I bought Nickel Anti-Seize to prevent any corrosion issues between metals, and I generally like using it on my vehicles on bolts and anything I plan on removing later. I'm wondering where it would be appropriate for me to use Anti-Seize instead of grease on my bicycle, and where it would be considered a 'no-no.' The nickel type is very corrosion resistant, and temperature resistant to 2400 degrees.
My current thinking would be along these lines:
- Threaded Headset
- Bottom Bracket Threads
- Lightly on seatpost?
- Cantilever brake mounts
- Disc brake pivot points?
- Threads on QR skewers / seatpost clamp
- Other bolt threads
- Headset Bearings ???
- Bottom Bracket Bearings ???
- Hub Bearings ???
- Inside fork tubes ??? (I have prothane grease because I have elastomers, but perhaps in spring forks it might be ok)
- Chain (probably a bad idea, chain lube seems specially formulated and much thinner)
- Spoke nipples (need loctite or nipple prep in this case, don't want the nipples to loosen)
Basically what I'm really asking here is, can I use it like grease in my hubs, bottom bracket, and headset? It doesn't really harden, and is rather lubricative, so what would happen?
Nickel Anti-Seize Data Sheet: .pdf