hub lubricant

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milkdud103032

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what lubricant do I want for the bearings in my hub?

If you could give me the specific product name that would be sick

and also lubricant for a integrated headset?

thanks
 
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AustinKO

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hub lubricant post #2
i use shell red grease on all my hubs and stuff. its really thick so it dont wear out as fast. its like 5 buxs a tube. lol i get it for free.
 
dougrayflops

dougrayflops

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hub lubricant post #3
Shimano dura-ace grease is the best you'll get but it's expensive. Silkolene RG5 or maybe its 7 or 9 not sure, is also good.
 
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AustinKO

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hub lubricant post #4
grease is grease..
 
johnuk

johnuk

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hub lubricant post #5
I use red Teflon at the moment

DuPont (who commercialised Teflon) make a white lithium grease with teflon in it - they also do a hard wearing version with Molybdenum Disulphide in it (moly grease). It's designed for bearing surfaces and pivots on mining equipment, so it's fairly pro stuff
 
dougrayflops

dougrayflops

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hub lubricant post #6
grease is grease..
It's not that simple, different types of grease differ massively in terms of what they are meant to do.
 
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AustinKO

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hub lubricant post #7
true but most grease is made out of the same stuff some thicker than others.
 
mad082

mad082

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hub lubricant post #8
this really depends on whether your bearings are sealed or looseball, and how often you regrease them. if you do it often you could use a lighter grease and you will roll a bit quicker.

if you are the type to do it once and not do it again for a year or 2 and the bike gets wet and dirty alot, then use something like either a high temp bearing grease or a marine grease. it is thicker and will stay where it is needed longer, and will also deal with water better.
 

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