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by Winfried
15 Apr 2019, 9:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton "chain pusher" cable
Replies: 7
Views: 479

Re: Brompton "chain pusher" cable

Hello, I'll piggy-back on the thread since it's the same subject. I have a 2014 six-speed, ie. BWR Brompton, with a P handlebar. I notice Brompton uses a derailleur cable whose head is smaller than standard derailleur cables. Does a standard derailleur cable fit, or are we really supposed to get the...
by Winfried
6 Mar 2019, 1:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability
Replies: 722
Views: 145088

Re: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability

I have a couple of questions as I'm about to order the parts + tools needed to service the Alfine 11: 1. Besides the three "ball retainers" (parts 13, 18, and 36), what other parts are likely to be worn after years of use? Since parts are cheap, I might as well order them all now. 2. Is th...
by Winfried
14 Feb 2019, 9:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability
Replies: 722
Views: 145088

Re: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability

After removing, cleaning, and putting the Gates sprocket back in place, there's much less creaking when riding… but I can still hear some, and sometimes, it sounds like metal against metal. Maybe the LHS bearing also needs to be replaced.
by Winfried
14 Feb 2019, 2:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability
Replies: 722
Views: 145088

Re: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability

Thanks much for the infos. I always made sure the belt isn't overtightened because I read that it can indeed trigger creaking noise in an IGH. To remove the Gates sprocket, I simply had to apply a bit more force; I was overly cautious: DSCN8744.JPG Since putting the sprocket back in place, I notice ...
by Winfried
14 Feb 2019, 1:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability
Replies: 722
Views: 145088

Re: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability

As for the LHS: Why didn't the core come out after I removed the nut + cone?

What tool is required to pull the "Seal Ring L" (part 35) that's sitting on top of the ball bearing?

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by Winfried
14 Feb 2019, 12:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability
Replies: 722
Views: 145088

Re: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability

I'll report what Gates says if/when I get a reply. Hopefully, I won't be told to shell out €75 to get their specific tool :-/ https://shop.carbondrive.net/shop/media/catalog/product/cache/6/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/c/d/cdtsft.jpg https://shop.carbondrive.net/shop/tools-parts/surefit-to...
by Winfried
14 Feb 2019, 12:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability
Replies: 722
Views: 145088

Re: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability

Yes, I removed the snap ring… and then got stuck because the sprocket wouldn't move with a screwdriver because that part won't let it. AFAICT, it's a CDC sprocket, the middle range between the entry-level CDN and the higher-level CDX. I e-mailed Gates for advice. I can't wait to see what the Alfine ...
by Winfried
14 Feb 2019, 9:48am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability
Replies: 722
Views: 145088

Re: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability

The creaking/cracking noises when spinning are back :-/ Here's what it sounds like when spinning in gear 5 (Silent when coasting; The issue occurs in all eleven gears): https://instaud.io/3iLg Yesterday, I tried unsuccessfully to 1. access the LHS ball bearing (looks like I need an extra tool) and 2...
by Winfried
21 Jan 2019, 12:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability
Replies: 722
Views: 145088

Re: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability

Thank you very much for your help. I prefered to wait a few days to make sure… and I can confirm that things are back to normal. I now have my silent bike back :D Lessons learned: 1. As I feared, even such a trivial operation can turn into a small nightmare if you're not used to working with IGH's. ...
by Winfried
16 Jan 2019, 12:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability
Replies: 722
Views: 145088

Re: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability

To investigate the slight clicking noise I could hear in gears 6-1 last night, I took it apart again, and… it's now in worse shape and I can't figure out what I did that could explain it: 1. If I set the Lock Washer (22) thusly, I can fit the cassette joint, but it spins freely, ie. there's no reten...
by Winfried
15 Jan 2019, 10:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability
Replies: 722
Views: 145088

Re: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability

Thanks for the tip. I do have part no.41 ("Driver Cap") tighly set around/on top of the snap ring. I'll drop at the local bike co-op tomorrow where I think they have a 17mm cone spanner and tighten the "Serated Lock Nut" properly, and use the opportunity to make sure the driver c...
by Winfried
15 Jan 2019, 8:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability
Replies: 722
Views: 145088

Re: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability

Thanks. I'll get a cone spanner tomorrow to tighten the "Serated Lock Nut" and make sure the die cast/"Lock Washer" is secure. Otherwise, I might get a new SG-S7000-11 since the original, SG-700 is no longer available Still, with no tutorial available on the Net, it looks a bit d...
by Winfried
15 Jan 2019, 8:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability
Replies: 722
Views: 145088

Re: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability

With no significant technical experience, it might be hard to do without the tools Shimano mentions.

What part is the die cast piece ?
by Winfried
15 Jan 2019, 7:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability
Replies: 722
Views: 145088

Re: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability

It ran fine for a few miles, and then… it seized up, the cassette joint would spin freely around the axle so the shifter no longer worked, and I was stuck in gear 11 :-/ I guess the easiest solution is to get a new Alfine 11, along with a new Gates sprocket. Could you confirm I need to buy the follo...