Re: Axle Grease
"exactly wheel bearings. have you ever handled a dry axle off a bike after a hard ride? have you ever tried to spin a wheel with a dry axle compared to a lubed axle?
a lubed axle will help the wheel turn better. "
Negative! An axle coming out of a bike thats been ridden is probably pretty warm, the bearing do REST on the axle but they do NOT spin at all.
Greasing your axle does nothing as far as the wheel spinning because the axle does not contact anything that is spinning. The inner races on the bearings themselves get pinched by the two outside spacers and the inner one between the bearings when you tigthten down the axle. Thats the reason the spacers are there, to clamp it all together. So by greasing your axle your just making a mess and making it funny for me watching the guys that superlube their axle thinking it makes them go faster. A small amount of grease or whatever to make sure the axle slides out of the races is fine, but its doing notta as far as the wheel spinning.
Last edited by Spitz04; 04-10-2009 at 05:55 PM.