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Seatpost Grease?(3 posts)

Seatpost Grease?cincy1
Jan 23, 2002 4:36 AM
I'm changing out the seatpost on my bike to a Thomson with no setback. In removing the current post, I noticed that the shop had installed the existing post with a white colored grease. I've never seen this kind of stuff before. It's very viscous and once you get it on something, it doesn't come off. What is it? Is it OK to use a simple silicone grease on a post? Does it make a difference if the post and the seat tube are dissimilar metals (titanium frame, aluminum post)?
Jan 23, 2002 5:40 AM
works on all seatposts/all frames- comes in a tube - don't need too much
Its probably Criscopmf1
Jan 23, 2002 6:55 AM
Just joking.

Its white lithium grease. One thing I've found useful on ti bikes is ti prep. You can also buy the same anti-sieze compund at an auto parts store called Permex (or Permatex ... I forget which). Its made by Loctite Corp. this stuff works great on ti bikes. My wife's quill stem always got stuck when I used regular grease. Even after just a few weeks (and I used a lot of the stuff), I'd have to use the rubber mallet. Its not a problem any more with the Permatex. The stuff works great. I use it on the BB too.

Only drawback ... its a mess to use.