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When you grease the bike parts, do u have to use those grease thats made for bike or would stuff like WD-40 work?
WD-40 is absolutely not a good lubricant for bikes. It is too thin. If you're really in a pinch you can use motor oil, but I would highly suggest buying some bike lube. The problem with motor oil is that it will attract dirt. I like a good dry lube like "Finishline" which won't attract dirt like motor oil and won't build up like a wax lube, such as "white lightning".SpiritHunter said:When you grease the bike parts, do u have to use those grease thats made for bike or would stuff like WD-40 work?
I'll second this recomendation. I've used it for years on race cars. On your bike just make sure to use a thin film and not just glop it on. (Or, just glop it on and wipe off the excess.)Bob the Wheelbuilder said:For coating bolt threads, seatposts, etc, look in a car supply store for a tub of Sta-Lube Boat Trailer Wheel Bearing Grease. It's very cheap, works great and is quite water resistant.