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    Correct Grease for LEfty Service

    Good Afternoon (from a sunny South Africa),

    I have recently purchsed my Cannondale Scalpel with a lefty. I would like to service the lefty (Ie grease and reset the needle bearings and so forth).

    I was told that hte required grease to use is a lithium soap based grease.
    I found a grease at my local hardware store. will this grease work - Herschell Wheel BEaring GRease? On the back of hte product is written "lithium soap based grease with boundary lubricant Molybdenum Disulphide".

    I look forward to any and all help.
    Thanks in advance.

    Reagrds,

    Stefano

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    Any good quality grease is better than none.

    More important is the texture/consistency. It should be somewhat soft, but not runny. Slick Honey is too soft. Too firm and waxy isn't great either, Royal Purple which they used to use, was reformulated, and is too stiff.

    I like Phil Wood. They are currently using Lubriplate at the factory. Both are smooth and fairly soft in the hand.

    What's in it isn't the biggest concern, it needs to protect against moisture first and foremost and even chicken fat will do that to a certain extent

    The texture, if too stiff, will make the fork act oddly, as the bearings can't move freely.
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Mendon, this is the wrong stuff now? Royal Purple 01312 NLGI No. 2 High Performance Multi-Purpose Synthetic Ultra Performance Grease - 14.5 oz. by Royal Purple Royal Purple 01312 NLGI No. 2 High Performance Multi-Purpose Synthetic Ultra Performance Grease - 14.5 oz. : Amazon.com : Automotive

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    thanks guys for the replies. i managed to find a grease that would work.
    appreciate the feedback

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    Quote Originally Posted by jschoef View Post
    Mendon, this is the wrong stuff now? Royal Purple 01312 NLGI No. 2 High Performance Multi-Purpose Synthetic Ultra Performance Grease - 14.5 oz. by Royal Purple Royal Purple 01312 NLGI No. 2 High Performance Multi-Purpose Synthetic Ultra Performance Grease - 14.5 oz. : Amazon.com : Automotive

    Not "wrong" they just redid the formula, and it got a bit too stiff.

    If you have some and it's working for you, all good.

    I used it for a long time, then started getting odd results with it, switched and those issues went away.....
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    Not "wrong" they just redid the formula, and it got a bit too stiff.

    If you have some and it's working for you, all good.

    I used it for a long time, then started getting odd results with it, switched and those issues went away.....
    Hi, Mendon!
    Yes, the purple grease is not right. You`ll get a little but annoying play at slight compression. Don`t remember where I got it, when looking for lubrication leads, think from Mendon`s post, but I use a red Mobil 1 grease. That`s a good stuff!
    Maryana tebe dast!

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