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what grease for wheel hubs.

elderoneelderone Posts: 1,410
edited August 2013 in Workshop
what grease do I need for doing wheel hubs.
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  • majormantramajormantra Posts: 2,094
    Buy this, it will last until you die.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Granville-0121B ... 003ZZBZU6/
  • pinnopinno Posts: 41,940
    Buy this, it will last until you die.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Granville-0121B ... 003ZZBZU6/

    You can get a five litre tub of that stuff, but try keeping it contaminent free for the rest of your life.
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  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 26,348
    Any grease. I have had a tub of Lucas oil for about 5 years now.
  • jermasjermas Posts: 484
    edited September 2013
    I've found if you ride in the rain a lot, some auto greases aren't water resistant enough-especially in the rear hub. If contaminated with water, and left a long time the grease fails leaving a rusty mess.
    Marine grease has better water resistance and contains more rust inhibitors. Anything with aluminium complex or calcium sulfonate base work very well.
  • simon_esimon_e Posts: 1,692
    jermas wrote:
    I've found if you ride in the rain a lot, some auto greases aren't water resistant enough-especially in the rear hub. If contaminated with water, and left a long time the grease fails leaving a rusty mess.
    You should be checking the bearings on a bike used through the winter or in muddy, wet conditions a bit more often anyway.

    Any standard grease would be fine. I have a tin of standard Comma multipurpose grease that is perfectly good for most jobs. Weldtite TF2 red grease and Finish Line teflon are good. Weldtite white Lithium grease is more like a paste, I wouldn't use it for bearings.
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  • hairy_boyhairy_boy Posts: 345
    I use Weldtite TF2 Red for almost everything on the bike - never had a problem with it. I use copper slip on pedal threads but pretty much everything else is Weldtite TF2

    Although the grease is red the tube is green !!!

    I use it with a grease gun which helps when pushing into holes/bearing spaces and help keep the unused grease in the tube clean and contaminant free.

    I bought a separate grease gun but you can get the tf2 grease with a gun in a single pack:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Weldtite-Grease ... tf2+grease
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