oil, grease, lubricant confusion!

lydiag1984 Posts: 39
edited September 2012 in Workshop
Hi, I am looking for some help determing what I should use (i.e. what type of grease, oil or another lubricant) for the following purposes.

1. Attaching cleats to my cycling shoes.

2. Attached pedals to the crank arms.

In general I am a little confused about the different types of lubricants which one can use. If someone has a good link which explains the difference I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks


  • nicklouse
    nicklouse Posts: 50,675
    an anti sieze for both.

    both do not need any lubricant as they dont move.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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  • trekvet
    trekvet Posts: 223
    And for the anti seize I would use Copperslip (sp) from your motor accessory shop. Short of using that I would use a smear of grease as that alone will keep the water out, and so reduce the likelihood of seizing.
    The Wife complained for months about the empty pot of bike oil on the hall stand; so I replaced it with a full one.