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« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2006, 01:35:27 PM »
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chain - whie lightining
threads - random grease or ti prep
bearings - slick honey

i just random grease for assembly lube (Metal to metal contact areas).

I was thinking of getting that slick honey, how do you like it? Is it fast?

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what's the preferred lub for brake cables? grease? lub with teflon? thin oil?

i've never tried thin-oil,but cables with grease and teflon felt the same. so, please correct me. thanks.


Usually wax lubes are prefered, as they stay put and do not accumulate dirt and grime as easily in cables.

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the best thing i have found is purple extreme.

Who is that from? How does it compare to white lightening?

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Wal-Mart Supertech Marine gease. Its awesome.

Pedros Dry

White Lighning Wet


How is the dry lube? I have heard it is reallly noisy, but I am a little interested in testing it on other parts...


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Finishline Wet XC Lube - Perfect fro chians and the insides of hubs.

Finishline Dry XC Lube -


How do you like their dry lube?





*** Question ***   Synthetic Vs. Natural. Which do you prefer and why?

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« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2006, 02:23:10 PM »
Grease[/i][/u]:
 - Phil Wood Grease: Works well for everything. Spindles, axles, nuts, whatever.

Lube[/i][/u]:
- Rock 'N Roll Extreme: Works well for my chains, with regular lubing (once a week) my chain has never squeeked, rattled, or clanked. Half lube/wax formula.

Anti-Seize[/i][/u]:
 - Finish Line Ti Prep: Works great. Used on Wombolts, Elementary, and the fork's compression bolt. No seizing so far. Copper-based.
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« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2006, 02:23:56 PM »
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Tri-Flow- in a spray can and a little bottle.  Spray works good on derailleur pivots and brake pivots, and the little bottle for cables.

Boeshield T9- For chains.  Drip it on while backpedaling, then wipe off the excess. How do you like this? Is is silent, fast, solid?

Finish Line Anti-Seize- Big Tub for certain ti and al parts.

Tacx Carbon Asm Paste- for carbon seatposts. I've been wanting to try this. Is it working well for you?

Baby Powder- For tubes and your nuts on hot days.

Pedro's Syn grease- A big tub for general purpose.  I don't like the Park or Phil Wood grease, this is smoother and they change its color every once in a while.

Pedro's Syn lube- I only use this to mix with the Syn grease to get different consistencies.

water- Keep a spray bottle of water on hand to quickly wipe my hands down.

Dazzle- Works alright as a general cleaner for benchtops and stuff.

alcohol- A big bottle from CVS with a spray top put on.  Works good for a final cleaning to remove residue from other cleaners.  Its also fun to spray on bugs and when I need to light something on fire, because it won't make any smoke or smell.

Pedro's shopworks and Simple Green- I fill up a spray bottle with one or the other of these to clean nasty shit off rims and bikes, and scum off the floor.

Super Penetrant- duh.

Park cutting oil- Thats just what we have sitting by the vises and spoke cutter.  I haven't really tried much other cutting fluids.

Zep 45- I don't use this much as it reminds me of death.What is it?

Pedro's Oranj Peelz- Doesn't seem to do a whole lot, but it smells ok.

Loctite 242, 262, 680- from mild to wild.

White Lightning Clean Streak Metal Prep- Like tubes said, this stuff is pretty cool.  It evaporates very fast and leaves no residue.  Kind of like a tough alcohol.

Park Chainbrite- Works about as well as the Oranj Peelz, but doesn't smell good.

Motorex Prep M- Pack it up pack it in.  Stuff that shit in suspension seals.

Slick Honey- Also works for suspension, but the syringes it comes it are even more useful for injecting and removing fork oil with a hose on the end.

King RingDrive Lube- For the buzz.

Wheelsmith Spokeprep- For spoke threads. Does it work like lock tite, or is it more adjustable?

DT Swiss Spoke Freeze- To lock spokes if needed. Basically locktite.

Dualco grease guns- One with a short nozzle filled with Prep M, and one with a long nozzle filled with Syn grease.

JP Weigle's Frame Saver- For steel frames.

Goof Off
- To remove sticker residue, permanent marker, paint, glue.  It works really well but is very potent.

Thats what I have at my bench at the moment.


Another thing that is great is Phil Wood Hand Cleaner. Works wonders for dry, greasy hands.

