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by meandros
12 Feb 2020, 12:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability
Replies: 780
Views: 163427

Re: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability

It felt to me, whenever I was using a regular pawl clutch IGH that _when shifting gears_ it seems especially less efficient than a roller clutch IGH as I can better maintain cadence (put more pressure on pedal stroke at precise moment of shifting) on account of the roller clutch mechanism aiding wit...
by meandros
11 Feb 2020, 10:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability
Replies: 780
Views: 163427

Re: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability

Howdy Ginger_sprocket, Hope your bkpk_trip is goin smooth, All-fine smooth, that is :D The transmission behaviour you're observing is a feature of the rolling clutch mechanism within the hub. It is this mech which enables silent and smooth engagement. The All-fine way to go is "more spin, less ...
by meandros
28 Jan 2020, 1:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Whether TF2 all weather lube is same as Triflon
Replies: 16
Views: 808

Re: Whether TF2 all weather lube is same as Triflon

That's a neat little find! Why not send it over to ProjectFarm over on youtube to test it out? He tested an old can of motor oil a few episodes back and was intriguing to watch for us #greasejunkies (shout out to Edd China! Luv to see him back at it! Brilliant lad!)...
by meandros
20 Dec 2019, 7:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: alfine 11 hub shell replacment?
Replies: 36
Views: 2322

Re: alfine 11 hub shell replacment?

Hi Evesie, I must have disabled notifications on this thread and only now read your message. I'm running three bikes with Alfine 11 hubs and have also equipped two of my friends' with Alfines. I have never seen this fatigue failure to the hubshell on any other version of the A11 other than the origi...
by meandros
7 Dec 2019, 4:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability
Replies: 780
Views: 163427

Re: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability

I have a 32-hole Alfine 11 which was stock on my Genesis Fortitude. I broke two spokes at the nipple - probably because of butting there - and had the rear wheel rebuilt. The builder 'strongly recommended' that I went with 2-cross, as in his experience, it resulted in a more reliable wheel. This wa...
by meandros
7 Dec 2019, 3:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability
Replies: 780
Views: 163427

Re: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability

It's not looking good at all, Winfried. You should really send it to a proper IGH mechanic for correct reassembly and lubrication. As it looks from here, it needs a full rebuild and you should not tinker or attempt to use it as is or risk damaging the hub. If you choose to go the other way and repla...
by meandros
4 Nov 2019, 2:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why the Rohloff Speedhub is (secretly) inferior
Replies: 109
Views: 4938

Re: Why the Rohloff Speedhub is (secretly) inferior

I think we have an equation where Hassle = magnitude x frequency. With a robust derailleur system you can expect a lot of minor tweaks to be needed to keep you on the road but it is usually possible to bodge or repair. With a rohloff you are likely to encounter very few if any problems, but if some...
by meandros
29 Oct 2019, 1:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Organisations (mis-)using your data . . . [ er, probably ]
Replies: 16
Views: 700

Re: Organisations (mis-)using your data . . . [ er, probably ]

What's wrong with that? everything. why does your car manufacturer need you chassis sn if you want to buy nuts and bolts for the whatever? if that is not excessive and abusive, let's all line up right now and have our foreheads stamped with bar codes 'cuz we're done. now, as long as state law does ...
by meandros
29 Oct 2019, 12:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Organisations (mis-)using your data . . . [ er, probably ]
Replies: 16
Views: 700

Re: Organisations (mis-)using your data . . . [ er, probably ]

Being og German nationality and living in Germany I feel insulted by the OP's ludicrious claims about my country. I sincerely apologize if anything I wrote came out as offensive to individuals and/or people(s). It was never my intention to offend anyone. But I do maintain what I wrote, germanistan ...
by meandros
28 Oct 2019, 9:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why the Rohloff Speedhub is (secretly) inferior
Replies: 109
Views: 4938

Re: Why the Rohloff Speedhub is (secretly) inferior

Brucey wrote:I'm suggesting that you restore the driver to the normal condition by building it up with aluminium weld metal, then machine it back to the original form. They you can screw whatever you like to it.

cheers


Thank you kindly, Brucey. I will give that one a try as well.

Best regards,
by meandros
28 Oct 2019, 8:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Organisations (mis-)using your data . . . [ er, probably ]
Replies: 16
Views: 700

Re: Why the Rohloff Speedhub is (secretly) inferior

The culture they come from is one of delation and it is evil at it's core because it refutes all personal freedoms and relies on centralized control. Which culture is that? Do you have any evidence for this claim? On the point of giving serial numbers when ordering spare parts this is a common prac...
by meandros
28 Oct 2019, 6:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why the Rohloff Speedhub is (secretly) inferior
Replies: 109
Views: 4938

Re: Why the Rohloff Speedhub is (secretly) inferior

Brucey wrote:Can't be built up with weld and remachined?
cheers


That seems to be the last hope for this particular driver. Will have to try that out, the only catch is the sprocket being steel and the weld being aluminium.

Thank you for taking the time, Brucey.
by meandros
28 Oct 2019, 1:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why the Rohloff Speedhub is (secretly) inferior
Replies: 109
Views: 4938

Re: Why the Rohloff Speedhub is (secretly) inferior

Brucey wrote:as per my previous post on this point; driver or sprocket carrier?

cheers


I apologize, dear Brucey, I got too caught up in my own bull. It is the driver, ofcourse, I did a real nice job on it, cannot be salvaged, unfortunately for me.
by meandros
28 Oct 2019, 1:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Organisations (mis-)using your data . . . [ er, probably ]
Replies: 16
Views: 700

Re: Why the Rohloff Speedhub is (secretly) inferior

a hope to freedom against corporate mass control and mass surveillance. and you prefer the Shimano model? Rohloff have my serial numbers. Good, It's something that ought to be better publicised, it increases the value of a legitimate hub for sale and hopefully reduces the value of a stolen one. Yes...
by meandros
28 Oct 2019, 1:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Organisations (mis-)using your data . . . [ er, probably ]
Replies: 16
Views: 700

Organisations (mis-)using your data . . . [ er, probably ]

This subject split out of the Rohloff discussion in TECHNICAL : Graham I think tesla is an inferior product... Look up the story of the "tesla rogue mechanic": the man is an inspiration and a hope to freedom against corporate mass control and mass surveillance. To be less succint, in my b...