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by DreadPirateRoberts
6 Aug 2019, 9:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Penrite SF Grease for Alfine 8?
Replies: 69
Views: 41662

Re: Penrite SF Grease for Alfine 8?

So, I oiled the hub with around 50ml of gear oil and greased the left bearing with moly CV joint grease from the local motor factor. There was a small bit of leakage out the drive side for a day or so. Two weeks later the moly grease was oozing out around the bearing cone so I added some more gear o...
by DreadPirateRoberts
10 Jul 2019, 10:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hanging bike by front wheel on trains?
Replies: 33
Views: 1309

Re: Hanging bike by front wheel on trains?

I have used these hooks for hanging my bikes in the past. I am not a fan. I think hanging by the front wheel for a considerable time with vibrations from movement would possibly create undesirable stresses in the head tube and steerer from the weight of the bike itself. Not good. I've thought about...
by DreadPirateRoberts
9 Jul 2019, 11:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Penrite SF Grease for Alfine 8?
Replies: 69
Views: 41662

Re: Penrite SF Grease for Alfine 8?

Update. Reading back over the thread, I seem to be taking it up wrong. The conclusion I'm drawing now is that I should inject a 75W gear oil through the left bearing, oil the bearing and see how that goes. If, later on, I want to flush the hub, ATF and a ride is a good start. Then open the hub, clea...
by DreadPirateRoberts
9 Jul 2019, 10:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Penrite SF Grease for Alfine 8?
Replies: 69
Views: 41662

Re: Penrite SF Grease for Alfine 8?

Looking at the oil stabiliser, it flows like honey so would likely leak past seals unless these are properly greased. I've also been reading Brucey's 'Grease is the word' thread which gives me loads to think about. I'm now thinking I should lube the bearings with Moly grease (for EP additives) and t...
by DreadPirateRoberts
9 Jul 2019, 3:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Penrite SF Grease for Alfine 8?
Replies: 69
Views: 41662

Re: Penrite SF Grease for Alfine 8?

Hi All, New poster here. I've recently upgraded my Thorn Club Tour to an Alfine S7000 8sp hub. By way of preventive maintenance, I opened up the hub and lubed it with general purpose LM grease and am now realising I probably shouldn't have. Any thoughts on the best way to remove this grease prior to...