My choice of what kind. A fool and his money are soon parted. As far as biking is concerned they pretty much specialise in all things lubricant. I'm looking for something readily available and preferably cheap. Finish Line Extreme Fluoro 100% DuPont Teflon Grease, 20g Syringe. I think I first heard you say white lithium was fine to use from a previous post. Home Forums Home > Bikes > Old's Cool > Substitute for points grease? Any lubricating agent that complies with aforementioned characteristics can be a substitute of vacuum grease. Some bike shops sell small packets of lube, but those are getting harder to find. If you’ve got a metal seat post, it can help to keep the seat post in place. However, that tube will last the average home mechanic for a couple of years. This next lubricant is a multi … Potential Alternatives to Vacuum Grease. My package arrived today - and no grease. level 1. Most lubes unlike are now engineered better, providing lubrication whilst not collecting dirt, and grime and continuing to wash rain off while riding. To follow that logic someone should market a trike grease because it is superior to bicycle grease for trikes. Short guide for grease shopping. The whole bottom line here is just because you paid an obscene price for "bike grease" because it was labled as such, DOES NOT mean it is a superior grease. Substitute Fork Grease? If I do clean my derailer, I usually just use some sort of spray grime remover to clean it up and then put a drop of triflow on any joint or connection I can access while shifting it up and down. Nice people, just not the best selection. I just use automotive lithium grease. A forum for folks with questions about bicycle repair. ;). The whole bottom line here is just because you paid an obscene price for "bike grease" because it was labled as such, DOES NOT mean it is a superior grease. High quality anti-seize is comprised of metal that can withstand higher temperatures than brake grease. I'm pretty sure the bearings we sell come with a small tube of this stuff too. But it … 4.7 out of 5 stars 213. What's most absurd about this entire thread is that it's agonizing over pennies. Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by nick2ny, Jan 5, 2011. nick2ny, Jan 5, 2011 #1. nick2ny Been here awhile. Unfortunately, there isn't a substitute for simply keeping a bike clean. Wipe it clean and it should be good to go. I wanted a definitive answer before I went out to buy anything. Tri-Flow TF0021060 Superior Lubricant. Cheap, and it works. Not a replacement for oil, but definitely good anywhere that you want to put grease. On the rest of the bike, you should use an appropriate bike lube, either wet or dry. My package ... Permatex synthetic disc brake lube was a nice consistency for bicycle use. If you work on a fleet of bikes, Phi Grease comes in a 640 gm (22 oz) tub for $42 and that should last for a decade. A penny saved is a penny earned. Park Tool PolyLube 1000 Grease - PPL-1 keeps moisture away. Seems to do the job without disassembly. 19 $20.99 $20.99. Dumonde Tech PRO X Liquid Grease - 2 oz 4.8 out of 5 stars 4. $17.99 #32. My LBS's don't carry 'bike specific' grease and I'd rather not order online. Joined: Mar 5, 2009 Oddometer: 634. 1985 Specialized Allez SE 7 years ago. 2. share. Apart from this, silicone grease used for lubricating tap spindles might be competent enough, which is available in hardware stores. But modern liquid chain lubes work as well with less trouble/mess. To follow that logic someone should market a trike grease because it is superior to bicycle grease for trikes. Shims are inserted onto the brake pads,... Silicone Grease. Cookies help us deliver our Services. FREE Shipping. $21.99 #31. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use. Brake Grease Alternatives Anti-Seize. I wouldn't use anything petroleum based - Vaseline or white grease. 09-15-2012 #3. chad1376. Further, it can work along with other standard classes of grease. … Odds are your local bicycle shop has an account with … It really helps if you can provide pictures and/or video. Any general automotive grease works. Vaseline Petroleum Jelly is found in most homes and is ideal for assembly of non-moving parts like a seat post. i totally agree the argument that a 42 dollar tub of grease is a good deal because it lasts a long time does not make sense when you can get a 6 dollar tub of grease, Show 30 post(s) from this thread on one page. Thanks for all the responses!! The continuous success in world class racing is proof of MOTOREX’s innovation and development expertise. WPL Absolute Bike Grease: All-Purpose Bicycle Grease, Biodegradable Bio-Based and Non-Toxic Formula for Superior Road and Mountain Bike Maintenance 4.6 out of 5 stars 280. Vaseline Petroleum Jelly is found in most homes and is ideal for assembly of non-moving parts like a seat post. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. Don’t ever be tempted to substitute the bike cleaning product and soft brush with washing up liquid and a kitchen sponge – this can result in a scratched or even colour faded frame. For FREE. Thanks again for the info! 2. The Chain. This lubricant is a thick bluish-green paste and is best for bearings. I've read bulk marine grease works fine and it is what I use at home. "Bike" grease like Phil Wood or Finish Line is about $8 for a 3 oz tube, and yes, that's a lot more than a tub of auto grease from NAPA or Walmart. This means that copper grease isn’t ideal for using with a bike, because it’s mainly used to sop things from seizing as opposed to helping lubrication. I'll also put a dab on the pedal threads before installing the pedals on the cranks. That's generally what I carry in the tool box. You can also use Park Tool PolyLube 1000 Grease - PPL-1 for hydraulic shock seals and elastomer forks. Bike lubricants not only keep everything running smoothly, but also help repel the dirt and moisture that can wear out your components. Put a tiny dab on a rag, and rub it around the seatpost. Brake Pad Shims. mix 2 parts KY sex lube and 1 part WD-40. If you work on a fleet of bikes, Phi Grease comes in a 640 gm (22 oz) tub for $42 and that should last for a decade. bike specific chain lube is cheap enough and lasts a while. 