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Old 11-18-2019, 02:57 PM Thread Starter
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Brake pin lube ???

I'm calling on the collective brain here to help me identify the lube in the attached pics.

It's definitely not Vaseline and it's too dark and has a unique odor unlike silicone grease. So I was thinking it's brake pin lube. But before I use it, I would like to be more sure that it is actually brake pin lube.

Does anyone recognize the contents and container? Does brake pin grease have a faint unique odor? What are the identifying characteristics of brake pin lube?

Thanks!

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Old 11-18-2019, 04:32 PM
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The squeeze tube of CRC Sta-Lube Synthetic brake caliper grease that I have looks like a synthetic black moly grease. So I'm of no help.

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Old 11-18-2019, 04:46 PM
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ditto; mine is a reddish orange color


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Old 11-18-2019, 04:49 PM
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Old 11-18-2019, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
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Ha, ha, ha, I wouldn't have a clue as to what that looks like.

I think the most important characteristics of brake pin grease are its resistance to high temperatures and ability to stay put.

Perhaps I'll but a dab in a spoon and heat it with a propane torch and observe for any changes in viscosity and stay-putness.

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Old 11-18-2019, 06:44 PM
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If you don't know what it is, I'd suggest not using it on either the bike or you. ;-)

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Old 11-18-2019, 07:19 PM
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Size, shape, quantity...looks like soldering iron flux.

Sounds like a lawnmower, Rides like a paint shaker!

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Old 11-19-2019, 07:19 AM Thread Starter
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Size, shape, quantity...looks like soldering iron flux.
Indeed it does, but the soldering flux I have is in a metal tin instead of plastic.

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Old 11-19-2019, 08:37 AM
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See if It oils leather. I have some stuff that has a name brand on it that is the same color, in a plastic container, that came with the leather seat.
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Old 11-19-2019, 02:11 PM Thread Starter
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See if It oils leather. I have some stuff that has a name brand on it that is the same color, in a plastic container, that came with the leather seat.
It does look like leather bicycle seat lube, but it's not; see my Brooks bicycle seat lube below.

I think I'll give up my quest to find out what it is and simply adopt DPelletier's suggestion to not use it on brake pins.

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