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    what lube for floor pump??

    My pump (Topeak Joe Blow) shaft needs to be lubed. Can I use my chain lube (am drawing blank, but it's in a black bottle with a green cap - Finish Line?) or grease or what?

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    My Take

    I've used white lithium grease, not sure if thats okay or not, yet the pump still works fine.

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    I use Buzz's Slick Honey.
    It's needs grease, not oil (chain or otherwise).
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    'nother vote for Slick Honey.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Squeaky Wheel
    I use Buzz's Slick Honey.
    It's needs grease, not oil (chain or otherwise).
    I've used it in my Joe Blow and my high pressure Air Hammer road floor pump for years. A good lubing about once a year will suffice.

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    can I use phil wood's grease?

    Quote Originally Posted by TNC
    I've used it in my Joe Blow and my high pressure Air Hammer road floor pump for years. A good lubing about once a year will suffice.
    ... since I already own it? It's in an aquablue tube.

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    Sure. It'll work fine.
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    gratzi, compadre

    Quote Originally Posted by The Squeaky Wheel
    Sure. It'll work fine.

    gratzi.

    -capt p

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    I allways used tri flow at the shop and it worked like a charm. Just stay away from dry lubes.
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    Only problem I see with triflow or silicon or similar lube is that it will run down the shaft and dry out pretty quickly whereas grease will hang around where you need it ultimately leading to less frequent servicing.
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    Any grease will work - even Vaseline does fine (actually it's probably the best for the $$).
    Having said that, I just used Slick Honey in mine because it was there.
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