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