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What qualities of bicycle bearing grease?

What are the qualities of bicycle bearing grease that make it suitable for that use? (The reason I ask is that I need to get some and I'd rather get the non-bike equivalent grease at the auto parts ...
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What do I grease and what do I lubricate?

I always thought grease was a means of lubricating, but based on the reading I've been doing here it seems they are different things. So now I'm wondering, what parts should I grease and what parts ...
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What is the equivalent for Shimano Roller Brake grease?

I'd like to regrease my roller brakes, because it started to squeak. There is dedicated Shimano Roller Brake grease available, but I'm curious what kind of grease it is really like, what it is made ...
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Should square taper cranks be greased before installation?

There’s a fierce debate over whether the interface between a square taper spindle and crankarm should be lubricated or not. Adding to that, everyone seems to have their own take on the issue. Here’s ...
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Which threaded fasteners on a bike should not be lubricated?

I have the habit of lubricating most screws on a bike with whatever grease I have laying around, except those which aren't meant to be tightened completely, there I use threadlocker (for example the ...
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Which grease is for what?

I used to think as simple as lubcirants and grease, now that I'm off to buy grease to assemble a bike I'm confronted with dozens of different types of greases. Does it matter what grease I buy? If ...
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What range of rotational speed for bike wheel bearings?

This document from SKF expresses bearing speed in terms of 'n dm', see screenshot below. As rotational speed of the bearing is important for grease selection, what range of rotational speeds do ...
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Difference between grease

Is there a sensible difference between special bike grease (i.e. park tool grease) and grease used in vehicles? Is it worth (when speaking about cheap bikes) spending 10 times more money for special ...
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Automotive brake grease

There are a lot of questions related to using automotive grease on bikes. The answers seem to be split between "well, at least you are greasing your bike" and "use the right grease for the job". This ...
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What substance do they use to grease bottom bracket, crank, pedal bolts etc?

When watching bike assembly videos I wonder what substance do they use to grease carving of bottom bracket, fork, crank, pedals etc? Here is video and screenshot example: