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I am relatively new to bike maintenance and was wondering if you guys could recommend a type or types of grease for every thing. like bottom bracket, general purpose, chain and a good place to buy it from would be great to.
 

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erm..I think Park Tools has chainlube and grease for everything. There are likely dozens of other vendors for lube and grease just so you know. As for where to get em, your LBS or my go-to place...Amazon.com.
 

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My recs...
Grease - Molybdenum (Moly) Grease - big tub
Oil - Bar/chain (saw) oil - Gallon
Spray (for derailleurs, stanchions etc) - Silicone spray (~20oz.)

Where to get - any hardware/home builders supply store. :thumbsup:

Buying any "bike specific" stuff is just silly/stupid - unless you like wasting $$
 

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Don't put grease on your chain, it just picks up crap and wears the chain even faster.

Buy a bottle of specific chain lube for your chain/gears. For everything else except forks a decent teflon grease works fine, apply sparingly.

I've always used Finish line Dry chain lube :http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=317

and grease http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=980

I use those because my LBS carries it, they use it and it's always worked fine for me.
You can get them or something similar from all decent bike shops, just go in and ask for a decent grease and a bottle of chain lube. Or get it off a website.

#Edit, or take Highdell's suggestion and get a gallon of it for the price a bike shop will charge you for 3oz.
 

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the ease of use of prolink makes it worth every penny to me.

im sticking with my big tub of marine grease for everything else though.
 

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I used Marine Grease on my I drive and it has been awesome. Use triflow on the chain.

Anyone make their own chain lube?

I have heard chain saw barr oil and canola oil make a nice lube? Is it 50/50?
 

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In a more serious note, never use WD-40. It wasn't anything you said or anything, no one has recommended it, but better you know just in case.
 

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Synthetics will be safer for o-rings and rubber parts when necessary. I also use regular store brand lubes and stuff.
 

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BaeckerX1 said:
I hear KY works awesome.
The wife, her friend and I agree, KY does work awesome.....

BOT: I used Phil's Waterproof for most general purpose applications....'cept on shocks & forks. Also, I use Rock n' Roll Super Web Grease on partial-rotating bearings like headsets and pivot bearings. This messy stuff doesn't tend to pack up to one side like others do.

Call me "old school", and I've tried quite a few, but I always end up applying the Cross Country Wet Lube to my chain (Mobile 1 in winter). I will give ChainL a try one of these days.....but CCWL just works well for the mixed conditions I generally ride in.
 

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Why is WD-40 so bad?

I use Castrol LG greased for any bearings, BB etc.

Is it common to use Chail saw oil for the chain? I've never considered it before but it seems logical as surely its designed to reduce wear on the chainsaw blade? Its 'stickiness' may be a problem as its being constantly applied in a chain saw.
 

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I heard about the chainsaw oil thing here a few months back.
It is discusting stuff, but made chain maintainence so easy.
I have a pair of plastic gloves and two rags next to my bike.

One rag is full of oil, the second is occasionally cleaned and is used to wipe off excess.

Takes 20s every week, but worth it.
 

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The best grease I have tried is finishline ceramic.
Expensive but is the most weather resistant grease I have found (I have not tried phill wodds).
 
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