Re: [Classicrendezvous] Mixing lubes, was Friction, was oil ports on hubs

(Example: Bike Shops:R.E.W. Reynolds)

From: "Rick Chasteen" <chasteen@kcaccess.net>
To: <tomwitkop@juno.com>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>, "Harvey M Sachs" <sachs@erols.com>
References: <4.3.2.7.1.20001004181508.00ab69a0@pop.erols.com> <4.3.2.7.1.20001005085945.00aa45e0@pop.erols.com>
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Mixing lubes, was Friction, was oil ports on hubs
Date: Thu, 5 Oct 2000 08:51:19 -0500


----- Original Message ----- From: Harvey M Sachs <sachs@erols.com> To: Rick Chasteen <chasteen@kcaccess.net>; <tomwitkop@juno.com>; <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org> Sent: Thursday, October 05, 2000 8:06 AM Subject: [Classicrendezvous] Mixing lubes, was Friction, was oil ports on hubs


> At 06:28 PM 10/4/2000 -0500, Rick Chasteen wrote:
>
> ><snip>
> >I have recently been mixing sythtetic grease with synthetic motor oil to get
> >a less viscous lubricant for my hubs. It works for me and I see no
> >disadvantages. Do any chemical or petroleum engineers care to comment?
> <snip>
> I am neither chemical or petroleum engineer, but I'll comment: fools
> rushing in where angels fear to tread.

Harvey:

Thank you for your thoughtful response.

I would catagorize mixing grease and oil for use in the bearings of a relatively lightly loaded bicycle hub not as foolhardy, but rather as an interesting experiment. We are not talking about lubricating a Formula 1 engine after all.

Rick Chasteen
Kansas City