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    pedal question (hope this is right forum)

    Hi,

    I just got new pedals for my bike. The instructions say to 'grease the threads' but don't mention what type of grease to use. Is there a certain type?

    Thanks,

    Reefs

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    Phil Wood waterproof bicycle grease gets used for that as much, or more, than anything else.

    If you have some auto wheel bearing grease that will be fine as well.

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    Not sure there is a "wrong" grease to use.

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    Purchase some Park Tools grease, bobs your aunties cousins aunties sisters uncles. That grease will help in most jobs. Good luck.
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    I just got some marine grade grease from the hardware store for my bike, use it on everything with no issues. I don't think the more expensive 'bike' greases are worth the extra money IMO. If you want to pay for the best then sure, but there's nothing wrong with regular grease too for this application.
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    I 100% agree with the above recommendation of Phil Wood lube.

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    Make sure you grease it

    Get a good quality, waterproof grease. I have used Pedro's Syn grease, Prep M by Manitou. I am sure other quality greases, not needing to be bicycle co. made can just as effective. If you ever want to remove those pedals, and you did not grease the threads, the task has become 100% more difficult.

    Also, no grease = possible creak, creak.
    You cannot go against nature, because when you do, its part of nature too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fred3
    Not sure there is a "wrong" grease to use.
    wrong = KY Warming liquid.

    I use standard automotive grease for the majority of general grease needs. For bearings I use Park Tool Bearing grease, and for forks I use Manitou Prep M.

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    I just use white lithium grease. Works fine.

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