Grease Question

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Grease Question

Postby seanorawe » Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:03 pm

Im hearing a grinding noise when riding my hybrid. And i'm near sure its coming from the headset. Im gonna open her up this weekend to clean any gack from the bearings. Does anyone recommend a good cheap grease I can use for them? Im going to try and re grease as much things as my knowledge will allow. Even if the noise is not in the headset, its due a good greasing.

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Re: Grease Question

Postby zx6man » Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:05 pm

I use weldite TF2 Lithium Grease for my bearing stuff.. fairly cheap

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Re: Grease Question

Postby seanorawe » Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:10 pm

zx6man wrote:I use weldite TF2 Lithium Grease for my bearing stuff.. fairly cheap



Looks good. Only £2.99 in CRC

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Re: Grease Question

Postby zx6man » Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:14 pm

Also used the TF2 that comes in smaller tube that fits on a small grease pump, thats a red grease.

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Re: Grease Question

Postby butcher of bakersfield » Fri Oct 12, 2012 22:25 pm

Any old grease will do. And will certainly be a lot better than what you've got if it's making noises like that. Those little grease guns are handy though. They make a messy job that little bit more pleasant. I got that TF2 stuff with the gun for about £10. You don't get a massive amount of grease, but on a bike, for personal use...it should last a few years.

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Re: Grease Question

Postby DesWeller » Fri Oct 12, 2012 22:59 pm

500g pot of bearing grease from Halfords for a fiver. Will cover all your cycling needs for the rest of your life.

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Re: Grease Question

Postby diy » Sat Oct 13, 2012 04:05 am

A kids medicine syringe can be a good alternative to a grease gun.

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Re: Grease Question

Postby migrantwing » Sat Oct 13, 2012 13:33 pm

zx6man wrote:Also used the TF2 that comes in smaller tube that fits on a small grease pump, thats a red grease.


+1 for the Weldtite stuff.

What's the difference between the two greases?
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Re: Grease Question

Postby dmclite-3.0 » Sat Oct 13, 2012 16:32 pm

There is a product made in the states called Danizuco, excellent stuff. :wink:
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Re: Grease Question

Postby migrantwing » Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:30 pm

dmclite-3.0 wrote:There is a product made in the states called Danizuco, excellent stuff. :wink:


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Re: Grease Question

Postby zx6man » Mon Oct 15, 2012 07:58 am

migrantwing wrote:
zx6man wrote:Also used the TF2 that comes in smaller tube that fits on a small grease pump, thats a red grease.


+1 for the Weldtite stuff.

What's the difference between the two greases?


The red stuff seems slightly thinner, may be desinged for syringe usage? Not 100% sure tbh, site suggests got plenty of teflon in it and lasts longer than other greases (Red that is, and probabaly also means more expensive)

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Re: Grease Question

Postby migrantwing » Wed Oct 17, 2012 14:34 pm

zx6man wrote:The red stuff seems slightly thinner, may be desinged for syringe usage? Not 100% sure tbh, site suggests got plenty of teflon in it and lasts longer than other greases (Red that is, and probabaly also means more expensive)


I'll look into it. Thanks!
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Re: Grease Question

Postby Griffsters » Wed Oct 17, 2012 16:01 pm

dmclite-3.0 wrote:There is a product made in the states called Danizuco, excellent stuff. :wink:


That'll be the one that he wants.

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Re: Grease Question

Postby migrantwing » Fri Oct 19, 2012 23:28 pm

Griffsters wrote:
dmclite-3.0 wrote:There is a product made in the states called Danizuco, excellent stuff. :wink:


That'll be the one that he wants.


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