Ok, so I mentioned in a previous thread that I unfortunately have to drive 30-40 min. to get to the closest LBS in my area, not sure why there is not one around where I live, which is about 4 miles or so from our state renown mtb trail....I know, I know, it is Louisiana, but still there should be a LBS somewhere in the vicinity of the trail!!!
Anyway, that leaves the minor repair/troubleshooting for my HP up to me. So, I have began to hear a light creak on the downstroke of my drive side, when in high torque situations. After doing my homework, hopefully correct, the symptoms seem to point to a loose BB. So, instead of driving 75 miles round trip (got to hate current gas prices!!) and paying a service charge, I figure that it would be better and cheaper for me to get a BB tool and do this myself. The actual procedure seems to be trivial, but at the same time I am learning how to do more routine procedures on my own.
Now to the question(s). I know that applying grease and medium treadlock(small amount) is very important is eliminating seizing and eventual losening of the component. I have read some posts, and some say that you can use whatever grease you desire (automotive, no-name Wally world stuff, ect...), while others say that you have to use a grease certified for bikes. Also, some have even said that you can just use teflon tape instead of grease. Others say that you have to use treadlock, while some indicate that they have never used it at all. So, once again, I turn to the good 'ol IH post to help me sort out this mess of discontinuous opinions.
Can you shed some light on the subject? What all purpose grease do you use, or is there even an "all purpose" grease. Where and when is is appropriate to use teflon tape? What about treadlock? Where and when is it appropriate to use medium and light treadlock?
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