|to grase or not to grease||Noam|
Jan 7, 2004 4:13 AM
|It drive me mad. Every time I am out of the saddle I get this squeaky noise. I think it comes from my ITM Millennium stem. Shall I grease the bar and stirrer clamps.|
|when in doubt, grease.||niteschaos|
Jan 7, 2004 5:39 AM
|If they recommend a light greasing of your seat post, then I think I'd lightly grease here. If you are cautious, just take everything apart, then clean it really well and put it back together.
side note: I tried Mobil 1 today as a chain lube and it rules! I felt it was smoother than anything I've tried from Finish Line Lubes, but I haven't tried Tri-flow, so I can't compare there either. First ride out was dry but dusty and the chain still looks good. (I just used some Mobil 1 that I didn't use on my last oil change.)
|when in doubt, grease.||Noam|
Jan 7, 2004 6:40 AM
|Seat post? I was refering to the stem.|
|Mobil 1 question||jw25|
Jan 7, 2004 10:18 AM
|Did you dilute it with mineral spirits, a la the homebrew recipes here, or use it straight? What weight - I'm guessing the 5W-30, but they make a 0W something that's tempting to homebrew.
Sadly, I just bought RocknRoll Gold and Extreme, which rock, and still have a bottle of Prolink to use up, too. My lube fetish is fast approaching my tire fetish... so glad the wife is okay with it all.
|Mobil 1 answer||niteschaos|
Jan 7, 2004 12:33 PM
|Yeah, I used 5W-30 cause my truck only uses 4 quarts instead of the full 5 I bought. I just eye-balled a 33% mix of Mobil 1 and Low Odor Mineral Spirits.
About the stem, I read your post, but I'm saying if it's good enough for the seatpost, it should be fine for your stem.
|Problems with homebrew?||kilimanjaro|
Jan 7, 2004 2:53 PM
|I have been using homebrew 1 part 10w30 and 3 or 4 parts mineral spirits (the odered kind, it was what I had laying around).
After a couple of rainy rides I noticed that I have a rust spot in one of the inner rollers. What did I do wrong?
|homebrew? just add the olives Cheers||Noam|
Jan 7, 2004 5:55 PM
|Rainy rides: Re-apply after every ride...||Spunout|
Jan 8, 2004 4:46 AM
|as you probably would with any lube. Unless you lube with axle grease, most is lost in the rain.|
|I too agree...||niteschaos|
Jan 8, 2004 6:11 AM
|because every lube I have used either wore off in the rain, or collected so much crap that the chain had to be cleaned anyway. No I have enough material to lube after every single ride if necessary.|
|I too agree...||Woof the dog|
Jan 9, 2004 5:39 AM
|your screen name almost sounds like night nachos
|Problems with homebrew?||Chen2|
Jan 9, 2004 9:05 AM
|Instead of rain, maybe it was sweat? Salt water has a way of getting to the metal and causing corrosion (rust, oxidation).|| |