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For questions about the Shimano Alfine Internally Geared Hubs, including but not limited to 500 and 700 models.

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Would electric shifting improve Shimano Alfine 8 ebike durability

I'm considering buying a powerful e-bike (Zen Photon Pro) and installing a Shimano Alfine 8, but I'm worried that the powerful mid drive motor might damage the hub. Would using Di2 electric shifting ...
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Shimano Alifine 8 IGH yellow dots will NOT line up

With shifter in 4th gear, per instructions, the upper yellow dot is about 3/16" ahead (clockwise) of the lower yellow dot. Whether I adjust the barrel connector (at the shifter) to one extreme or ...
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Wrong beltline with Gates S550 on Cannondale BadBoy

I need to rebuild the drivetrain on a secondhand BadBoy 1 with 8-speed Alfine and Gates belt I got last year. To move house I had to disassemble the crankset because the pedals had seized, and the ...
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Shimano Alfine 11 hub axle unit assembly

I have a bike with a Shimano Alfine 11 hub. While overhauling the hub, I accidentally took off the block on the drive side of the hub axle unit: Now I have half a dozen parts I have no idea how to ...
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U.S. source for Alfine 11 oil for oil changes?

Yesterday I changed the oil in my Alfine 11-speed hub. I bought the 50ml bottle of SG-S700 from an eBay seller in Florida, the last one in the site's search results originating from the United States. ...
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Which replacement sprocket and chain ring should I get for a Shimano Alfine 8?

I have a Charge Mixer bike with, I believe, a Shimano Alfine Inter-8 internal hub gear system. Recently the chain started to creak so I decided to change it. I bought a KMC X9 chain as Shimano appear ...
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Expected Alfine 8 Sprocket Resistance

I have a Shimano Alfine 8 IGH. The other day, I noticed excessive slack in the chain. I saw that the hub axle had slipped and moved forward in the rear-facing dropouts, causing more slack that I had ...
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Shimano Alfine 8, properly adjusted, doesn't downshift from 5 to 4

My bike is equipped with a Shimano Alfine 8 (SG-S7001-8) hub. It runs smoothly without significant noises and shifts up and down easily, except down from 5 to 4. When I try to downshift from 5 to 4, ...
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Shimano Alfine crankset Q Factor?

Do you happen to know what the Q Factor of the Alfine Crankset is? I've looked all over the web and can't find this piece of information. I'm interested in the single chainguard 42T version, and my ...
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Is there something wrong with my belt drive?

I have a 2017 Trek Dublin BLX bicycle, which has a Gates belt drivetrain (mix of CDX and CDN) and a Shimano Alfine 8 hub. I use this as my commuter bike and so far I don't have any reasons to complain....
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Road-size compatible shifter for Shimano Alfine 11

Can someone recommend a shifter for the Shimano Alfine 11 that is compatible with road-size (23.8mm) bars? The standard shifter (Shimano SL-S700) is designed for MTB-size (22.2mm) bars. Thank you!
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Alternative to 5-speed twist shifter for Shimano Nexus 5-speed IGH?

I'm going to buy a SG-C7000-5D / SG-C7050-5D and don't want to use the twist shifter. Unfortunately there aren't many 5-speed flat bar shifters around theses days. I've searched for alfine shifters, ...
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Different vibrating tone on a belt drive with a Shimano Alfine hub

I have recently bought a new Cube EXC Travel bicycle with a Gates carbon drive. This bicycle is equipped with a Shimano Alfie 8 speed internally geared hub. The bicycle is new and it seems that the ...
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Internal friction in new Alfine 11 S7001-11

I just bought a new rear wheel with an Alfine S7001-11 internal-gear hub. Before installing it, I realized that it apparently has heavy internal friction. When the wheel is set in motion, it comes to ...
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Align Alfine 11 when the bolt does not go far enough?

I recently got a new bike (Cube Travel SLT, with belt and Alfine 11). The hub is not aligned. Looking at the manual, for instance at http://www.koga-signature.com/docs/Maintenance-Manual.pdf (bottom ...
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Alfine 8 vs Alfine 11 Gates CDX chainline?

