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  • Grease me up baby!
  • Premier Icon escrs
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    Need to buy some more grease for general bike purposes, headsets, wheel bearings, bottom brackets etc..

    Im feed up of paying £7+ for a tube of 120ml of teflon grease

    Would much rather buy a 400-500ml tub of lithum grease for around £10

    So what are the real world implications of using a lithum grease on a bike rather than a teflon based grease?

    Premier Icon bigginge
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    Mobil Grease XHP222 Lithium Complex Grease 400ml https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00S68HNCG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_M4FF899E02YE7H3M7YCT

    Premier Icon scruffythefirst
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    What bigginge said.

    Premier Icon montgomery
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    Lucas marine grease works for me.

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    Another 222 user here.

    Premier Icon Tracey
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    Same here Mobil 222 and a mini grease gun

    Premier Icon finbar
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    You’re not limited to a big tub of lithium grease. A big tub of synthetic grease is also only about a tenner. I use Silkolene Pro RG2.

    Actually mine has nearly finished though, so I’m going to try Autol top 2000 super longtime grease next, which has a brilliant name and I’ve heard good things about it.

    Premier Icon fathomer
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    Mobil 222 and a mini grease gun here as well.

    Premier Icon Onzadog
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    Silkolene RG2 is good. I also use Maxima waterproof grease which I’m pretty certain is the 222 stuff mentioned above.

    Premier Icon greeny30
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    I have shimano,park,white lightening clear,silicone,weldtite red stuff, dymanic grease, bog standard castrol caramel colour grease but most of the time I just grab my Mobil xhp222, its the mutz nutz of greases, expect for forks n shocks then it’s slick honey.

    Premier Icon dyna-ti
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    3kg bog standard multipurpose lithium grease – £20

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/363297346442?hash=item549635938a:g:IQ4AAOSwcTJgLm0M

    Always considerably more expensive to buy small amounts than big tubs of the stuff.

    Or if you want something a little more specialized

    https://www.carparts4less.co.uk/p/triple-qx-multipurpose-lithium-grease-3kg-526770050

    You’re looking at 5x the quantity for just over twice the price as a 400g tub.

    Premier Icon escrs
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    Cheers for the replies

    Will order some Mobil 222 grease

    Premier Icon mashr
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    I’m in the Silkolene RG2 camp. Been using it for years, always seems to do the job anywhere it’s used

    Premier Icon coynie09
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    Been using this place lately for any grease iv’e wanted good price & fast delivery https://www.ebay.co.uk/str/cbennissuppliesandservices …….. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/392312562904?hash=item5b57a6a4d8:g:C2sAAOSwimddADa9

    Premier Icon dirkpitt74
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    Maxima waterproof or XHP222.

    Premier Icon Onzadog
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    Anyone remember Ebony Lubricants Black Gold? Now that was a waterproof grease if ever there was one.

    Premier Icon snotrag
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    https://www.rocol.com/products/sapphire-2-bearing-grease

    This stuff is bright blue, extremely water resistant, made in the UK and dirt cheap, can get it on amazon or ebay easily in bug tubes for tenner or so.

    Perfect for mountainbikes, low speed high load stuff and very resistant to washing out. Blue colour makes it nice to use.

    Premier Icon tthew
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    I’ve got an industrial account with ExxonMobil. I reckon a 50kg tub for £180 represents the best VFM. Might last me a while too!

    Premier Icon bigyan
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    Mobil XHP222 500g £10, has the disc with a hole in it to load a mini grease gun (I like to keep my grease “clean”)

    It is nice and tacky, is generally good for resisting washout. Only downside would be drag in a road race bike you might use a lighter hub grease and more regular service.

    Premier Icon Scienceofficer
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    Rocol 12171 400g Sapphire Grease

    I’m a right picky git and I’ve been very impressed with it.

    Premier Icon Wally
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    Silkolene RG2- 3rd thumbs up.

    Premier Icon DrP
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    Sometimes, I don’t mind paying a bit more per ml, so as to not have THREE KILOGRAMMES OF GREASE LYING ABOUT!
    How long does that last?

    I get it’s great value, but doesn’t it clutter up the workspace?!

    DrP

    Premier Icon Scienceofficer
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    I regularly re-grease bearings and purge old grease, plus I use it for nearly all general assembly/contact surfaces so I prefer to have a bit lurking around so I don’t run out.

    I’ve used RG2 previously and that Rocol Sapphire knocks it into a cocked hat. Dont know about the mobil stuff though.

    Premier Icon dc1988
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    Some grease might be better than others (and sometimes special grease is needed) but generally as long as you are greasing things when they need it then you’ll be ok.

    Premier Icon t3ap0t
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9_jIa2WADc

    3kg of grease? Grease me up woman!

    Any mini grease gun recommendations?

    Premier Icon johnnymarone
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    I have used the green sticky motox grease, cant remember the brand name now, for general assembly purposes, i think its a bit thick for bearings, and on wheel and frame bearings i use the red halfords teflon grease. I bought two small tubes years ago and still got plenty left. Both tubes fit inconspicuously in a drawer. Both do their jobs perfectly well.
    Contrast with having a 3kg tub hanging around the place. If you have another use for it outside tinkering with bikes then that is a good reason to have 3kg of grease but otherwise, why not just get the nice stuff for your very expensive bike? Assembly grease and bearing grease might have different consistencies and tendencies, i know mine do.

    Premier Icon johnnymarone
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    I’ve used all sorts of greases industrially, from ones which had the consistency of cake dough for reciprocating chucks to the stuff thats so thin its almost oil. Use the best grease for the job is what I would say, the cost is insignificant compared to the cost of your bike anyway.
    For the record, the red teflon grease from halfords with the consistency of those set French yoghurts is by far the best wheel bearing grease I ever used. Not saying its the ultimate but its the best I’ve used at a decent price. Sooooo slippy.

    Premier Icon breninbeener
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    Also looking for a mini grease gun recommendation please

    Premier Icon whatgoesup
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    Also looking for a mini grease gun recommendation please

    Dualco

    Premier Icon qwerty
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    I get it’s great value, but doesn’t it clutter up the workspace?!

    DrP

    Some say, it’s better to have too much lube available, than none at all.

    Premier Icon theotherjonv
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    My grandad always used to say ‘look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves’

    But I have to also agree, buying a 3kg tub because it’ll last 10 years for £20 vs a 500g pot for a tenner that’ll last 2…..

    That saves £3 a year….. to use on your £1500 (and the rest) bike.

    And all that tied up investment, think of the cash flow

    Premier Icon welshfarmer
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    We get through about 20 of the 400g tubes the course of a year keeping all the machinery greased up. This is stuff that works some bit harder in an hour than most bikes will in a lifetime! £10 a tube??? No thanks. Get down your local farm supplies, e.g.,

    https://www.moleonline.com/grease-multi-purp-ep2-400g

    Premier Icon dyna-ti
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    but doesn’t it clutter up the workspace?!

    DrP

    Its the size of a 5lt tin of paint. How small does a workshop need to be that that size of tin clutters it u 😆

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