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Whats the white grease thats used on bikes?

RockingDadRockingDad Posts: 239
edited August 2010 in MTB workshop & tech
Morning :)

Whats the white grease that seems to be used on every bearing / axle requirement. Just seen it used on the WMB DVD guides in the new mag. Need some for my Epicon GLOC axle as it's dry.

Cheers

RockingDad
2010 Carrera Fury
1992 Raleigh Equipe

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  • RayWRayW Posts: 35
    Finish Line teflon grease is white
  • mrfmilomrfmilo Posts: 2,250
    You sure it's not threadlock...?
  • chedabobchedabob Posts: 1,133
    mrfmilo wrote:
    You sure it's not threadlock...?

    Threadlock is blue isn't it?
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    chedabob wrote:
    mrfmilo wrote:
    You sure it's not threadlock...?

    Threadlock is blue isn't it?
    not always it depends on the make and type.


    there is grease call white grease which is bike grease, but any cycle grease will do.
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  • mrfmilomrfmilo Posts: 2,250
    Thread lock can be blue or white. Guess you could find out if it is threadlock or not - is it slippy? :lol:
  • AidanRAidanR Posts: 1,142
    Lithium grease.
    Bike lover and part-time cyclist.
  • Epoch_02Epoch_02 Posts: 40
    Shimano anti seize paste is also white?
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    RockingDad wrote:
    Morning :)

    Whats the white grease that seems to be used on every bearing / axle requirement. Just seen it used on the WMB DVD guides in the new mag. Need some for my Epicon GLOC axle as it's dry.

    Cheers

    RockingDad
    It varies. Greases come in all colours.
    I don't know if most bikes just use generic white grease, but Marin reccomend using Molycote 111 on their bearings/pivot assembly, which is just trouser-brown-mess-inducingly expensive.
    Luckily, I have "found" some. I'm going to have to replace the bushing on the fox float before long, so the whole lot will have to be re-greased I guess.
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    Lithium grease is to be avoided for most bike applications. Only really any good in bearings. Static stuff, do not use.
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