Alternatives to Loctite Blue?

Ash_ Posts: 385
edited April 2009 in Workshop
I can't seem to find Loctite Blue (that's the medium one isn't it?) here in Hungary, although regular Loctite is plentiful.

Can anyone suggest an alternative for thread locking compound - it's for a chainset. Would something like Tacx Carbon Prep do a good enough job?


  • Wappygixer
    Wappygixer Posts: 1,396
    I used to work with engineers who always said that even with the strongest bearing fix it can easily be broken down by a little heat application.
  • Monty Dog
    Monty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Loctite 243 is the number you need - comes in a liquid or I prefer a solid stick which is easy to apply screw threads
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • Chaz.Harding
    Chaz.Harding Posts: 3,144
    Heat is a damn good 'solvent' for glues and thread locking compounds. You don't need **lots**, just a little if it's real stiff so you don't round threads off.

    If you can't get hold of Loctite 'blue', try Loctite 'orange' :lol:

    All works the same! 8)
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  • DomPro
    DomPro Posts: 321
    Try a modelling shop. They sell conventional Cyano which is the same stuff.
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  • rickhotrod
    rickhotrod Posts: 181
    I don't use medium strength thread lock on any bike components as it can be difficult to unscrew. Just occasionally low strength on certain threads. There are other brands to Loctite that do a similar job.
  • robbarker
    robbarker Posts: 1,367
    edited April 2009
    Raw linseed oil works too if you're desperate.
  • Chaz.Harding
    Chaz.Harding Posts: 3,144
    robbarker wrote:
    Raw linseed oil works too if you're desparate.

    Pikey :lol::wink:
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    Sick to the power of rad
    Fix it 'till it's broke
  • dbb
    dbb Posts: 323
    do you really need loctite on a bike?

    i've never used it and never had a problem with parts coming loose. but, i have never ridden in Hungary either.
  • nicklouse
    nicklouse Posts: 50,675
    248 in the stick form.

    paint works as well.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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