Grease recommendations after bike cleaning

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MuddySully
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Grease recommendations after bike cleaning

Postby MuddySully » Tue Sep 13, 2016 2:14 pm

Hi,
Looking for recommendations for re-greasing the wheel spindle and bearings area as well as the brake caliper pistons after cleaning my bike.
So far I have looked at a few forums and they refer to a "Red rubber" grease for the caliper pistons, to be applied after a good clean. Any recommendations or thoughts on this.
And a white marine grease for the spindle and wheel bearings. I realise that the wheel bearings are sealed so this is only really to be used as a water repellent to be applied on the spindle and around the seals after cleaning, again any thoughts would be appreciated.
Peter

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Re: Grease recommendations after bike cleaning

Postby steve sharp » Wed Sep 28, 2016 6:33 pm

Hi Pete,

Wheel spindles - Any waterproof grease will be good.

Dont know whats best for calipers.

Steve

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Re: Grease recommendations after bike cleaning

Postby MuddySully » Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:43 pm

Thanks Steve,
I did a bit more investigation and got marine grease for the spindle and wheel bearings. I just packed this in the gap between the seal and the bearing. Got some red rubber grease for the caliper pistons, which washed off anyway.
Cheers
Peter


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