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by kalovsky
7 Jan 2019, 9:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Penrite SF Grease for Alfine 8?
Replies: 69
Views: 41241

Re: Penrite SF Grease for Alfine 8?

I'm considering trying out the semi-fluid grease so just wondering how much would the Alfine hub require. Would I just cover the gears like a grease or pour in 50mL like with the gear oil?
by kalovsky
4 Jan 2019, 6:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Penrite SF Grease for Alfine 8?
Replies: 69
Views: 41241

Re: Penrite SF Grease for Alfine 8?

It's been almost a month since I washed out all the hardened grease and filled with 50mL of gear oil and has been running flawlessly. Only concern to report is that after a little initial oil leakage it stopped, but then a week or so later quite a bit dripped out. I'm concerned that there might not ...
by kalovsky
10 Dec 2018, 4:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Penrite SF Grease for Alfine 8?
Replies: 69
Views: 41241

Re: Penrite SF Grease for Alfine 8?

Opened up my hub, including splitting the halves to see what was inside. Sure enough, some pretty thick clumps of green/grey mush was in there. Soaked in kerosene to get rid of it all, dried it out, soaked in gear oil, added just a bit of bearing grease on the races and filled with about 50mL of gea...
by kalovsky
5 Dec 2018, 11:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Penrite SF Grease for Alfine 8?
Replies: 69
Views: 41241

Re: Penrite SF Grease for Alfine 8?

Couldn't find the time for a complete re-lube so tried your suggestion of pouring in about 40mL of gear oil. Next day it ran like a dream, but by second day started noticing some skipping. Not like my original spinning-after-coasting problem, but would skip either on a shift or just randomly. Quickl...
by kalovsky
29 Nov 2018, 4:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Penrite SF Grease for Alfine 8?
Replies: 69
Views: 41241

Re: Penrite SF Grease for Alfine 8?

Wow. Thanks for the super fast response. I suspect I'm afflicted with the cheese like globs as some did drop out in my oil bath, but I didn't do excessive cleaning. I'll have some time this weekend so for completeness, I plan on opening up again and getting rid of the white grease. So you recommend ...
by kalovsky
29 Nov 2018, 2:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Penrite SF Grease for Alfine 8?
Replies: 69
Views: 41241

Re: Penrite SF Grease for Alfine 8?

Scouring forums before I crack open my Alfine 8 hub for a second re-lubricating and looking for some advice. I did a gear oil bath and after reassembling it ran like a dream, but after a few days (and on the first cold/rainy day) I started noticing that the hub would sometimes take longer to engage ...