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    Default Re: Lordy, Lordy if you're 40+ Come on in!

    Now that we're talking lube...I'll chime in. If you haven't tried coconut oil, it's a lot of fun, do yourself a favor (and your spouse/partner) and give it a go.

    As far as grease goes, I'm not an expert, but I know on my bikes whether it was a Cinelli bottom bracket, a guipiemme headset or Campy hubs I only ever used Campagnolo grease (white lithium) and Phil Wood Tenacious. We'd get a good 30K - 50K miles out of any of those with the Campy grease or Phil Wood's.
    I'm not trying to break speed records just have them last a while and have had good results with Campy and, or Phil Woods. The Campy I tend to use when wetter out and Phil woods in summer...or whichever is closest to my hand at the time.

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    Default Re: Lordy, Lordy if you're 40+ Come on in!

    Campy isn't made or sold anymore though is it? Isn't it a collectable now?

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    Default Re: Lordy, Lordy if you're 40+ Come on in!

    Quote Originally Posted by Neanderthal1 View Post
    Geez, all this talk about lube and not even one K-Y joke. We must be getting old.
    Sheesh. K-Y is OLD technology.

    Get with the times man!





    Quote Originally Posted by Boethius View Post
    Now that we're talking lube...I'll chime in. If you haven't tried coconut oil, it's a lot of fun, do yourself a favor (and your spouse/partner) and give it a go.
    Your partner/spouse enjoys it when you put coconut oil on skateboard parts???

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    Default Re: Lordy, Lordy if you're 40+ Come on in!

    Coconut oil makes you "6 million hardness".
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    Quote Originally Posted by WarrenS View Post
    Campy isn't made or sold anymore though is it? Isn't it a collectable now?
    I burned my last tube of it a few years ago. White lithium grease at an auto parts or marine parts store will do just as well.
    Again, I'm not looking for fastest, just good maintenance rather easy and cheaply done.
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    Default Re: Lordy, Lordy if you're 40+ Come on in!

    Quote Originally Posted by skully View Post
    Sheesh. K-Y is OLD technology.








    Your partner/spouse enjoys it when you put coconut oil on skateboard parts???

    Oh, wait.
    I'll let you figure it out...
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    Default Re: Lordy, Lordy if you're 40+ Come on in!

    Oh, Skully! Haha

    I got products from Nano Oil coming in this week. We'll see how they stack up. They even have their own grease.
    Last edited by WarrenS; 03-20-2017 at 08:29 PM.

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    Default Re: Lordy, Lordy if you're 40+ Come on in!

    @skully, Why didn't you just get this instead of the Finish Line products?
    Archoil AR8300 Nano Ceramic Synthetic Grease (the lube that Zealous uses)
    Archoil severe duty grease in syringe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boethius View Post
    Now that we're talking lube...I'll chime in. If you haven't tried coconut oil, it's a lot of fun, do yourself a favor (and your spouse/partner) and give it a go.
    Quote Originally Posted by skully View Post
    Sheesh. K-Y is OLD technology.

    Get with the times man!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neanderthal1 View Post
    Like I said in my original post: I'm too cheap to pay the prices they want for Archoil. Did you look closely at that syringe? $14 for ONE HALF OUNCE plus shipping. (It's not actually available via that site, but BONUS: I've seen it elsewhere for $18 per HALF OUNCE. What a bargain.)

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    Default Re: Lordy, Lordy if you're 40+ Come on in!

    Gear oil is $7/qt.
    Not a tough choice for me.

    I have seen a lot of snake-oil sold for silly prices. Mostly it is just bunkum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uluwatu View Post
    I have seen a lot of snake-oil sold for silly prices. Mostly it is just bunkum.
    Have you ridden (Green) Zealous bearings Ulu?
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    Default Re: Lordy, Lordy if you're 40+ Come on in!

    The nano ceramic advertised in the 8300 and 9300 seems impressive but is a "secret" and unproven or revealed outside of marketing, better than most competition but any critical comparison I'm thinking is against their other products. I still trust them.
    Last edited by WarrenS; 03-21-2017 at 06:37 PM.

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    Default Re: Lordy, Lordy if you're 40+ Come on in!

    I have a set of green zealous bearings and they have held up well. I haven't taken them apart to clean and re oil yet, as I want to keep the factory lube in them. After a couple of seasons they are still rolling great on my board with carver trucks. It's real handy the way they are made so as to have built in spacers and not need speed washers either. Great design.

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    Default Re: Lordy, Lordy if you're 40+ Come on in!

    I have zealous in most of my wheels. Some are years old and still going without a cleaning. Not that I don't clean bearings, some just haven't needed it.
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    Default Lordy, Lordy if you're 40+ Come on in!

    Yay everyone! Old time raceboarder here, snow that is, about to buy my first longboard, and totally overwhelmed with all the choices. I'd like a cruiser with some moderate downhilling. And yea, I'll be 43 this year!

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    Welcome to the old folks home, virginator. Not sure what longboard you should start with, but we can tell you all about bearing lube.

    If you have a skate shop nearby, take some time to stand on a whole bunch of boards. Don't bother with the pintails. One or more of the boards will feel good. Pick wheels that are big and soft. Spend as much on safety gear as you do on the board. If you can find some other longboarders to ride with, start meeting up with them. Enjoy our little hobby/sport!
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    Default Re: Lordy, Lordy if you're 40+ Come on in!

    Welcome Virginator

    Snuck a lunch skate in before the rain's supposed to hit. Tweaked the angles and she's a pumper!!
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    Default Re: Lordy, Lordy if you're 40+ Come on in!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony09 View Post
    Welcome Virginator

    Snuck a lunch skate in before the rain's supposed to hit. Tweaked the angles and she's a pumper!!
    Not sure whats that supposed to mean, but I like the board!

    And I was initially going for a pintail, but now have discovered the Pogo Roadkill. Dayum, what a sexy bitch! I really like some nice wood on my deck!

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    Default Re: Lordy, Lordy if you're 40+ Come on in!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony09 View Post
    I have zealous in most of my wheels. Some are years old and still going without a cleaning. Not that I don't clean bearings, some just haven't needed it.
    Likewise. Because when they do start getting noisy and I'm faced with the prospect of stripping down bearings, getting acetate all over my hands, making tinfoil drip trays to carry them around, getting the wife's hairdrier on them, then lubing and reassembling ... I just think, naaaaah, much easier to buy a new set.

    EDIT: LOL @radeng "Welcome to the old folks home, virginator. Not sure what longboard you should start with, but we can tell you all about bearing lube."

    Plus ... if you have a surplus of qtips lying around the house ...
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    Impressive selection of wood, metal and urethane goes here.

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    Default Re: Lordy, Lordy if you're 40+ Come on in!

    Don't worry too hard about pintails. There's a reason that nearly every company out there makes a pintail, or some sort of derivative design: It's a time-tested design that works well.

    What I used to customers at the shop is this: It doesn't matter what kind of board you have, or what brand. What matters is getting your feet on a board and making sure it's comfortable for you, and that you enjoy it. If it's not comfortable, you won't ride it; if you won't ride it, it's not fun, and you've wasted $200.
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