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Typically, a chain uses a grease lubricant which is applied hot to the chain into every crevase of the chain before the chain is assembled. Its generally the best lube you can get on a chain, but its impossible to apply at home in the same way (contrary to sheldon brown) [aside from the fact that that particular formula is likely not sold]. Some more details ...


I have a 3 year old Spot with an Alfine 11 with about 11,000 miles on it. The belt lasted about 9,000 miles. The hub started leaking at about the 7,000 mile point, and will currently dump all of its oil about every 400 miles, making for a really greasy belt. The leak is around the inner seal / gear changer cog. The large dust cap seal doesn't leak. As ...

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