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Fork lube (+ others)
#1
Hi guys,

Totally new to bike maintenance. I recently moved countries and had to disassemble my bike to move it. I'm putting it back together now and need to make sure I've got all the tools I need to do a decent job. The fork had a thick white substance on the silver metal in the attached pictures. I'm not sure what this is and need to find a replacement.

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Any idea what lube I need for that? Any other suggestions for lubricants I'll need for the bike would be welcome too. It's a Trek DS hybrid bike.

Thanks!
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#2
looks like white lithium grease. clean it off and use marine axle/bearing grease. more water proof and does not cost much, works well for all the bearings on your bicycle too.
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(10-17-2017, 04:41 PM)painkiller Wrote:  looks like white lithium grease. clean it off and use marine axle/bearing grease. more water proof and does not cost much, works well for all the bearings on your bicycle too.

Great, thanks painkiller!
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