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Which lube for pedals?(5 posts)

Which lube for pedals?TimW
Apr 22, 2001 5:47 AM

Installing new pedals on my Campy Veloce cranks, which lube do I use for the threads WD40? Lithium Grease? 3in1? Thanks in advance

lube for pedalsBrian B.
Apr 22, 2001 6:37 AM
Stick with a nice little dab of white lithium grease, or any relatively heavy grease. WD-40 and 3-in-1 are both too light / thin (viscosity?).

Brian B.
Lube rulesKerry Irons
Apr 22, 2001 3:47 PM
Grease on threads and bearings. Oil on bushings and other sliding surfaces.
Yes, white lithium grease.boy nigel
Apr 24, 2001 8:16 AM
This stuff's great. While you're at it, put some on your seatpost/shim, saddle rails, seatpost binder bolt, stem bolts, etc. Your bike will last longer and will work much smoother. Gotta protect that metal!

Correction! NOT lithium grease, but SYNTHETIC greaseboy nigel
Apr 24, 2001 8:24 AM
I use either Finish Line or Pedro's greases, and they're both synthetic greases; no lithium in them. For metal pedal threads, though, lithium can't hurt. Syn greases tend to be a bit more eco-friendly and don't corrode plastic parts.

Sorry for any confusion.