Tag Archives: 7-speed

More troubleshooting advice on Sachs/SRAM internal-gear hubs

There’s more troubleshooting advice now in our article about Sachs/SRAM internal-gear hubs: how to test whether a problem is inside the hub, or only in the shifter and cable — for hubs with 3, 5 or 7 speeds, with pullchain(s) … Continue reading

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Shimano Internal-Gear Hubs

John has made major updates to the pages on Shimano Nexus and Alfine internal-gear hubs — 3-speed, 7-speed and 8-speed; also a page with general mechanical information.

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Assembly of Shimano 7-speed Hub Axle Unit

Shimano’s service instructions for the Nexus 7-speed internal-gear hub assume that you will replace the entire axle unit. Taking disassembly past the point where instructions are available is all too easy. You might also want to cannibalize parts to assemble … Continue reading

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Page updates

John has updated chains.html, with some added thoughts about chain cleaning, and more pictures; also leather.html, with a couple of comments from readers about leather treatments; k7.html and k8.shtml to reflect changes in product availability.

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Repair of Shimano STI Drop-Bar Brake/Shift Levers

These levers no longer index properly when the grease inside gums up — and the internals are very complicated. John Allen has posted an article describing several approaches to repair of these levers, and with a link to an expert … Continue reading

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