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I’m switching out pedals for some platforms.

LBS has a Park Tools product for 12$, however it’s WAY MORE than I need. Forget the tube size but it’s larger than a toothpaste tube!

Any suggestions appreciated!

I checked google and there’s all sorts of answers out there from White Lithium to petroleum jelly, but not sure the proper route.

The 2 items I saw were both from Park Tools

Their PPL-1 Polylube 1000

Or their
ASC-1 Anti-Seize Compound

If there’s better for less money I’m interested.

Thanks!
 

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You are going to have a very hard time finding a tube of grease at an auto shop/online intended for 'general use' that is smaller than 3 ounces. Even so, cartridges (they are packaged for small grease guns) that size typically come in multi-packs.
 

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Don't use Anti-seize on bearings.

ANy high quality bearing grease will work just fine.
OK, but this product isn't right- Park mentions it's for pedal threads. I must not know something.


I did see this grease in a small size at Home Depot

 

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This is just for the treads? As in, during installation? If that's all its for, stop by an auto parts store and get a packet of anti-sieze. It should be less than a buck.

If you're repacking/lubricating bearings or bushings, use grease.
 

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This is just for the treads? As in, during installation? If that's all its for, stop by an auto parts store and get a packet of anti-sieze. It should be less than a buck.

If you're repacking/lubricating bearings or bushings, use grease.
I'm changing out my pedals, that's all. I have a set of pedals that have been on for over 10 years. I'm changing out for platforms, no clip-in.

I hope the auto store knows what "anti-seize" is.
 

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I'd be more concerned about someone not knowing what anti seize is installing pedals.
Everyone starts somewhere. All you have to do is pay attention to the side, and rotation for the pedal install. Hand thread it, don't force it, it's not rocket surgery.
 

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I'd say get a bottle of Permatex copper anti-sieze, though not cheap, very high quality product and the bottle will last forever.👍 it's available at Home depot, Lowes, Menards, most hardware and auto parts stores.
 

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About 10 years ago I bought a tub of Mobil 1 synthetic grease for general bicycle use -- I still have half left but it was cheap and it works great for pretty much every bolt, bearing, and seatpost install.
I bought a tub of Red n Tacky grease at AutoZone. Works well. High quality antiseize for other stuff.

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Another vote for "any tub or tube of car/boat grease and use it on everything".

It's true that I sometimes use anti-sieze on some bolts, especially going into aluminum or titanium, but it's mostly just too messy to use on bikes much. Boat trailer wheel bearing grease it is for everything else. I have a big squeeze tube I got for free going on 18 years ago that I'm still using.
 

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Drizzle it with a little 3-in-1 Oil. Grease seems thick for pedals. Oil is essentially thin grease, grease is thick oil. For grease, I use the hardware store brand all purpose, if it works in a boat trailer axle, it will withstand my use. I don't use thread lock, I probably should
 
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