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This is why not to use white lithium grease

Old 12-30-10, 07:11 PM
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Yeah, I used proper bike bearing grease this time
In such a circumstance I'd be using the grease they sell in boat shops for the boat trailer wheel bearings. It's thicker and "waterproof" (keep in kind that waterproof grease will not prevent steel balls and races from corroding unless the steel parts are totally covered, which is practically impossible). Tap grease is another option. I would reconsider using either of these in wheel hubs as it's too thick and could cause resistance.

Another thing you should consider is putting a protective barrier in front of your head set bearings to inhibit entry of grit thrown up off the front tire.
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Old 02-09-15, 07:05 PM
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I have some Zep 2000 I use on the kids bikes that always seem to come by when I'm out in the yard. Neat stuff. It sprays out liquid that gels up. Really good for a quick lube on pedals.

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I work on trucks and there is a different grease for each different use on a truck. Currently we have 8 different types in the stores.

30 years ago we had 2 types- Grease and Moli grease. Didn't matter which you used but the Moli grease was supposedly higher temp for wheel bearings.

I have only one grease in the bike shed though---and it does everything. That is called "Black Gold"---But it is green.
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Old 02-10-15, 01:42 AM
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For headsets where a little friction costs you absolutely nothing, I see no reason to use anything thinner than boat trailer hub grease for your own bikes. For others? A thinner grease cleans up faster and therefore saves money. But if you drown your headset balls with BTHG, you will have to do nothing to them for years. Use so much there is no room for water, so grease oozes out all over when you install the fork. Do that and when you pull that fork, 1) it with be for another reason, not lubrication issues and 2) the grease around the ball will still be the original blue color.

It works just as well for all the other bearings you can get at if you can live with the friction. I use it for all my commuter's non-sealed bearings. Saves me a lot of work and hassle. Bearings get repacked when I am working on that part for other reasons, not because it's spring and I have to.

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Old 02-10-15, 07:29 AM
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I've always used Singer Sewing Machine grease. High quality and comes in a squeeze tube.
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Old 02-10-15, 08:45 AM
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How do you pack something with grease that sprays?
For the win!
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Old 02-10-15, 09:12 AM
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With the high loads of a headset and probably the bottom bracket if it has loose bearing a heavy short fiber bearing grease should be used.
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Old 02-10-15, 09:33 AM
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I have been using the same tub of this on my bicycles for years: Wheel Bearing Red Grease ? Pennzoil

Data sheet: https://www.pennzoil.com/wp-content/u...aring-707L.pdf
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Originally Posted by Sirrus Rider View Post
Nah.. That's why you don't use spray on grease. The stuff evaporates to nothing! Regular grease (including white lithium) from out of a tub or tube doesn't have that problem.
Yeah but you're saying it like Regular grease or white lithium grease doesn't go bad. It without a doubt goes bad. And alot sooner than later if used daily. (AS A WORK TOOL) Not daily as in personal use. Grease needs to be replaced with fresh yearly. As in every year if used daily. Daily for me means all day as in 10 to 12 hour shifts. 6 or 7 days a week.
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Old 02-26-22, 05:02 PM
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You realize the OP is from 7 years ago, right? The last time this person posted was 6 years ago? And this is your first post. This is really weird, even for BF.

OK, let's see how many pages this generates.
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Old 02-26-22, 07:20 PM
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Originally Posted by JWK View Post
This is really weird, even for BF.

OK, let's see how many pages this generates.
...it's a "best grease" thread, so those average about two pages shy of a "best chain lube" thread.
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Old 02-26-22, 07:28 PM
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Originally Posted by 3alarmer View Post
...it's a "best grease" thread, so those average about two pages shy of a "best chain lube" thread.
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Old 02-26-22, 07:28 PM
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Dude!!! Marine Grease rules. That's all... Marine Grease! And one of these...




By the way... Love those guitars!!!

Edit: Whoops... Fell for it... It's a 11+ year old thread... Ha
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Old 02-27-22, 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted by zandoval View Post
Dude!!! Marine Grease rules. That's all... Marine Grease! And one of these...




By the way... Love those guitars!!!

Edit: Whoops... Fell for it... It's a 11+ year old thread... Ha
Just when I thought I was out, they pulled me back in. As one of the OG members of this thread, being back feels like Iím home again.

and Iíll say - in the intervening years, Iíve picked up one of these ^ little grease guns and itís amazing. I have no idea out the dang thing works, but it does, and itís a much better experience than a finger in the tub.
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Old 02-27-22, 07:01 PM
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Originally Posted by 3alarmer View Post
...it's a "best grease" thread, so those average about two pages shy of a "best chain lube" thread.
I was brought a bike and someone apparently decided that the best chain lube was grease. I don't know what forum they got that information from.
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Old 02-27-22, 07:32 PM
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Originally Posted by JWK View Post
You realize the OP is from 7 years ago, right? The last time this person posted was 6 years ago? And this is your first post. This is really weird, even for BF.

OK, let's see how many pages this generates.
How did you come up with 7?
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
How did you come up with 7?
As a child I discovered I had the ability to warp time to my advantage. I can experience everything within a certain "common time" frame for almost everyone else, but actually only live through less time. It's kind of like how computers can condense files to take up less space, only I do it with time. So the OP posted a little over 11 years ago, but it's only 7 years to me. I forget sometimes that most people can't do this and I inadvertently reference my own time-space-continuum in ordinary conversation.

I hope that clears it up.
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With the heavy shock loads a headset gets, use the heaviest grease you can find. Both of them are low speed high load bearings. use short fiber disc brake grease for cars. Heavy Phil wood grease is also good.
Sorry but spray on would be a joke.

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Old 02-28-22, 10:30 AM
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I keep my grease in the freezer. That keeps it nice and thick for when I need to use it.

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what ever happened to the "bacon fat as bearing grease" thread ?
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wd40 aughtta do it....
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what ever happened to the "bacon fat as bearing grease" thread ?
They merged it with the hash browns...
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They merged it with the hash browns...
eggcellent!
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So what's the best color for lithium grease?
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So what's the best color for lithium grease?
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