Being green

 Loctite applied to the press cups. Anti-seize smeared on the axle bolt. Good ol’ Phil grease spread lightly upon the outside of the sealed bearing, as directed.

20170130_015728419_iOS.jpg

Phil Wood grease has been around the entirety of my relationship with road bicycles, dating to high school. Back then, and for a good while after, I sure couldn’t dream of affording Phil Wood hubs or a Phil Wood bottom bracket. Those hubs were things of beauty with their high polish and the ultra-cool Phil signature etched along the center of the shell.

I could, however, own a signature Phil product, his grease, green and the Platonic ideal of viscous. I’ve seen myself its water repellant properties, how it stays unseparated, full-on green and intact.

Of course I used Phil Waterproof Grease on the headset and bottom bracket bearings of Hugo Black.

p.s. The Campagnolo BBT-UT-BB110 might could be superfluous, but after the debacle with the press cups, I’m following directions explicitly and precisely.

In the previous 365 days I have pedaled my bicycles 4,369 miles.