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Yes, the gearing should be fine. from http://www.sheldonbrown.com/nexus8.shtml the lowest ratio is 0.57 which is as low as many mountain bikes. The belt is actually wider than a metal chain and has longer life, so should be more robust: http://www.conti-drive-system.com/pages/faq/faq_en.html. But the internal hub has more moving parts, so is slightly less ...


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I am a fan of the Nexus drivetrain. Just had to say that. Anyways, the symptoms appeared when you removed and reinstalled the wheel. There are a couple of washers on each side of the axle that aid in spacing and keep the wheel in place. Two of these washers are called anti-rotation washers. They have tabs that fit into the channel of the frame and are square ...


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RS-RF3 has a gear selector that rotates, instead of one with chain that is pulled. The rotating part is visible in service manual, look for "fulcrum lever set" and "shift actuator". As stated in comment, the supposed benefit is that no part of the mechanism protrudes outside frame.


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I would caution against it, not because of the belt drive, but because of the internal gear hub. I commuted for 2 years on a SRAM IGH. Water always got inside it until it rusted so bad it was useless. When it was cold, the water in the hub would freeze into a block of ice and I'd have to warm it before I could ride. I replaced it with an Alfine 11 and the ...


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OK. I love the nexus series. They are great pieces of kit with a lot of utility in crappy environments. Low maintenance, ease of use and nearly bullet proof. Except when it comes to water. Your model uses grease to lubricate the internals, not oil. Water intrusion, even in small amounts, will cause the symptoms you describe. The hub most likely needs to be ...



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