which bearing grease

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which bearing grease

Postby s-s-a » Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:43 am

Anyone want to recommend a grease to use for repacking bearings? Nothing too flash - it's for the kiddy bike rebuild I'm doing.


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Postby sogood » Mon Dec 10, 2007 9:12 am

Car synthetic grease. Cheap by the tub. Some would suggest marine grade as it'll be more waterproof.
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Postby Kid_Carbine » Mon Dec 10, 2007 11:41 am

Yes, I switched to a marine grease [Shell Nautilus or Castrol Boating grease] since the label says it's good for wheel bearings & it [apparently] won't emulsify with water like regular grease will. The white lithium based bike grease tends to dry out & set like dried mud after a while.
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Postby Mulger bill » Mon Dec 10, 2007 10:29 pm

Castrol HTB works for me. Buying a 10cc syringe from the chemist gets you a pretty handy grease gun. :wink:

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Postby twowheels » Mon Dec 10, 2007 11:36 pm

I also use Castrol Boating grease

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Postby 531db » Thu Dec 13, 2007 10:30 pm

Mobilgrease HP, still got about 1/2 of the 500 gram tin I purchased in 1992.

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Postby fyxomatosis » Mon Dec 24, 2007 10:38 am

white lithium


Postby Hawkeye » Tue Jan 08, 2008 11:25 pm

fyxomatosis wrote:white lithium

Love the handle. :lol:

s-s-a wrote:Anyone want to recommend a grease to use for repacking bearings?

I use a Pennzoil equivalent of HTB, but if you're going to buy from scratch I'd go the waterproof variety and get the Castrol Boat Grease as suggested above. Given that it has to perform in a highly corrosive salt environment while having water blasted at it at all sorts of ridiculous speeds and still let the bearing spin freely, it looks like a winner to me.

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