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    Lubing/Greasing new Airborne Bike.

    The search function on mtbr seems to be a little funky, won't show any results and google isn't showing that this question was asked before but I apologize if this question has already been asked. So I'm getting my new Airborne Seeker in the mail today but I am wondering what, if anything, has already been greased on the bike. Is there anything I should disassemble in order to apply grease to threads? Thanks guys.

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    Everything was greased on my goblin when I first received it. Just grease the pedal threads.

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    I also grease my seat post.

    Thinking back maybe I should have put a little grease between the stem and handle bars?

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    Yea I greased the seat post too. Forgot that one.

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    Thank you very much for the responses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trevor_b View Post
    Yea I greased the seat post too. Forgot that one.
    Any brand you would you recommend specifically for seat grease/lube?

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    I use Phil wood grease for everything.

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    Phil Wood, for sure. I think the only things I had to grease were the pedal threads and seat post. You'll want to lube the chain, too, with your choice of lube.

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    What did you guys use to remove the factory stuff off the chain? No matter what I have tried, the chain is still sticky.
    Money doesn't buy happiness, but you can buy a bike, and that is pretty close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s0ul_chicken View Post
    What did you guys use to remove the factory stuff off the chain? No matter what I have tried, the chain is still sticky.
    No need to remove it, really, but if you want to a citrus degreaser and a spin through a chain cleaner would remove it.

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    That factory lube is great if you don't live where its dry and dusty, but around here it just collects grit. I usually soak my chains in mineral spirits to get the factory lube off. Let it dry, and them relube with Finishline Dry or Pedros Icetech Wax.

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    Thanks guys, and yep, it's dry and dusty here in the high desert so getting that much off there is on the Priority List! Now all I need to do is get that damned Powerlink to release...
    Money doesn't buy happiness, but you can buy a bike, and that is pretty close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s0ul_chicken View Post
    Thanks guys, and yep, it's dry and dusty here in the high desert so getting that much off there is on the Priority List! Now all I need to do is get that damned Powerlink to release...
    Pick up a set of these:

    Park Tool Co. MLP-1 : Master Link Pliers : Chain

    They are worth their weight in gold if you have ever struggled to get a power link apart. They make things so simple and quick.

    Jeremy
    Airborne Dude.

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    Re: Lubing/Greasing new Airborne Bike.

    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddyFlyer View Post
    Pick up a set of these:

    Park Tool Co. MLP-1 : Master Link Pliers : Chain

    They are worth their weight in gold if you have ever struggled to get a power link apart. They make things so simple and quick.

    Jeremy
    :thumbup:...and they work great on the 10-speed PowerLock links!

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