Tecalemit grease nipple
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Category:  Small Parts & Accessories
Name:  Tecalemit grease nipple
Brand:  Tecalemit
Years:  N/A
Country:  England
Added By: peterbman on 03/31/14
Updated By: peterbman on 03/31/14
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Tecalemit grease nipple
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Part Type BearingsIdentifying Markings 
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2BA thread. Typically found on bottom brackets and sometimes head tubes of many British lightweight bikes up until the 1950s. Used for greasing bottom bracket bearings through the shell, and greasing headset bearings through the head tube. These Tecalemite nipples afforded convenient maintenance. Bikes were ridden to work and on weekends, in an oftentimes wet, gritty environment. The bottom bracket and head tube would be a closed system containing grease pumped into their bearings. Pumping in new grease would push out the dirty fouled grease at the bearing openings, so that disassembly is not needed to refresh the bearing grease.
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