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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:13 pm 
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Getting an old bike getting new wheel bearings. ATM I use bikehut teflon grease (the red stuff) seems ok. I was wondering what else is good. Was considering park tools PPL1 is it any good?


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:15 pm 
Anglian Deputy AEC
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Shimano green flouro grease is brilliant for wheel bearings. Looks cool too.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:28 pm 
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I use rock&roll super web grease,

Proper thick and gooey, perfect for bearings and seems to just last forever once it's packed in there..


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:43 pm 
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For bearings you really want a teflon grease as there are moving parts involved. For things like seatpost etc that don't need to move constantly then Lithium grease is ok too.

Having said that, I use Castrol LM grease for my bike's bearings, and for my car as well :lol:

I made a grease gun out of an old syringe :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:13 pm 
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Plain old LM for me too.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:17 pm 
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Phil Wood - 40 years and still the best, IMHO


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:40 pm 
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Your Teflon grease is IMHO one of the best for bearings.
Cheers


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:56 pm 
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I used to use molybdenum cv grease bitd it needed to be warmed up but seemed quite good. The bike hut stuff seems good and i really like the screw on grease gun thing too. I always have a niggling feeling that bike hut doesn't stand for good quality and cheap, but expensive wank.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:01 pm 
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
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I have used all sorts over the years and to be honest, I can't say that one is better than the other.

My wheels turn, my brakes brake and by bottom brackets...well...bracket things.

I have a tub of LM in the shed. I used that on my last few builds as it was cheap and I'd run out of posh Teflon stuff.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:13 pm 
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This stuff is the best I've found for bearings. Lucas X-tra Heavy Duty.

http://www.a1carshop.co.uk/lucas-extra- ... -111-p.asp


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