[TR] a study in old grease, minimal LBC content

Mark J Bradakis mark at bradakis.com
Sat Mar 13 21:43:41 MST 2010

Oddly enough, I have an old Peugeot road bike from probably the late
60s.  Any day now I'll get it cleaned up and ridable again.  The fellow
I bought it from converted it to a 15 speed to give him some low gearing
for "rough stuff" as he was doing mountain biking before it became
mountain biking.  He was one of my sewing machine operators back in
the ancient days of Alpine Adventure.  I used to make the world's best
haulbags, in case any of you are big wall climbers.

Anyway, your story about old grease setting up and becoming greaseless,
so to speak, is why I think Triumph wanted folks to use oil in the trunnions
and steering rack.  But with modern synthetic greases that stay greasy, I
have no qualms about using them in those applications rather than oil.


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