23% off. BIKE GREASE 2000 NLGI 2. I work in a bike shop and can confirm this. The only alternative to … Who is short on grease? Lithium grease (like any grease) can pick grime, so try to keep it clean from exterior places where it would be exposed. Buzzy’s products are distributed exclusively through Quality Bicycle Products (QBP), who serves more than 5,000 independent bicycle retailers nationwide. I got a tube at Wal-Mart for a few dollars and am not even a third of the way through it after some months. Table 1 shows a list of required marks for ISO and DIN standards. Timkin high-temp automotive bearing grease. You should take the time to get the grease you need. Do not substitute other brands of grease, as they may be too sticky for the helix of the RingDrive™. you don't need to soak the chain in it. However, that tube will last the average home mechanic for a couple of years. For seatposts, I'd use as little as possible (and never on carbon parts). Plus, a tub is only three bucks on Amazon. It's cheap and you can find it almost anywhere. They produce everything from grease, to chain shine, bike wash and the towels to clean up with. Never had a problem or anything and I do somewhat regular maintenance on the parts that need it. +1 This thread is way beyond it's expiration date. There are a few common household products that can substitute as lube, including Vaseline, olive oil, coconut oil, and other things you might have lying around. Bike grease is cheap and easily available; can't imagine using anything else. Timkin high-temp automotive bearing grease. Lowest price in 30 days. All rights reserved. I've used white lithium grease in most places you'd grease a bike. This is essentially the lube applied at the factory. I've never actually greased my derailer, because it is so exposed, I'm worried that it will pick up too much dirt and crap from the road. It worked fine for a few weeks, then it started to smell.". I think it is just fine (and perfectly appropriate) for cables, ball bearings (like BB, headset, hubs), brake pivot points (like QR etc). The only place that I would think you might want to use some anti seize is on your seat post. Send me your address and i'll send you some. Report Save. It's great stuff! "Bike" grease like Phil Wood or Finish Line is about $8 for a 3 oz tube, and yes, that's a lot more than a tub of auto grease from NAPA or Walmart. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Press J to jump to the feed. level 2 It was a blue or green cylindrical tube from the automotive section. Whether installing new cables, taking care of a noisy chain or performing a full bike overhaul, you'll need some lube. Safe for use with seals and fork grease; Where to Buy. just a light film and wipe off all the excess. Not too thick with a badass translucent red color, our mechanics use lots of it and it works very well. I want to re-assemble the forks tomorrow, so is there a commonly available substitute applicable … Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. Post your problems, and we will try to get your bike rolling again. We'll see how it works! Special grease for DT Swiss hubs with Ratchet System of the 180, 240, 350 and 540 series.The multi-purpose grease should be applied sparingly to all sealing and rotating parts with contact surfaces. I think clean is probably better then greasy, or wipe thoroughly with an oily rag. I use canola oil or vegetable oil,I'm not sure if it's good to use but it seems to work fine for me. Even on a multi-day ride, it's possible to bring along a rag and a bottle of lube, at least getting off the worst of the salt and dirt before adding lube. I have my forks torn down and had ordered fork oil and "Buzzy's" fork grease to re-assemble the fork. $16.19 $ 16. WPL Absolute Bike Grease: All-Purpose Bicycle Grease, Biodegradable Bio-Based and Non-Toxic Formula for Superior Road and Mountain Bike Maintenance. What about 'fire and ice' KY, will that work? :). The real bike maintenance nuts used to melt paraffin wax, beeswax, and kerosene together and soak their clean, dry chains in that. White lithium is great. While the Silicone grease is a newer development it also offers much less effort to separate and (contrary to popular belief) IS available in more places than proper section sealant. I've never applied heavy grease to a derailer either. You're kidding yourself; the scorn for this idea is warranted. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. MOTOREX Moto Line. CHECK PRICE ON AMAZON. For all purpose stuff like; crank splines, seat post, derailer springs, etc. like gear oil. any extreme pressure lube will do. £5 a bottle for bike specific lube lasting 6 months would cost me just as much if not more than the chains they are protecting Big can of 3 in 1 for £2 nearly empty after 5 years. UPDATE: I picked this tub up for about $5. Your chain is your bike's primary moving part and the one that needs the most love and … ? Unlike grease Bike Lube (also Chain Lube) are not paste but liquid, lubes are often found to replace lubrications where oil previously would've been used. I've never actually greased my derailer, because it is so exposed, I'm worried that it will pick up too much dirt and crap from the road. Buying a couple of ounces of "bike grease" for $10 is a fantastic deal for the bike shops. Would white lithium grease work? Minimal amount of tools and fluids. Nonsense -- it just needs to be cleaned out and repacked! Many shops use it. I think clean is probably better then greasy, or wipe thoroughly with an oily rag. Marine grease will suffice, but is far more viscous than you need, which means that it is robbing you of speed. Brake pad shims help reduce the noise of brake pad vibration. There is an LBS that doesn't sell grease? I also found this online: "Once in a dare, I rebuilt my bottom bracket using Crisco. They are strange.. Lube, grease and degreaser for your bike:http://tidd.ly/a67bafc7 I have my forks torn down and had ordered fork oil and "Buzzy's" fork grease to re-assemble the fork. It will prevent corrosion and seizing. Label: ASEOL Aquares LT 810-61 Attention: Don't use the multi-purpose grease for the star ratchet faces! What the hell do they sell? It has been used to lubricate moving parts too, and is commonly used in coaster brakes. IMO bike shops or anyone else that says that you need to use only "bike grease" on a bike saw you comming. 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