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Park Tool PPL-2 Polylube 1000 Grease Tub (1 Lb)
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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful
on November 4, 2010
First of all I work at a bike shop; I'm not a home mechanic that has a different day job.

This is fantastic grease, plays well with everything from BB's to integrated brake posts.

Here's the breakdown of grease in my shop:

Metal: Park Tool PPL-2 Polylube 1000 Grease Tub (1 Lb)
Carbon: FSA Bicycle Carbon Installation Compound - 80 gram tub - 192-9050
Bearings: Pedro's Syn Grease Bicycle Grease (3oz/85g Tube with Injector)

If you need to go a little cheap, you can drop Pedro's off that list and just use PPL-2, but if you have Campy or DT-Swiss wheels I would suggest the synthetic for sure. Those bearing clearances are too close for the makeup of PPL-2.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on December 28, 2012
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Holy crap there is a lot of grease here. It works great and gets the bearings going super fast. There is so much grease here though that you would need to own 100 bikes and use them constantly to need this much grease. Guess I should open a bike shop now.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on November 6, 2012
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i'm a daily bike commuter who has a relatively basic understanding of my bike's mechanics. Every so often I try to learn new things about maintaining my bike, particularly when things go awry. Anyway, I got this thing of PolyLube 1000, and I've used it to grease ball bearings in my wheels and grease a few screws after a thorough cleaning. I've used maybe about 1% of the total grease in the tub, and it's been a year. So, I foresee myself using this tube until I die. Is that a bad thing? Not at all. This is really good stuff. I'm sure down the line, I'll use it more often, and I will be happy I bought it. It's relatively cheap for a good product.

The only downside is that if you're like me, you'll want to use it for a lot of repairs and tune-ups that you're not knowledgeable enough to complete. So you may end up disassembling parts of your bike you don't know how to put back together. And that is frustrating as hell. But once you watch enough youtube videos and follow every direction of how to properly repair your bike, the end result is worth it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on August 15, 2012
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It's good grease. I don't know of any other cheaper alternative. Some say this is just plain marine grease but I do notice a performance difference (this grease will last longer and holds bearings in hubs a whole lot better). I use it for pretty much everything on the bike but the chain.

This grease doesn't self-clean and is not a solvent. So you must remove any previous grease or dirt before using this grease. It will protect exposed metal, but it won't treat it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on December 22, 2010
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Just has a great feel. Can't add anything more scientific or empirical except that in 40 years of working on my bikes, and sometimes bikes of others, this seems the best.

Not to mention that at my current burn rate, I might be compelled to order another lb in, say, 20 years.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on April 16, 2013
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I have a very old mountain bike that I commute 12 miles a day on, and I just went through the bike... I took the cassette apart for the first time (On a 26 year old bike...) and greased everything up using my regular car grease.

Didn't work so well. The disc brake grease stiffened up a bit, and the rear wheel pawls in the cassette started to not engage... When I shifted, the wheel would freewheel for a couple seconds sometimes... Very annoying... But I should have known that grease was a little too thick. Bicycles don't need quite as heavy duty grease as cars, and sometimes (as in this case) they don't like the heavy duty grease.

This grease is light, but looks to be very good quality, and my bike is back to working perfectly again... I should be able to get another 26 years out of it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on May 29, 2012
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Good lube, but no applicator, buy some plastic knives or spoons to put in grease gun or smear it on seatposts, or whatever. Price is okay, and it works. I wear latex gloves when using and it works really well, just be sure to wipe off any excess
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on November 28, 2012
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Very good grease for my bikes. I am always in mud, dirt and water, and as a result I overhaul my wheels, crank and headset about twice a season. For convenience I put this grease in a 35cc syringe and shoot it just where I want it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on October 22, 2009
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Seems like good grease no pitting etc. that I notice so far. Probably made as a marine grease and just packaged different. Color is ok, like the shammano glow stuff too but to expensive. Works well.
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on October 7, 2014
This is the best grease I've used for my bike and others. For a while I've been using Red 'n Tacky, which was a little thinner, but boy this grease just feels so smooth and thick, no rough feel at all! I use on all metal to metal contact... bearings, nuts and bolts, cables and housing (yes putting it in cables and housing prevents rust and operates smoothly every time for a very long time). I think this thing will last at least 8 months before I run out.

My friend and I run a little shop at a meet so we get a lot of rough hubs or old bottom brackets, so I also buy a lot of bulk products from here like cables, housing, chains, and such to keep us in stock.
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