Nov 19, 2006
Most Speedhub users agree that Rohloff case oils are winter competent / functional only to ~ freezing temps. At the temps we're running the hubs in Alaska, below 0dF can be the average, the Rohloff oils are useless.
So....numerous folks have looked @ possible solutions...
Rohloff Oil int the Cold...Cryo Results
It is very nice to have access to a cryogenic freezer.
Running the freezer at ~ minus50dC / minus59dF.
I'll post some results from testing Arctic Oil destined for the Rohloff Hub.
Mobil 1 Synthetic 0W: thick honey! (not effective)
Rohloff All Use Oil: (? still cooking)
Kerosene thinned Rohloff all use Oil: watery! ( too watery ?, leakage)
Kerosene thinned Molykote grease: (? still cooking)
Kerosene thinned LubriPlate grease:
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