What Grease Weldtite vs Park Tool

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What Grease Weldtite vs Park Tool

Postby winter zombie » Sat Jan 05, 2013 22:31 pm

Hi all

im in need of your help and advise again LoL

my bike pedals are starting to feel tight when you spin them and my headset is just starting to make a tiny gritty sound when i turn my handle bars

so its my first time buying any grease and from what ive seen review wise the park grease and the weldtite grease get lots of good feedback

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=13883

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... delID=5954

so whats the best to use???

thanks for your time and advise :D

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Re: What Grease Weldtite vs Park Tool

Postby supersonic » Sat Jan 05, 2013 22:36 pm

Either are fine, but can usually get a tub of teflon grease for the same price.

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Re: What Grease Weldtite vs Park Tool

Postby stubs » Sun Jan 06, 2013 07:30 am

Used Weldtite for a while and its fine I would go for whichever is cheaper. I am currently using a tube of Rock and Roll super web which is very sticky and washout resistant but is eye wateringly pricey, only got it to make an order up to £50 and get free delivery.

Sonic where do you get a tub of teflon grease from for the same price had a google but not brought anything up.
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Re: What Grease Weldtite vs Park Tool

Postby RockmonkeySC » Sun Jan 06, 2013 15:52 pm

Go to your local car spares shop and get a big tub of teflon grease. It's all the same, they don't make bike specific stuff.

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Re: What Grease Weldtite vs Park Tool

Postby migrantwing » Sun Jan 06, 2013 16:03 pm

Weldtite every time. You can get a tub of White grease for that. Park stuff is overrated, anyways.
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Re: What Grease Weldtite vs Park Tool

Postby supersonic » Sun Jan 06, 2013 16:07 pm

Make sure is not lithium based though.

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Re: What Grease Weldtite vs Park Tool

Postby migrantwing » Sun Jan 06, 2013 16:10 pm

Teflon vs Lithium vs White grease?!?!?!?!
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Re: What Grease Weldtite vs Park Tool

Postby supersonic » Sun Jan 06, 2013 16:23 pm

A lot of 'white' greases are lithium, and are not suitable for static applications or contact with some seals. Always best to check.

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Re: What Grease Weldtite vs Park Tool

Postby migrantwing » Sun Jan 06, 2013 16:44 pm

supersonic wrote:A lot of 'white' greases are lithium, and are not suitable for static applications or contact with some seals. Always best to check.


Understood. Yet, the TF2 Lithium white grease has anti-seize properties?
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Re: What Grease Weldtite vs Park Tool

Postby supersonic » Sun Jan 06, 2013 16:53 pm

I'd stick with teflon lol. Seen so many dried out white greases, and seized parts.

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Re: What Grease Weldtite vs Park Tool

Postby migrantwing » Sun Jan 06, 2013 16:59 pm

supersonic wrote:I'd stick with teflon lol. Seen so many dried out white greases, and seized parts.


Fair play! :)

So many different greases for so many different jobs. I may start using Crisp 'n Dry :)
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Re: What Grease Weldtite vs Park Tool

Postby supersonic » Sun Jan 06, 2013 17:06 pm

Good thing about the teflon greases is that they are good allround bets for bikes, for all their applications.

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Re: What Grease Weldtite vs Park Tool

Postby migrantwing » Sun Jan 06, 2013 17:13 pm

I bought this Weldtite TF2 (Teflon) grease as I wanted a Teflon based product and rate Weldtite stuff. Although it is Lithium White grease it is enhanced with Teflon. I'm confused.

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Re: What Grease Weldtite vs Park Tool

Postby winter zombie » Sun Jan 06, 2013 19:12 pm

Thank you so much guys for your advise, i will now do a bit of on-line shopping

Thank You All :)

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Re: What Grease Weldtite vs Park Tool

Postby AlanWin » Sun Jan 06, 2013 23:10 pm

Weldtite White Lithium grease is a good general purpose all-rounder grease that'll be fine for pedals -- the lithium is a type of 'soap' that's blended with hydrocarbon oils to make it a thicker grease. The white colour mainly helps with visibility (car mechanics use similar products, underneth a car ramp so you can see where you're putting it on a chassis). A major point is that it's very water resistant, not even a pressure washer will shift it (but ordinary greases just wash off). PTFE (Teflon in this case) is blended in and can help with lubricity for heavier or more demanding loads. White Lithium grease has been a standard lube for headset bearings for more than 30 years, and it's also suited for marine use it's so water-resistant.

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Re: What Grease Weldtite vs Park Tool

Postby supersonic » Sun Jan 06, 2013 23:15 pm

But is is bloody awful on threads, seatposts and the like.

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Re: What Grease Weldtite vs Park Tool

Postby AlanWin » Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:41 pm

... which is not what the OP was asking about. It would probably be too viscous and sticky.
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Re: What Grease Weldtite vs Park Tool

Postby supersonic » Mon Jan 07, 2013 13:47 pm

But you said all purpose grease. It is not a good general purpose all-rounder grease on a bike, I was merely pointing that out.

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Re: What Grease Weldtite vs Park Tool

Postby chrisw333 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 18:07 pm

right, this is far too confusing. I know f-all about this technical merits of varying types of grease, so for muppets like me could somebody please post a link to something that IS a good quality & value all-rounder grease for bikes?

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Re: What Grease Weldtite vs Park Tool

Postby Chunkers1980 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 18:39 pm

It's really not confusing. Buy a bike specific Teflon grease. Job done, you can't go wrong


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