This thread makes an interesting contrast to the (currently) adjacent thread by a Classic owner who wouldn't pay VPI $26 for the bearing lube.
To save (some portion of) that massive sum he went to the hardware and bought some (randomly selected?) grease. Result? It leaked out in just a few days. He has to clean the bearing and start over, yet he's still seeking a lube that's cheaper than VPI's.
Some companies provide terrible service. But when a company serves owners well (as VPI always has, AFAIK) they deserve credit and the business.
I've never owned a VPI but if I did I'd call Mike before anyone. He's earned a stellar reputation.