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Thread: Pedal Grease

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    Pedal Grease

    I recently bought a set of pedals and they just arrived today. I was wondering if my teflon lube would work for the grease or WD40. if not what do I need to get?

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    NEVER use WD40 on a bike. EVER. It is a solvent with some oil in it, so in the end whatever you sprayed it with will end up corroding MUCH faster if you leave it on.

    You need grease, usually a teflon based grease works well, ask your LBS if your grease will work well.

    Please, don't put WD40 on your bike, it'll thank you later down the road.

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    NEVER use WD40 on a bike. EVER. It is a solvent with some oil in it, so in the end whatever you sprayed it with will end up corroding MUCH faster if you leave it on.

    You need grease, usually a teflon based grease works well, ask your LBS if your grease will work well.

    Please, don't put WD40 on your bike, it'll thank you later down the road.

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    thanks for the reply, but is grease the same thing as lube? I have dry teflon lube.

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    You want to use grease, not chain lube. Pick up some Park Polylube 1000 http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/128...-Lubricant.htm

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    Grease is generally more viscous than lube and is used in different applications. Grease is also generally used in applications where lube will degrade wear off or dry out.

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    I saw a post and some guy said he used mobil 1 automobile grease, so I went to auto zone and picked up a can of general use grease. I think it worked good. The grease seemed harder than goopy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fisherdude4eva
    mobil 1 automobile grease
    Sounds about right. The main thing is you have something between the metal surfaces that will not evaporate or flow away. It does not have to say "for professional cyclists" on the container...

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    I use the park tool grease. I bought the pint size can. It will last me for a while.

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