Shimano mineral oil

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Shimano mineral oil

Postby RULER » Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:01 am

So I need to switch my lines and bleed my m755 and when I went down to my basement last night to do so I found that I had previously knocked over my Shimano mineral oil and it had all leaked out.

I am wondering about going to the drugstore and picking up some mineral oil from there, has anyone done this and if so, what brand have they selected?

Also, I just replaced the oil in my fork and I still have a bunch left... I have heard that 5 weight fork oil works well as a replacement for mineral oil too.

I have called all my lbs and none of them have mineral oil in stock. I don't want to wait for it to come in either.

Any thoughts or suggestions would be a help.
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Postby AncientOne » Mon Jul 09, 2007 12:29 pm

any mineral oil works fine
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Postby Timekiller » Mon Jul 09, 2007 3:46 pm

yup.. mineral oil is mineral oil... shimano just takes advantage of the 'industry markup'
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Postby spinteck » Mon Jul 09, 2007 4:38 pm

Isn't baby oil just mineral oil???
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Postby Timekiller » Tue Jul 10, 2007 9:46 am

I think so... but with a few addatives like fragrance n stuff.
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Postby RULER » Tue Jul 10, 2007 9:47 am

Stay away from anything with fragrances right? Any other additives I should watch for?
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Postby spinteck » Tue Jul 10, 2007 3:56 pm

Yeah, but your bike will smell pretty the more it leaks!!
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Postby RULER » Wed Jul 11, 2007 8:16 am

spinteck wrote:Yeah, but your bike will smell pretty the more it leaks!!


that would balance out the funk my armor is giving off right now....
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