Which grease?

dinyull
dinyull Posts: 2,979
edited May 2014 in Workshop
I've been off the bike for a couple of months whilst I've been renovating the back garden, garden is now finished so I'm free to play out on my bike again!

Bike was used heavily over the winter, in all conditions. Chain has just snapped, front mech is seized - so I've ordered replacements along with new inner and outer cables and brake blocks. I'm going to strip the bike down whilst I'm waiting for the bits to be delivered and give it a full service.

Which grease does everyone use/would recommend?

Comments

  • Matthewfalle
    Matthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Normal moly from motor factor for stuff that moves, copperslip for stuff that doesn't.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • dj58
    dj58 Posts: 2,221
    As above, grease for your hub, BB, headset bearings and cables, copper or anti-seize for fasteners and threads that you want to disassemble in the future. I've used Finish Line, Weldtite, Halfords, Shimano they all perform much the same. My current favourite is the Shimano green workshop grease.
  • crankycrank
    crankycrank Posts: 1,830
    As mentioned many types/brands of grease will do basically the same job for bike use. I use cheap marine grease purchased in a tub at the auto supply store. Marine grease tends to hold up to moisture a little better than most and can also be used on bolt threads, alu seatposts, etc.
  • Matthewfalle
    Matthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Martine grease is the same as any other grease except they can charge more for it because it has the word "marine" on it. If you want really expensive grease that is the same as any other grease go for something that has "aviation" in its name.

    You can use any grease anywhere - doesn't have to be "marine" grease to be used on seat posts, bolt threads, etc. These are generally areas that grease is used on.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.