Author Topic: Nexus 8 speed hub  (Read 2167 times)

vince

Nexus 8 speed hub
« on: March 28, 2008, 08:12:14 pm »
Mine has started to make a graunchy noise. I guess it is what happens when you don't service it for a couple of years. My (not insubstantial) LBS freely admitted that they had not dealt with one yet, but said they would have a go.

Should I be worried?

Pedaldog

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Re: Nexus 8 speed hub
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2008, 09:55:05 pm »
Contact "Wheelbase" a bunch of good cycle people in Staveley, Cumbria.
They have a mechanic that knows everything there is to know about hub gears and he is happy to talk.

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Re: Nexus 8 speed hub
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2008, 10:02:10 am »
I seem to remember that when I bought mine there was an exploded diagram and lots of maintenance instructions.

Have you consulted Sheldon?
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urban_biker

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Re: Nexus 8 speed hub
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2008, 09:52:08 am »
Is the problem just in some gears?

Slipping and noise in 4th gear (and others if tension is really out) normally means that the gear cable tension is incorrect. Try adjusting the gear cable tension so that the two yellow lines line up in the "window" on the top of the hub? You need to be in fourth gear to make this adjustment.

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urban_biker

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Re: Nexus 8 speed hub
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2008, 01:40:42 pm »
You might also want to check here. Lots of useful information from hub gear hacking nerds. A great resource.

http://hubstripping.wordpress.com/nexus-inter-8-shimano/
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Re: Nexus 8 speed hub
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2008, 09:59:43 pm »
Thanks for the links, chaps - I've got a Subway 8 for commuting/general hack bike duties, so they might come in handy.  :thumbsup:

Though I'm contemplating turning it into a fixie or not-quite-road-legal singlespeed if the rear hub dies, as there are no disc or cantilever braze-ons...
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Re: Nexus 8 speed hub
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2008, 10:06:35 pm »
Though I'm contemplating turning it into a fixie or not-quite-road-legal singlespeed if the rear hub dies, as there are no disc or cantilever braze-ons...

How about a drum braked single speed hub?