Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Simpledesign's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    444

    Being one of the lucky ones. (Santa Cruz Grease Gun works)

    Where or what can I use to grease my bike after the original tube runs out? I have the new style with the straight plunger and toothpaste style (?) tube. I would rather not have to buy a new grease gun just because. My google search just comes up with threads about the grease gun not working.
    '12 Trek Marlin Signature Green
    '13 Santa Cruz Tallboy LT Gulf Blue/Orange

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation: expatrider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    653
    You can buy tubes of the marine grease that came with your gun. That stuff is pretty cheap. Or you could use something like Phils - I use this cartridge Universal Cycles -- Phil Wood Grease - 3 oz. Cartridge

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Simpledesign's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    444

    Re: Being one of the lucky ones. (Santa Cruz Grease Gun works)



    I don't have the cartridge style though....it's the tube style

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy SIII using Tapatalk 2
    '12 Trek Marlin Signature Green
    '13 Santa Cruz Tallboy LT Gulf Blue/Orange

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation: expatrider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    653
    Oh I didn't realize there was a different style gun. Why cant you just get a new tube of grease? I think I have a spare grease gun (cartridge style) which you can have for cheap if you want it.

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Simpledesign's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    444

    Re: Being one of the lucky ones. (Santa Cruz Grease Gun works)

    The only search option I have come up with is buying the new gun from SC which is $23....I guess I'm hitting the hardware store.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy SIII using Tapatalk 2
    '12 Trek Marlin Signature Green
    '13 Santa Cruz Tallboy LT Gulf Blue/Orange

  6. #6
    Ninja Master Powers
    Reputation: DWill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    517
    You got this with your bike from Santa Cruz?

    I have the other one, the "normal" one that came with Nomad C. It works fine, but I'd rather have this one if it works because it so much smaller.

    I wonder though if it will work with my Chris King bottom bracket grease tool?

  7. #7
    007
    007 is offline
    b a n n e d
    Reputation: 007's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    5,340
    I bet any standard tube of grease will work. Phil's sells a gun just like that: Phil Wood & Co.
    Alcohol may lead nowhere, but it sure is the scenic route!

  8. #8
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    29
    Quote Originally Posted by Simpledesign View Post


    I don't have the cartridge style though....it's the tube style

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy SIII using Tapatalk 2
    This is the new gun they are supplying - cheaper I guess
    And probably not so demanding on the user...............

  9. #9
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Lule's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    474
    How about using SuperLube multi-purpose grease when your tube runs out. The threads are the same so it should screw right on.

    I've used this stuff extensively when doing marine vessel service. It's translucent, doesn't melt or run, won't wash out, contains PFTE, and has a wide temperature range. Very good stuff.

    Since SC doesn't identify what their grease is, I'd fully exchange the lube in the bearings if switching as they may not be compatible.

  10. #10
    bog
    bog is offline
    mtbr member
    Reputation: bog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    1,074
    Phil's is excellent grease and should fit the gun just fine.

    Phil Wood & Co.
    SC Tallboy C : SC Nomad 3 : Giant TCX SLR : Giant Propel Adv SL

Similar Threads

  1. The Santa Cruz grease gun
    By happyriding in forum Santa Cruz
    Replies: 33
    Last Post: 09-04-2014, 07:21 AM
  2. Replies: 14
    Last Post: 03-03-2013, 06:08 AM
  3. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-21-2012, 08:04 AM
  4. Replies: 9
    Last Post: 01-16-2012, 01:04 PM
  5. Santa Cruz Bikes Demo - 4/23 Santa Teresa Park
    By Calmar in forum California - Norcal
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 04-25-2011, 10:02 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •