Slow Pick-up on Alfine 8

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  • Slow Pick-up on Alfine 8
  • thepodge
    Member

    Anyone had slow pick-up and / or a spongy feeling on their Alfine 8?

    Mine seems to have developed this on my last ride.

    All gears seem to work fine and shifting is spot on as usual.

    T1000
    Member

    Yes home service, fixed it for me, rinse and degrease internals, they tend to generate a lot of metallic dust inside when bedding in + if you get a bit of moisture & dirt in….
    Have a look at the hub stripping site, home of hub gear geekery….
    It’s a v easy job to do…

    thepodge
    Member

    looks like that’s my new years day taken care of then.

    thanks

    Premier Icon epicyclo
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    Try cleaning the gear cable first – or use a new inner.

    I’m not sure what you mean by a spongy feeling though.

    thepodge
    Member

    like my chain is made of elastic, you put power down and there is a bit of resistance & movement before the wheel moves.

    just picked up a new inner as I’ve been meaning to change that for a while.

    col642
    Member

    Mine has done it since new on gear 5 up.
    I looked into it at the time and found other reports of the “spring loaded” feeling in first few degrees of crank rotation.
    I think it’s normal.

    thepodge
    Member

    odd, I’ve not noticed it in the 6 months previous but a new cable & a service can’t hurt

    Premier Icon epicyclo
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    On my Alfine I’ve never had the spongy feel, nor on the Nexus 8 hub I had previously.

    thepodge
    Member

    well, I’ll give it the once over tomorrow and see what it throws up.

    Premier Icon nuke
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    Slightly off-topic but what post ride ‘care’ do you do on your Alfines? I’m not talking a full take off and service but the regular simple stuff. Do you spray off the mud, add any lube anywhere aside chain, etc? At the moment mine seems to be ride, clean & lube chain, put in shed…I wondered if people did more?

    thepodge
    Member

    I don’t do anything.

    Premier Icon bedmaker
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    Mine has also done that elastic chain thing since new in some gears.

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