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by meandros
22 Apr 2019, 12:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability
Replies: 830
Views: 173441

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: 830
Views: 173441

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: 830
Views: 173441

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: 830
Views: 173441

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: 830
Views: 173441

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: 830
Views: 173441

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: 830
Views: 173441

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: 830
Views: 173441

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: 59
Views: 25948

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: 18
Views: 1897

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...
by meandros
16 Sep 2018, 7:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability
Replies: 830
Views: 173441

Re: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability

It's easy to be even 'a bit optimistic', Brucey, with all this doom n' gloom regarding the SGS700. Fact is, that hub is solid. As previously discussed on this thread and others, whether that true yellaline alignmet is where shimano say or not, that is another matter however, like we demonstrated, in...
by meandros
14 Sep 2018, 3:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability
Replies: 830
Views: 173441

Re: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability

Upon servicing half a dozen Alfine11s, all of them SGS700, I've come to the conclusion there is nothing inherently wrong with either the design or the materials used. It does indeed seem the SGS700 is more particular about the 184mm setting than the newer SGS700111. If one uses the original shimano ...
by meandros
14 Aug 2018, 12:42am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Grease is the word; a complicated word...
Replies: 59
Views: 25948

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

As far as my experience with lithium based greases and bike maintenance goes, the additive MOS2 is not required. More so, MOS2 grease should only be applied where there is metal to metal contact and high temperatures occur (which is never the case with bikes, really - at least not the temperature re...
by meandros
14 Aug 2018, 12:28am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Alfine 8-speed ?clutch? problem in gears 2, 3, 4
Replies: 58
Views: 5533

Re: Alfine 8-speed ?clutch? problem in gears 2, 3, 4

Anyone who has an Alfine that is getting retired, keep the rollers ... someone will have need of them! Very true. I am basically missing the carrier3 unit and I could put together another A11. The rollers and sleeve ensemble have been shattered due to corrosion and the whole carrier3 unit is basica...
by meandros
14 Jul 2018, 3:45am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability
Replies: 830
Views: 173441

Re: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability

Good morning to all those in the forum, I just joined. I am Italian and here we are not so familiar with the changes to the hub as abroad. I just wanted to bring my testimony with the hub 11. Finally I mounted the 11 on a race bike with belt drive and up to now I have traveled 21,000.00 Km. I have ...