The Golden Wrench

A blog about bicycle repair and maintenance by the mechanics at Freewheel Bike.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Morningstar Lectric Lube Follow Up

I received a follow up report from the winner of the Morningstar Lectric Lube from the "Winterizing Stephen's Bike - Part 2, 2/17/09" blog.

Here is what he had to say after testing the Lectric Lube in his hubs;

"Hands down a better lube in the winter than the Phil Wood. I like Phil
and it's what I've always used in my hubs but even the tenacious oil in
a freehub body gets too sticky in the winter. The wheel was put on the
green machine and it has no delay. The problem I was having before was
that the pawls wouldn't "spring" into place due to the temp and the Phil
lube getting too thick (it's not fun to pedal forward and have your
freehub body not hook up..). At first I thought it was a little too thin
but ultimately it makes sense for the extreme temps we have. Definitely
worth it, especially if you ride in MN winters. _teej_"