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Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by Gunshot-6A, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. Aug 10, 2020 at 5:44 AM
    SenatorBlutarsky

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    Lube kinda depends on your local climate. I used Phil wood tenacious oil when I lived in Oregon. Since moving to Utah I switched to muc off dry lube and it's been working nicely.

    For grease, I just have a tub of park tools lard.
     
  2. Aug 10, 2020 at 5:44 AM
    Bannerman

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    OH yeah, for grease I recommend the Phil Woods grease @stronghammer
     
  3. Aug 10, 2020 at 5:45 AM
    stronghammer

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    Yeah I figure an all purpose lube for me here. Some days it’s dry and dusty, some days it’s wet and a bit muddy.
     
  4. Aug 10, 2020 at 5:45 AM
    SenatorBlutarsky

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    I used to keep Phil woods grease on hand, but then I got cheap and just bought the park tools stuff.
     
  5. Aug 10, 2020 at 5:48 AM
    stronghammer

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    Park tool is actually cheaper than someone? Lol wow.
     
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  6. Aug 10, 2020 at 5:54 AM
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    Frankly these days, I would only buy components from Shimano or SRAM. I'm sure there are others out there probably worth buying, but I know what I'm getting those two, and they are excellent.
     
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    For the price of some of this stuff I'm going to give these products a shot:

    Finish Line Bike Wash
    https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B001GCER7S/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

    WD40 All Conditions Lube and also Degreaser
    https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0183G40AI/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

    Park Tool Grease
    https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B000NVCI0Q/ref=ox_sc_act_title_4?smid=A386IER85LFQA&psc=1


    I want to take out and clean my bottom bracket up, moreso than just a wash from the outside. The guys I rode in NC with me remember how it looked, so I want to see the inside conditions.

    Is there any other "bike care" item I am missing?
     
  8. Aug 10, 2020 at 6:34 AM
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    I agree with drivetrain and shifters, those are the only two I’ve used and was happy with both. We were mainly talking about pedals though.
     
  9. Aug 10, 2020 at 6:40 AM
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    As far as chain lubes. It really depends on the climate you ride in. Wet muddy or dry dusty. I’ve used so many but found better ones for dry conditions which is mainly my trails. The dry lubes are wax based and don’t gunk up from the dusty dry conditions in the west. Not a worry in the east. Rock N Roll lube and White Lightning make lines for both type of conditions as does Finish Line.
     
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  10. Aug 10, 2020 at 6:53 AM
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    I use white lightning and wd40 degreaser. The wd40 brand foams up a ton. I currently use muck off lube and it’s decent. If you have any carbon bits then you probably want some carbon paste too.
     
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  11. Aug 10, 2020 at 6:59 AM
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    no carbon here.
     
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  12. Aug 10, 2020 at 7:13 AM
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    If you really wanna ball out, check out Abbey Tools. You know, in case you need a titanium shop mallet.
     
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    Based on your comment, I will not check them out haha
     
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    That’s just dumb
     
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    Some of their other tools are quite reasonably priced, but some are absurd. Then again, its like comparing a hyundai to a maserati. They both have 4 wheels and get you to work, but one has a plastic dash and the other has hand stitched alcantra seats.
     
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  18. Aug 10, 2020 at 7:22 AM
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    Well half of them seem to be gifts for friends with bike shops, the other half mention travelling boxes, which almost guarantees they are EWS/DH mechanics

    and then there's this guy, who is admittedly upfront about his wanton purchase

    upload_2020-8-10_8-23-30.jpg
     
  19. Aug 10, 2020 at 7:33 AM
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    Good place to Start...

    RnR is the shit. I go back and forth between gold and blue, depending on season.

    Well, kinda. You have to remember that makes sense for someone who's doing a lot of work on bikes. If you're working on precision stuff, your living depends on it, you're on it all day, etc., it makes sense to buy tools that make your life easier everyday.
    Kinda like comparing Craftsman to Snap-On.

    You see this everywhere, like the crazy $1,150 ...
     
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  20. Aug 10, 2020 at 7:35 AM
    Gunshot-6A

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    Plus the titanium hammers, etc save weight which means less overweight baggage fees.
     

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