Preferred Grease ?

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by Jdratcliffe, 16 Jul 2012.

  1. Jdratcliffe

    Jdratcliffe Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Redhill, Surrey
    looking to do more and more on my bike need a good grease for seat posts/BB ( if you can use the same stuff)? frame and seat post are ali fyi.
     
  2. derrick

    derrick The Glue that binds us together.

    i use a lythium grease some thing like this.
    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=5959
     
  3. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Location:
    Atop a Ti
    Got one of those squeezy green tubes of grease from Halfords a couple of years back on one of their buy one get one free thingys. Does it's job.
     
  4. Almost anything will do. I bought a tub of marine grease from a boat yard a few years ago which I'm still getting through...
     
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  5. compo

    compo Veteran

    Location:
    Harlow
    I use lithium grease. Bought a tub from Earnest Doe's agricultural merchants 3 years ago and it is still going strong. I reckon it will see my cycling days out. If it's good enough for tractors and combined harvesters it's good enough for my bike!
     
  6. slowmotion

    slowmotion Quite dreadful

    Location:
    lost somewhere
    I use Castrol LMX grease, £4 for a 400g cartridge. It's thin enough to squirt down an 18g hypodermic needle so you can get it accurately onto derailleur pivots. It's good for bearings too. I have no idea how it stacks up against othe greases but it seems to work OK.
     
  7. OP
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    Jdratcliffe

    Jdratcliffe Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Redhill, Surrey
    where you get your needle from?
     
  8. Andy_R

    Andy_R Hard of hearing..I said Herd of Herring..oh FFS..

    Location:
    County Durham
    Don't know why, but for some reason I read that as "margerine grease":laugh:
     
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  9. This: http://www.whitelightningco.com/products/crystal.htm


    Crystal™ Grease:

    A Different Kind of Bicycle Grease!
    Crystal Clear. Odorless. Non-Staining. Non-toxic. Biodegradable.

    White Lightning has developed Crystal™ Grease for cyclists and mechanics who are simply unwilling to compromise on performance or ecology. An aluminum based thickening system makes Crystal Grease 100% water proof, perfect for wet weather road rides or stream crossings on a mountain bike. Premium hydro-treated base oils deliver smooth bearing lubrication and long-lasting durability. Crystal Grease will not attack gaskets, seals or carbon fiber. Crystal will not stain painted surfaces. Crystal Grease allows mechanics to visually identify wear and contaminate particles.



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  10. slowmotion

    slowmotion Quite dreadful

    Location:
    lost somewhere
  11. you can definitely taste the difference.. ;)

    one that costs four times as much..? ( ;) )
     
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  12. Moodyman

    Moodyman Guru

    Not tried it meself, but petroleum jelly gets plenty mentions on here and elsewhere.

    Fab Foodie and a few others are huge advocates
     
  13. Four times as much as what?
     
  14. tyred

    tyred Legendary Member

    Location:
    Ireland
    I use it. No problems so far, it's less damaging to the hands for those of us that hate working in latex gloves.
     
  15. other greases..?
     
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