My wonderful familiar old grease!
A staple in my tool box.
There's nothing like a shiny and clean bike. After buying a new bottle of chain lube, I finally got down to it. I took off my chainrings and re-grease the 5 bolts. One of my trusty items that I could not do without is my old tub of love... Campagnolo special grease!
As I applied some on the bolts, I thought to myself, I've had this wonderful grease approaching... twenty-five years. It's just under half full and it still smells and looks the same since I first bought it. I purchased this along with various Campagnolo tools: cone wrenches, bottom bracket tools, pedal dust cap wrench, crank extractor, headset tool, crank bolt wrench, all at a small Edmonton bicycle shop that was going out of business. I can't remember the price but it cost very little to almost clear him out. It was certainly a great opportunity to take advantage of. As the days passed, I returned over the last few days to buy up as many items I could get my hands on. I love using these fine Italian made tools and I still marvel at how functional and well made they are.
Some things are destine to becoming classics...
Especially, my big old tub of grease that keeps going, going & going!