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Old 04-20-19, 06:14 AM
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Park Brand Grease???

I have been noticing that when I repack wheel bearings with the above grease it seems to "seep" and not remain as thick.
Is it the quality of this brand? Is there something more appropriate?
Thanks!
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Old 04-20-19, 06:58 AM
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Bicycles are neither high-speed nor high load nor high temperature nor high moisture environments, so just about any grease is "appropriate" (well, maybe not bacon grease, if only because it degrades into corrosive fatty acids). If you feel the Park grease is too thin, try a marine-grade bearing grease.
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Old 04-20-19, 07:12 AM
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I like it because of the convenient tube, though I'm currently using wheel bearing grease because I had to buy a tub for my trailer.
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Old 04-20-19, 07:23 AM
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Along with numerous other lubricants, I still have an old tube of Park grease lying around. I've used it on bike bearings and other applications, and I never found any negative issue with the stuff, it seemed to work as well as anything else.(though I've been using a tub of Bel-Ray waterproof grease for a few years now, which came highly recommended by a really smart,knowledgeable motorcycle guy I know).
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Old 04-20-19, 09:19 AM
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There is no problem with grease seeping after a lubing. It's just the excess forcing it's way out and IMO is a good sign you have used enough grease. It shouldn't continue to seep after more than several rides though.
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Old 04-20-19, 09:45 AM
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A few answers here:

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Old 04-20-19, 11:36 AM
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At my LBS they use nothing else , to no small part of they get it with other stuff from shop supply wholesalers..

It's Blue , Phil Grease is Green .. they are similar, 1 in a tub, 1 in a tube..

in the 80's I bought a tub of Boat trailer wheel bearing grease ,

it's a bit thicker and , obviously made to be waterproof ....

I still have some left..





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Old 04-20-19, 12:34 PM
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I've recently moved from Park to white lithium grease. It's thicker, like Campy grease.
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Old 04-20-19, 12:37 PM
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Not all greases are compatible. Park grease is Polyurea based, one of the least compatible. Before using it you should completely clean the bearing from old grease, to avoid issues with incompatibility.
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Old 04-20-19, 12:48 PM
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
I've recently moved from Park to white lithium grease. It's thicker, like Campy grease.
As Im sure you know, you can use most general purpose grease, but most greases are formulated with base oil that is not actually viscous enough for the low speeds on a bike. Something like Motorex fett 2000 has a much higher viscosity base oil and is better suited to bikes than most greases.

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Old 04-20-19, 01:05 PM
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I repack wheel bearings with the above grease it seems to "seep" and not remain as thick.
Is that your only issue?
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Old 04-20-19, 02:21 PM
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The only other would be that after packing with grease I had decided to service the freehub. Give is a flushing and relube. It seems like the majority of the grease is gone.
That is another reason I was wondering about the quality of Parks grease.
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Old 04-20-19, 02:44 PM
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A tube of Phil grease lasts me years, but next time I need more I'll seek out something thicker. I worked at a shop in the early '80s and the standard shop grease was Raleigh-branded with the consistency of creamy peanut butter. It was like glue for loose bearings and repacking Bendix coaster brakes.
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your rolling balls will push out the grease as they function...


a factory uses a minimum amount of grease , because in a million part production run it saves money, in costs..
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Old 04-20-19, 03:56 PM
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I've used Park grease for years without trouble.

If you recently used a solvent to clean the bearings or cups, are you sure you got it all out and dried the bearings and cups thoroughly. I little bit of solvent left in the nooks and crannies can do this to grease. I know from experience...........
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Phil's waterproof for bearings, a tub of red devil (which will last forever) for bolts, spindles, etc, Phil's tenacious oil for freehubs, and tri-flow for everything else. and Rock and Roll gold for chains
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Old 04-22-19, 06:11 PM
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If you're using an expensive bike grease just cos you have trouble getting grease out from a jar or cartridge, one of these is an excellent investment at about $11 on Amazon as it makes applying grease to tight spaces a doddle.
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Old 04-23-19, 12:55 PM
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The only reason I don't use Phil's grease for everything that needs grease on a bicycle is...

Sometimes I see the other greases I have sooner (they're in bigger cans than the Phil's tube).
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Old 04-23-19, 01:54 PM
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I use Park grease because when a bike shop near me (that catered to deliverymen and low end family bikes) went out of business, they gave me two tubs of the stuff. I have enough to last me until I die.

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I have a ~10-year-old 16 oz can of Park Polylube 1000 grease, stored in my garage. I've used about 1/2 the can. When I bought it I figured it would be a lifetime supply. For the last couple years I've noticed a small pool of green liquid standing in the can whenever I open it. I've tried mixing it back in but this doesn't really work. I'm not sure the separation is bad, but it probably isn't good.

Just noticed a Lifetime Warranty at Park's website - I may request a warranty replacement for my runny grease.
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