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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:54 pm 
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...currently using the same "bike hut" stuff and seems good to me!


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:59 pm 
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mobilgrease 28

Bought after reading a similar thread on here. Seems great.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:19 am 
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Black Gold -which bizzarely was pale green - used to be the best.Not seen any for ages now though . Used LM 'til my crane mechanic came to work and i 'aquired' some lithium . Seems pretty good , and cheap too :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:40 am 
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Depends on the application.

For brake and gear cables, headsets, seatposts etc the cheap stuff is more than good enough. However for wheels I prefer Shimano's bearing grease.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:50 am 
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Morris haven't been around for ever without good reason...8)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BEARING-WATER ... 0803473021


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:54 am 
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Whatever grease you choose, don't forget to put some on your square tapers :twisted:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:37 am 
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/\ LOL.

Shimano's Green Dura-Ace stuff is some of the stickiest I've ever come across. However the cost of it for a tub is astronomical.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:28 pm 
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For the budget conscious B&Q will do you a metal tube of lithium grease for £4 used it on bikes for donkeys years. Halfords spray grease (with the car lubes - not the bikes) is great for getting into mechs etc about £4-£5.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 3:24 pm 
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RadNomad wrote:
Whatever grease you choose, don't forget to put some on your square tapers :twisted:



Don't start that again!!! What was it 30 pages in the end! :shock:


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:29 pm 
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A while back I would have said Phil Wood bearing grease, but at £11 for a toothpaste tube full I started looking for an alternative.

I wondered what was the funky looking red stuff in the hubs I stripped down one day

Eventually found it is Silkolene Pro RG2, less than £10 posted for a 500g tub, will probably last me forever! Best grease I have used and I've used many different sorts.


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