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Grease!

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by slimreaper, 17 Apr 2008.

  1. slimreaper

    slimreaper New Member

    Not the dodgy musical.
    What sort of grease should I use when installing my new bottom bracket?
    The instructions say I should grease to the bearing faces, BB threads, crank splines, inside of the cups etc. but does not say what sort.
    I have LM grease (multi pupose stuff) and copper grease. A friend has told me not to use copper grease as this can damage the outside of the cups.
    Cheers
    Andy
     
  2. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Copper grease is to stop seizing - it's not a lubricant. LM grease will be fine, or you could buy specific Finish Line Waterproof grease - just a bit tougher and protects better.
     
  3. OP
    OP
    slimreaper

    slimreaper New Member

    Thanks for your advice.
    Cheers
    Andy
     
  4. 02GF74

    02GF74 Über Member

    Get a tub of Mobil waterproof grease from Halfords.
     
  5. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    LM for moving bits. Copaslip for antiseize.

    Finishline white teflon is great, but stupidly expensive. LM works just fine.
     
  6. Archie

    Archie Errrr.....

    I've got a big tub of marine grease. Any problem with using that?
     
  7. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Don't think so