Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: where do i stick it?

  1. #1
    boring the Inbred's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002

    where do i stick it?

    would kinda like to make a handy list of what to use where.

    for me:

    - anti-seize: crank bolts, Thomson stem bolts, pedals
    - cheap waterproof grease: bb cups, headset bolt, brake lever bolts, threaded part of QR skewer, seatpost, ISIS spindle
    - Phil's grease: cartridge bearings
    - Ring Drive: Ring Grease
    - Phil's Oil: threaded part of nipple
    - lube: if bike has derialleur, Tri-Flow on the pivots

    what did i leave out? what should i change? where else can i use Phil's Oil, besides a chain in sloppy weather? i somehow acquired 3 bottles of that stuff this summer.

  2. #2
    The William Sapphire of Bike Mechanics
    MoJo SuppoRteR
    car!os's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    The Barney Fife of Metropolitan Cities
    the Inbred...looks good....i've been using Phil's for just about everything....brake boss shafts, stem bolts on all stems...even Thomsons, seatpost bolts...

    one to add would be anti-seize on ANY bottom bracket cup and bottom bracket shell.

    some might say it's overkill but even the most expensive greases can't stay put for longer than 6 months under heavy riders (those in the 160 + range).

    and if you grease any spindle, of any brand or type....make sure it's a very....very....very......tiny.....miniscule amount.

    i recently saw a shop person slather an Octalink spindle, with grease, like it was icing on a cake. no need for that much.
    It’s impossible to rate welding/brazing quality by looking at a finished frame joint, even an unpainted one. Files, sandblasting, and a good paint job can take care of that. Such a joint will look stellar unpainted, but won’t last. Yet people all the time look at frames and say, “Nice welding/brazing…” The point isn’t to make you paranoid, just to stop saying things like, “That’s nice welding/brazing,” when you see a painted/unpainted frame. -- Grant Petersen

Remove Ads

Search tags for this page (caching method: table)

There are currently no search engine referrals.
Click on a term to search our site for related topics.


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts