (you've got to do this in the living room or very close by) will be filled with the aroma of coffee. You can even tell her you made it especially for her. She'll never smell your lovely Phil Wood, and you and your bottom brackets can live peacefully.
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I never thought PW grease smelled so bad,.... In fact I don't even remember if it even smells at all.....
The grease that smells the worst IMO, is Park's grease. Plus it has a really weird and lumpy/nasty/sticky consistency. Unlike PW greas which is light and smooth......
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I find Park Tool Polylube less aromatic than my Phil's. It works great for me.
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Anyone that doesn't have a wife with THE nose doesn't get it. Like a bloodhound, they they separate odors by their composition. So things like Phil Woods smell like it 's components. Making coffee can not hide any odor from THE nose
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Splat that grease in a pan and fry some egg's will ya?!

(+1 on the Finish Line. And while on the subj. of lubes, I'm a convert of Tri-flow for IGH's. Very little is needed. Its fab!!!)
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I think most synthetic grease smells really cool, although I can distinguish different "flavors". The exception is contaminated white lithium grease. I've cracked open some headsets that were packed with the stuff, and it smells like radioactive low-tide silt. Gross.

I've been using Lucas X-Tra Heavy Duty, which is exactly the same as Park PolyLube for a fraction of the price. I think it smells awesome. My wife dislikes the smell of most anything bike related (new tires, grease, etc) but she can tolerate anything except for Chain-L. I can only lube my chains outdoors, unless I want to be lambasted for a few hours.
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Mobil One synthetic is pretty neutral smelling.
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