Grease for Inline Bearings

Grease for Inline Bearings

Post by Bob Cardon » Tue, 23 Apr 2002 11:08:29


One of the things that I  hate to do is to clean bearings.  A root
c***or an IRS audit sounds like more fun than cleaning 16-20
bearings.  For this reason, I hate oiled bearings.  I am not a racer,
so 1.3 seconds saved on a 10K means absolutely nothing to me.  Being
that my  New K2 MOD GTs have over 80 miles on them in just 4 days, I
decided I had to do something with the bearings, cause they were oil
filled Abec 7 608s by Twincam.  I wanted to get to them before the oil
ran out or the dirt and water ran  in. I stopped at my favorite skate
shop today and asked them what their favorite grease is.  I had always
used Lithium grease, but my 9 year old tube was bone dry and I needed
to buy some new stuff.

The owner showed me the 2 greases that they use, and I decided to by
the one called Finish Line 100% Synthetic Grease.  It "totally repels
water, won't run in hot weather or get thick in cold  and it is
fortified with Teflon. It has good "load qualities" which means it
won't break down under pressure. This company has made products for
bicycles for years and they are very well respected. This grease is
recommended for Bottom Brackets and headsets on bicycles which are two
of the bearings that undergo the most stress in a bike

Popping off the bearing covers, the bearings inside were still clean
as a whistle, so all I had to do was insert some of this white grease
into the bearing and reinstall the wheels. If past experience is any
indication, I shouldn't  have to mess with these bearings for at least
6 months or so, at the earliest.

If you want a good  grease, give this stuff a try.  

http://SportToday.org/#Grease

Bob

 
 
 

Grease for Inline Bearings

Post by Joe » Wed, 24 Apr 2002 00:24:20

I use this stuff...
It's good value but comes in a tube that makes application awkward.  But you
can transfer it to a dropper bottle or something.

Note that after lubing it takes about 20 miles for it to settle and the
bearings to run free (don't know if it actually slows you down in this
period).

I find this grease lasts about 6 months (500 miles for me) after which the
dirt that finds its way into the bearings overpowers the lubricant.  It
might last longer if it wasn't for the dirt.

Joe


Quote:
> One of the things that I  hate to do is to clean bearings.  A root
> c***or an IRS audit sounds like more fun than cleaning 16-20
> bearings.  For this reason, I hate oiled bearings.  I am not a racer,
> so 1.3 seconds saved on a 10K means absolutely nothing to me.  Being
> that my  New K2 MOD GTs have over 80 miles on them in just 4 days, I
> decided I had to do something with the bearings, cause they were oil
> filled Abec 7 608s by Twincam.  I wanted to get to them before the oil
> ran out or the dirt and water ran  in. I stopped at my favorite skate
> shop today and asked them what their favorite grease is.  I had always
> used Lithium grease, but my 9 year old tube was bone dry and I needed
> to buy some new stuff.

> The owner showed me the 2 greases that they use, and I decided to by
> the one called Finish Line 100% Synthetic Grease.  It "totally repels
> water, won't run in hot weather or get thick in cold  and it is
> fortified with Teflon. It has good "load qualities" which means it
> won't break down under pressure. This company has made products for
> bicycles for years and they are very well respected. This grease is
> recommended for Bottom Brackets and headsets on bicycles which are two
> of the bearings that undergo the most stress in a bike

> Popping off the bearing covers, the bearings inside were still clean
> as a whistle, so all I had to do was insert some of this white grease
> into the bearing and reinstall the wheels. If past experience is any
> indication, I shouldn't  have to mess with these bearings for at least
> 6 months or so, at the earliest.

> If you want a good  grease, give this stuff a try.

> http://SportToday.org/#Grease

> Bob