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Old January 27th, 2020, 09:16 PM   #5
Cookn Frog Legs 'n Greaze
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Don't use oil for any bearings..... oil will only attract dirt. Always use a bit of low-temp grease. Just a bit though. Too much and it will produce too much drag. Too little and it won't lube the bearing races and balls. Also remember that your bearings work the best when there is a force upon them (your body weight and pushing force). Merely because a bearing rotates for a longer time on a frame held off the ground does not mean it will be faster when skating.
I always use older greased bearings when skating on wet pavement or slushy snow. They seem to last forever if they're some 'swiss' bearings and lightly packed with a low-temp grease. I've found very good results with Finish Line grease.
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