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by meandros
29 Apr 2019, 5:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: alfine 11 hub shell replacment?
Replies: 33
Views: 1657

Re: alfine 11 hub shell replacment?

No the welding material simply interfered with the hub How exactly it interfere? When I got mine welded last week, some material overspill on the centerlock splines and a bit of bubbling was on the opposite, on the inside, but managed to file it all back to a workable shape. Only thing now is to we...
by meandros
29 Apr 2019, 5:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: alfine 11 hub shell replacment?
Replies: 33
Views: 1657

Re: alfine 11 hub shell replacment?

The guy that made the welding had the welding interfere with the hub itself, it's not like i had much hope for it. The newer version has a small difference in parts , but i'm not sure about the shell itself Did the hubshell warp or something? The newer version uses the exact same hubshell, I'm not ...
by meandros
29 Apr 2019, 11:38am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: alfine 11 hub shell replacment?
Replies: 33
Views: 1657

Re: alfine 11 hub shell replacment?

oh i have up on that a loooong time ago, but i've discovered they made a newer model more suitable for e-bikes, would be interesting to see how it holds out.. Did you give up on that hubshell? What happened to it, didn't the weld hold? Wasn't it usable like that? Please let me know more about your ...
by meandros
29 Apr 2019, 3:40am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: alfine 11 hub shell replacment?
Replies: 33
Views: 1657

Re: alfine 11 hub shell replacment?

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/o15yNmSTtqoAGMKfyWUkl7Cd6-HYzf_A9gxLJGZepfErJFmIzmR7SwDGAQN3kCbDLDzWqv03Xm6A=w2163-h1622-no Same thing happened to me last week, emaayan: one of my A11s, one of the earliest iterations, had it's centerlock wedge snapped right off, looking exactly like your picture....
by meandros
26 Apr 2019, 8:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability
Replies: 724
Views: 145947

Re: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability

I appreciate it, Brucey, but it's not a matter of replacing the hubshell. I'm running A11 transmissions on my three bikes and this is part of the longer term reliability ;-) testing of these units. The challenge is to have them run for as long as possible without recurring to new parts, if the parts...
by meandros
22 Apr 2019, 12:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability
Replies: 724
Views: 145947

Re: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability

Thank you Brucey.

I have no source for a S700 hubshell. I haven't even found one as spare new part. I guess I'll have to take my chances with having it welded back.
by meandros
22 Apr 2019, 1:40am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability
Replies: 724
Views: 145947

Re: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability

So I managed to tear the centerlock disk mount clean off the shell of a first type S700. I used a pretty heavy duty DH 180mm rotor mounted via an Ashima centerlock adapter. I'll have to find someone to weld that bit back on the shell; from the looks of it, there wasn't much material keeping it on th...
by meandros
26 Jan 2019, 4:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability
Replies: 724
Views: 145947

Re: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability

I ask the question to Rofan to find a distributor (Germany) and I wait the answer. However, I think it will cost higher to buy these new parts (or all the new mecanism) to put them in the old hubshell instead of buy a new hub SG-S7001-11. As far as I can tell from ordering various IGH parts, the ge...
by meandros
16 Jan 2019, 1:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability
Replies: 724
Views: 145947

Re: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability

Why don't you send it to Brucey for a full rebuild? Provided the drive plate seal (no.21) is installed with the dot outwards and the lock washer and seal (nos.22-23) are flush against it with the stop washer (no.24) installed with the three dots inwards and in their right locations (there is only on...
by meandros
15 Jan 2019, 8:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability
Replies: 724
Views: 145947

Re: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability

Winfried , once making sure the parts 21-25 are correctly assembled (even greased a bit) and tightened, make sure you have installed the CJ correcty, part no.41, the driver cap is essential for the CJ to work correctly; without it, the CJ is forced onto the drive plate seal leading to issues like y...
by meandros
14 Jan 2019, 1:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability
Replies: 724
Views: 145947

Re: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability

FWIW ATF (and BTW Dexron III is a now-obsolete invalid specification for ATF) is an inferior lubricant vs any EP gear oil. It also causes some rubber parts to swell, which may include parts found in shimano alfine hubs. Brucey , D3H does not damage seals and plastics. D2, on the other hand, does. O...
by meandros
14 Jan 2019, 1:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability
Replies: 724
Views: 145947

Re: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability

Simply use the screwdriver to wedge each individual sprocket claw. Do it a bit at a time and it should come out. However, for the job at hand, it is not necessary to remove it, only if you want to clean the drive side further. ATF is very good (infact, much better than the shimano mineral oil), just...
by meandros
14 Jan 2019, 12:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability
Replies: 724
Views: 145947

Re: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability

Winfried , one should be able to remove the gates sprocket using a screwdriver to pry open each of the three individual claws that make the attachment to the hub. As for the cone, as Rofan writes, one requires the specific tools. I am a bit confused, how did you establish the cause of the occasiona...
by meandros
16 Sep 2018, 9:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Grease is the word; a complicated word...
Replies: 52
Views: 16679

Re: Grease is the word; a complicated word...

Hi Brucey, Admittedly I am not a grease professional and am only basing my assertion on my own experience. I have thought long and hard about this but for the life of me I cannot think of any bike use scenario where temperature rises as dramatically as it does, say, in the barrel of gun going off (c...
by meandros
16 Sep 2018, 9:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Alfine SG-S7001-11
Replies: 2
Views: 399

Re: Shimano Alfine SG-S7001-11

I don't really see how the Alfine11, be it 1st or 2nd gen, can work on the recommended shimano oil, at least for the long term. Brucey is absolutely on the money: send that hub to a proper IGH mechanic along with the shifter and cable and it'll be as good as new or better. The official recommended l...