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by mnahon
30 Sep 2020, 1:00am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability
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Re: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability

Thanks for those responses. My concern with the drain hole and what I've read of the oil change process is that due to the slowness of the draining, I can imagine particles left behind in suspension in a film coating the interior of the hub shell and the gears. That's why I think it's worth opening ...
by mnahon
29 Sep 2020, 2:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability
Replies: 830
Views: 173223

Re: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability

I installed a magnet in my drain plug, as suggested by CXRAndy in his post of 4 Apr 2020, and I have been collecting fine metallic particles on it. They're too fine to distinguish as particles but wipe off the magnet as a dark sludge which sparkles a bit. I'm hoping that if I clean off the magnet on...
by mnahon
4 Aug 2020, 12:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability
Replies: 830
Views: 173223

Re: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability

Since my shifter seemed a little suspect, I ended up ordering all new parts: shifter, inner/outer cable, cassette joint. The system now works much better. I now have all the gears, in the right order, and smooth reliable shifts. It really is surprising how much of an effect the shift system has on t...
by mnahon
13 Jun 2020, 5:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability
Replies: 830
Views: 173223

Re: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability

Hi, I'm new to this board. I recently acquired a used Alfine 11 and am just sorting it (I've been using an A8 for the past 6 year or so). A lot has been made in past posts about the importance of ensuring the shifter and cable are operating properly. As well, it's been said that it's crucial to use ...