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« Reply #18 on: December 22, 2006, 02:28:08 PM »
Finishline Synthetic grease with Dupont Teflon- I like it a lot better then park grease. It has little to no scent it works great as a all purpose grease for anything that needs it. I also used it to sub as ti prep and it was just fine. i have a 3.5oz tube and I've been useing it for a good year and a half and serviced my bike as well as a few friends. All around good grease

White lightning - I use it on my cables and chain. IMO it's so so. When ever I use it on my chain it usaly rubs off on my jeans after a good days ride and it wears out fast. For cables it isn't so good nor is it so bad. I've had a couple of cables clog up from it and yes it was a new bottle and i did shake it for more then 10 mins before useing it.

Triflow spray lube - I havent used it a lot except for my chain and freewheel so i can't say much. It does silent chains though and does a good job killing the squeek from door hinges :D


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Wheelsmith Spokeprep- For spoke threads. Does it work like lock tite, or is it more adjustable?
It basicly is something that makes lacing the wheel and trueing it later a breeze. So basicly more adjustable.
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« Reply #19 on: December 22, 2006, 04:58:04 PM »
I have found that, on the whole, I dont really like teflon. It is all nice and smooth, but it gets a little messy, and doesnt  feel quite solid enough for me. I have teflon grease here, so I may give it another chance...

Oh, and it is poisenous. So it sucks on cookware.

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« Reply #20 on: December 22, 2006, 05:20:22 PM »
I use Orange Solid Oil. Works amazing for everything.
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« Reply #21 on: December 22, 2006, 05:37:06 PM »
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Boeshield T9- For chains. Drip it on while backpedaling, then wipe off the excess. How do you like this? Is is silent, fast, solid?

Tacx Carbon Asm Paste- for carbon seatposts. I've been wanting to try this. Is it working well for you?

Zep 45- I don't use this much as it reminds me of death.What is it?

Wheelsmith Spokeprep- For spoke threads. Does it work like lock tite, or is it more adjustable?

DT Swiss Spoke Freeze- To lock spokes if needed. Basically locktite.


The Boeshield T9 is the best.  Check it out.

The carbon paste works well, although I don't know of much else you would want to put on carbon/carbon.

 
http://www.zep.com/ProductCatalog/ProductBrowse.asp?img=products§ion=189&subSection=973&superSection=23&pageNumber=6

The spoke prep is for building wheels.  It's not like loc-tite.

The spokefreeze was indeed "Developed in conjunction with Loctite."
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« Reply #22 on: December 22, 2006, 05:49:04 PM »
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The spoke prep is for building wheels.  It's not like loc-tite.

The spokefreeze was indeed "Developed in conjunction with Loctite."


Many people use locktite to build wheels. The Idea is to prevent the spokes from loosening. Unfortunatly, it can give a false sense of tightness. That is why I asked about the Wheelsmith.

The DT Stuff is basically just mild strength locktite. I have used it in place of lock tite before. It has the same disadvantages.

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« Reply #23 on: December 22, 2006, 06:13:51 PM »
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I was thinking of getting that slick honey, how do you like it? Is it fast?


Who is that from? How does it compare to white lightening?


slich honey is pretty fast. feels almost like a thick oil. can't speek to well about pertection cuz i haven't had it in anything long. it'd be awsome for headsets.

http://www.purpleextreme.com/
slides alot better then white lighting. sucks on chains but awsome in cables. have to reapply more often then white lightning.
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« Reply #24 on: December 27, 2006, 12:37:23 AM »
lolz@this thread

i use oil for the chain and cables, and thick stuff for everything else. you must be a real pro to use all that stuff?
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« Reply #25 on: December 27, 2006, 12:40:55 AM »
I'm looking at this thread and I'm looking at the rusty bolts on my stem and now I'm clicking the previous page button a few times.

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« Reply #26 on: December 27, 2006, 12:41:51 AM »
I just throw Pedros Ice-wax into everything, except my seat and steertube. Hubs roll smooth. Headset too.

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« Reply #27 on: December 27, 2006, 02:53:13 AM »
I use a big tube of grease I stole from work. It's used for greasing pivot points on heavy machinery, so I don't think it's all too tech.

I was always partial to dripping some triflow down my cable housing.
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« Reply #28 on: December 27, 2006, 12:51:21 PM »
i like my dry white lightning in cables.


as for hubs and everything, i use a 10 year old bucket of multipurpose grease in a tub from canadian tire. gets the job done. no problems as of yet. plus its green, so it looks alot better then that icky yellow stuff.
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« Reply #29 on: December 27, 2006, 04:01:59 PM »
Use linseed oil on spokes when building a wheel.Its sticky when it dries.

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