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What's a good brand of grease?(9 posts)

What's a good brand of grease?aerox
Jul 17, 2003 1:05 PM
I finally finished a tube of Campagnolo grease (white lithium) and started using Pedro's SYN GREASE in my headset. Well...the Pedro's grease is not very good. The grease started to break down/liquify after 300 km. I had to repack the headset again with the Pedro's grease. Is there any company that produces white lithuim grease for bicycle components?
Dave
Pennzoil Multi-Purpose 705 White Greasegtx
Jul 17, 2003 1:24 PM
It's lithium based and a lot like the old Campy stuff. Cheap as hell. I use it on just about everything.
Pennzoil Multi-Purpose 705 White Greasexcandrew
Jul 19, 2003 2:45 AM
That's what I'm using too. There is nothing about the bearings in a bicycle that require special grease.
re: What's a good brand of grease?russw19
Jul 17, 2003 7:06 PM
Campy's grease is very good... Shimano's Dura-Ace grease is really nice too. It's a synthetic, but holds up forever. It's the flourescent yellow-green stuff you see in new Shimano parts... it's great.

I also really like Bullshot for bearings. It stains clothing badly if you aren't careful, but it lasts forever and has a good temperature tolerance.

Russ
...I got a dirty little secretdivve
Jul 17, 2003 11:53 PM
I use the fluorescent Shimano grease in all my Campy parts:) I agree that the grease appears to be thin but it holds up great and works really smooth.
Isn't there some kind of law against that? :-) nmDave Hickey
Jul 18, 2003 3:39 AM
...I got a dirty little secretrussw19
Jul 18, 2003 8:04 PM
Me too... but it's because I get that grease for free! And it's the best. It's nice having a friend who works for Shimano.

Russ
I like Slick 50 One GreaseKerry Irons
Jul 18, 2003 5:25 PM
But there are many others. I agree with you on Pedro's. Not that great a grease.
re: What's a good brand of grease?M_Currie
Jul 19, 2003 5:54 PM
Schwinn used to market a white grease for bicycles. I don't know what's available now. I like Sta-Lube boat trailer bearing grease. It's sticky and waterproof but not terribly thick, so it rolls pretty nicely without washing out or liquefying. Its tenacity makes it very good for installing loose balls, but also hard to clean up.