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View Poll Results: How do you lube your bearings?
oil 59 79.73%
grease 15 20.27%
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Old November 18th, 2013, 05:08 AM   #61
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I can agree.with the POTENTIAL of this nano lubricate to do a it says. It holds merits, as they are not the first to claim increased bearing life, and reduced friction due to the effects the diamonds have on surfaces. Just look at timken, they have a anti wear coating available that does wonders.

I think their coatings plus that lube would be a meal ticket to 1 set of bearings for life.
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Old November 19th, 2013, 09:14 PM   #62
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peanut butter, crunchy. more rolling resistance equates to better resistance training, and smells good in your wheels! JKG!!

all kidding aside... though I did experiment with tea tree oil once for fun, bearing ran okay, but oil broke down quickly since tea tree is not synthetic.

I generally run ceramics with drop of light oil. Bones spd cream / TK gel on all others.
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Old November 21st, 2013, 04:34 AM   #63
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peanut butter, crunchy. more rolling resistance equates to better resistance training, and smells good in your wheels! JKG!!

all kidding aside... though I did experiment with tea tree oil once for fun, bearing ran okay, but oil broke down quickly since tea tree is not synthetic.

I generally run ceramics with drop of light oil. Bones spd cream / TK gel on all others.
And jam is better then jelly.
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Old November 21st, 2013, 08:34 AM   #64
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My recommendation: SKF LGLT 2. Extremely high speed bearing grease, premium quality, oil-based synthetic grease using lithium soap. Low viscosity oil delivers excellent lubrication performance. Low friction torque and low power loss.
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Old November 23rd, 2013, 04:28 PM   #65
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Anybody have a source for Kluber ISOFLEX TOPAS NCA 51 grease in the United States? I can only find the Kluber Isoflex Topas NCA 52 grease. Not sure if I can sub the 52 for the 51?

I skate only outdoors and an looking for something to last a while and protect the bearings.

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Klüber Lubrication North America L.P.
32 Industrial Drive
Londonderry, NH 03053
Phone:603-647-4104
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Old June 2nd, 2014, 09:14 PM   #66
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I went with oil even though I probably use a heavier oil than most. unless someone on here uses something heavier that 30w motor oil.
I use 90w gear oil. It doesn't smell wonderful, but it's got a nice high viscosity and it was recommended by a mechanical engineer in a web article I read a few years back.
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