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Whats a good all purpose grease and a good floor pump?(8 posts)

Whats a good all purpose grease and a good floor pump?ADKBiker
May 29, 2002 6:21 AM
I'm looking for a good grease for my chain, spindle on pedals, brake cables and gear cables. Something that holds up to weather and friction.

I'm also looking for a good floor pump for my road bike and MTB. Any suggestions? Any good online shops that are economical. Thanks!
re: Whats a good all purpose grease and a good floor pump?timmyh
May 29, 2002 7:30 AM
I have the Performance Hurricane pump. It's well made and fairly inexpensive.
re: Whats a good all purpose grease and a good floor pump?theBreeze
May 29, 2002 7:40 AM
I got a Topeak Joe Blow floor pump a couple months ago on sale from either Performance or Nashbar, can't remember now. Check them out regularly to see what they have on special. The Joe Blow is great. real sturdy, easy to read gauge and pumps to 110psi in only about 8 strokes.
re: Whats a good all purpose grease and a good floor pump?GeekRoadie
May 29, 2002 7:47 AM
GP grease I use Park's tub o' Polylube 1000

Topeak has some good stuff and is usually on sale at Performance.

hth
Mike
re: Whats a good all purpose grease and a good floor pump?ctisevn
May 29, 2002 8:11 AM
I like my Silca pump. check your LBS, if they dont stock it they can order it from QBP.
Don't grease your chainBreakfast
May 29, 2002 8:33 AM
I like the Silca pumps, Phil Wood Bicycle grease, and a petroleum oil/teflon product like Break Free or Tri-Flow for the chain and moving parts like derailleurs.
Lifetime supply o' grease for 5 bucks at Pep Boyscory
May 29, 2002 10:03 AM
Several years ago I read that Gary Fisher built up all his bikes with boat trailer wheel bearing grease. I bought a 1-pound can for five bucks at an auto supply place and I've used it for everything I've greased around the house since then. No problems anywhere, from mountain bike BBs to lawnmower parts. There are several brands; one is Sta-Lube.
As for pumps, I've had a Zefal Husky for at least five years, pumping the whole family's bikes (eight at the moment, but as high as 13) with no issues. Just the other day I found a Topeak Joe Blow on a clearance table for 10 bucks and bought it just in case. Seems to be solid and works fine, but it's only pumped half a dozen tires.
dittocyclopathic
May 29, 2002 7:02 PM
STA is lithium grease with graphite (also molybdenum). Graphite works even after grease dries out, which is under normal conditions would take at least 3-5 years.