Freebody grease

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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OwenJames
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by OwenJames

Hi

I need to re-grease the ratchet, pawls, and springs inside my currently in bits Tune rear hub.

Recommend me some alpha-male level super grease. I want the hub to maintain is aggressive and expensive sound and spin fast, so something light would be good. Also, the thought of getting even a single fingeprint on the bike gives me an anxiety attack, so I will certainly not be actively riding this thing in the rain.

What are my options?

audiophilitis
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by audiophilitis

http://www.excelsports.com/main.asp?pag ... =6&minor=7

I use this freehub body-specific grease...but primarily because I have DT Swiss hubs.

Valbrona
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by Valbrona

A heavy oil would be better.

OwenJames
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by OwenJames

Cheers.

I have been looking around and found an old thread on here about this, so will follow the advice and recommendations there.

Nice one.

Nebby
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by Nebby

OwenJames wrote:Cheers.

I have been looking around and found an old thread on here about this, so will follow the advice and recommendations there.

Nice one.


Do you have a link for future reference? :)

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stella-azzurra
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by stella-azzurra

I find it funny that people get taken in when they use part specific grease/oil on bikes.
It is way cheaper and fine to use the same oil you use in your car.
A light oil 10-20w or even a 20-50w will work.
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Nebby
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by Nebby

stella-azzurra wrote:I find it funny that people get taken in when they use part specific grease/oil on bikes.
It is way cheaper and fine to use the same oil you use in your car.
A light oil 10-20w or even a 20-50w will work.


Yup! Much cheaper and maybe even better performing, depending on the thickness of the grease...That being said, I occasionally like to use grease to dampen a particularly loud hub.

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