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Shimano 8-speed Internal-Gear Hubs

Major revision to the page about Shimano 8-speed hubs: — Added information on new hub models and fixed the many links which Shimano broke when it went to its new organization of technical Web pages. — Linked to a number … Continue reading

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Shimano 7-speed Hubs

Major revision to the page about Shimano 7-speed hubs: — Added information on new hub models and fixed the many links which Shimano broke when it went to its new organization of technical Web pages — Linked to a number … Continue reading

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Home-brew hybrid gearing

Additions to the article on internal-gear hubs — more about how to construct a multi-speed hybrid-gearing system using a stock 3-speed hub and two sprockets and/or two chainwheels. It indexes even without index shifters! Photo courtesy of Mark Stonich.

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8-speed Shimano hubs — update

We have updated our page on Shimano 8-speed hubs. Shimano changed a number of links and posted some new information.

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Shimano Nexus 4-speed

John has put together a new article about the Shimano Nexus 4-speed internal-gear hub, with links to a parts list and servicing information. This hub has been discontinued, but in case you want to keep one going…

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Additions to Nexus/Alfine 8-speed article

John has added information to the article about Shimano Nexus and Alfine 8-speed internally-geared hubs, describing common failure modes and how to forestall failure; how to determine whether a hub might need service; and also normal noises and “clunks” which … Continue reading

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Rollerbrakes article expanded

Major additions to the article on Shimano Rollerbrakes — advanced instruction on maintenance, more advice about when these brakes are most suitable.

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New Shimano internal-gear hubs

Shimano has some new internal-gear hubs. We’ve updated the Shimano 3-speed page, and the internal-gear hubs page.

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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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