Archive for September 8th, 2010

The Wheels on the Bike Go Round and Round

Last week, a coworker and I were discussing bicycle lubrication. He, like a lot of cyclists, has a nearly-obsessive love of the Park Tools company and their multitude of products, including their “Polylube” grease, a fairly thin polyurea-based lube that Park markets as not just suitable, but pretty much perfect, for every bicycle application. My take is that the stuff is too thin, and creeps too much, to be a universal lubricant the way it’s marketed.

Everything on a bike moves at about the same speed, my coworker argued. Surely that suggests a single lubricant is suitable for all the various bits?

The same speed? Really? Eh, no.
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