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What's the best oil to use in my bike?

I don't really want to know, but the thread about the car oil seemed like it was really cooling down.

Hope this helps.

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Crisco
I've done some extensive research and came up with these results...

Cooking Oil:
How to choose a good one


Written by Gloria Tsang, RD
Published In June 2005; Updated in May 2007
All manufacturers claim their own cooking oil is the best! Canola oil, olive oil, sunflower oil, butter, margarine and even virgin coconut oil each has its supporters. Before we conclude the best cooking oil(s), let's look at the essential - Fats 101. We classified the following fats as "good fats" and "bad fats" based on their heart-smart values: their ability to raise or lower total and LDL cholesterol.



The Bad Fats
Saturated Fats Saturated fats raise total blood cholesterol as well as LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol). Trans Fats Trans fats raise LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol) and lower HDL cholesterol (the good cholesterol).
The Good Fats
Monounsaturated Fats Monounsaturated fats lower total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol) and increase the HDL cholesterol (the good cholesterol). Polyunsaturated Fats Polyunsaturated fats also lower total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol. Omega 3 fatty acids belong to this group.
Therefore, based on the above classification, the "ideal" cooking oil should contain higher amount of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats and with minimal or no saturated fats and trans fats.

The Verdict? As long as you're using fats and oils sparingly in your cooking and preparation, it would be fine to use any one of the following "good" oils. All of the following oils are low in saturated fats and trans fats. Some have high concentration of monounsaturated fats such as olive oil. Choose corn oil, safflower oil, sunflower oil, soy oil or canola oil if you wish to fry foods as these oils have higher smoke point. It is best not to fry with olive oil as its smoke point is only about 190C/375F.
  • Good Cooking Oils:
    • canola oil
    • flax seed oil
    • peanut oil
    • olive oil
    • non-hydrogenated soft margarine
    • safflower oil
    • sunflower oil
    • corn oil
The following "bad" oils contain high percentage of trans fat or saturated fats. Some, such as coconut oil, even contain more saturated fats than animal products!


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Aren't you supposed to be the Good Ted? Anyway, that second one from the left looks like my oil when I change it, including the whatever that is in suspension, so I guess I'm on the right track. As for Crisco, Dave, that's pretty Old School, man.


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Aren't you supposed to be the Good Ted? Anyway, that second one from the left looks like my oil when I change it, including the whatever that is in suspension, so I guess I'm on the right track. As for Crisco, Dave, that's pretty Old School, man.


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As for Crisco, Dave, that's pretty Old School, man.
Anyone remember playing Crisco Twister back in school? Anyone? Never mind.

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I had to look it up on the internet, and I was pretty shocked.

At least until I realized I'd typo'ed the damn thing, and my search results were for "Crisco Sister." Whew!

When I finally got it right (Crisco Twister), I saw it was just a game that is still popular, apparently. Couple of discos and at least one song dedicated to the sport.

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Wesson oil is the best as shown on the charts here:
http://www.jbc.org/cgi/reprint/103/2/455.pdf

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Uh Dave, it's a lot more fun played with members of the opposite gender. Unless you prefer something else, of course. And best played au naturale, so as not to stain your good party clothes.

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I know; I was quoting a comedian from XM150 who was commenting on his siblings not letting play so he greased the corners dots.
Ah, I see. No XM or Sirius here so I guess I'm just outta the loop.

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Uh Dave, it's a lot more fun played with members of the opposite gender. Unless you prefer something else, of course. And best played au naturale, so as not to stain your good party clothes.
Dude, that is not a mental image I needed.

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+1 on the Wesson. You haven't lived until you've broken out the rubber sheets and the Wesson oil.

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+1 on the Wesson. You haven't lived until you've broken out the rubber sheets and the Wesson oil.

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If you have a waterbed, you don't even need the rubbersheets...And waterbased stuff works better than vegetable or petroleum based...but that is for a different board...

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