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While we have a selection of greases and samples, I’m not too fussy about what to use for each application. I’ve been using the same, now almost finished tub of bullshot for over 30’ years for most things. Something Jeff Bryson taught me is that lithium grease is excellent at adhesion so for jobs that are more about the presence of some grease, and less about the quality of lubrication, it might make more sense; pedal axles and other threads come to mind here. He did a little demo by smearing both on his wrk bench and it was difficult to smear the lithium grease away, while regular waterproof grease parted more easily. That’s what I took away from that demo at least.
Unlike Andrew Major, I don’t even own slickoleum (the horror!) and I know he has favourites for different tasks.
Generally I think any grease is vastly better than no grease. Although many World Cup dh mechanics use light oil in cartridge bearings for and forego replacing some bearing shields during race runs to reduce friction.
Nice work on the A4s. I think you’ll be pleased.
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