I'm considering replacing a Shimano Alfine 8 hub with a Shimano Alfine 11. The bike has a Gates CDX belt drive, and I want to retain the same belt, chainring and rear sprocket. My understanding is ...
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Chainwheel compatibility with Shimano Alfine (single ring)

The chainring on my Shimano Alfine 39T crankset (FC-S501) is severely worn and needs to be replaced. Can I replace it with any chain ring that has the same BCD, bolt count and teeth? I am looking in ...
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Wear on an IGH by pre-selecting gear under power

I have a bike with an 11 speed alfine IGH in the rear wheel. It works fine, and I am comfortable riding it. When accelerating hard or sprinting for some reason, I've noticed its possible to change ...
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Can I install/convert a Giant Quick-e+ 2019 to use an Alfine 11 speed IGH?

I have a Giant Quick-e+ 2019 and would like to install either a Alfine 11 speed di2 IGH. My first question is, is it compatible? I've been looking at the measurements and it seems all ok. But when I ...
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Replace Nexus 3 with rollerbrake with Alfine 11

I have a cargo bike equipped with a Nexus 3 hub shifter and related roller brake. Since where I live is pretty hilly, I'd like to replace it with a shifter with a big range and little gap between the ...
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What are the differences between the Alfine 8 and the Nexus 8?

I'm shopping for a new bike and I have a choice between one with the Alfine 8 and the other with the Nexus 8. They seem to be pretty similar, but from what I could gather from forums here and there, ...
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Lubricating an alfine 11 IGH hub

I have an almost-new New-Old-Stock Shimano Alfine11 internal geared hub in the rear wheel of my bike. Its on 300 km now, with a first oil change due at 1000 km and then yearly or every 5000 km after ...
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Anti-rotation washers (non-turn) washers in non-parallel dropouts?

I have a Shimano Alfine 11 Interally-geared hub and am fitting it to an "M5 559 shockproof" recumbent. The wheel is built and true and runs nicely. However I have a problem with the anti-rotation ...
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Alfine shifter cable tension increases over time

I have a Shimano Alfine 8 hub. I am aware of the need to keep an eye on the shift cable tension, and readjust periodically to ensure that the alignment marks on the hub are lined up. The strange ...
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Alfine crank 1x9 setup, spacer issue

I'm currently rebuilding a 1992 Kona Cindercone as a 1x9 commuter. The rear spacing is 135mm and the bottom bracket shell is 68mm. I've mounted a alfine crank on it and remove the spacer that what ...
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Cadence: Belt drives + Nexus 11 hubs

So I'm looking for a bike that has the following: Belt Drive, 11 speed Internal hub, Mudguards and can fit a rack at the back. The Contenders Canyon Commuter 8 BMC Alpenchallenge AC01 Ghost Bikes ...
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How to prevent Alfine 8 from "skipping"/"slipping under load?

I bought a nice belt-drive bike with an Alfine 8 hub. While I love everything about the belt, the Alfine hub gives me grief: under high(er) torque - think fast acceleration from a stop at a light - it ...
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I need a Crank Reccomendation. Single Speed, BB30

I am undertaking my first build from a frame. I bought a used Cannondale Synapse Alloy Disc frame. It's quite nice. I am installing new brakes, cables and everything else. Also, I am dead set on ...
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Can I fit a modern internally geared hub on an old bike ?

I have an old Hercules frame that I have no use for but don't want to get rid of - I am in need of a new "town" bike for running around on, however I need something practical with a nice gear range... ...
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Why haven't Shimano or SRAM internal hubs had as many gears (or as much range) as Rohloff?

What limitations cause Shimano to stop at 11 gears and 409% overall ratio, whereas Rohloff can cram in 14 gears and 526%?
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Shimano STePS Di2 Shifting with Alfine 11 - will it be ever automatic?

The Shimano STePS with Di2 and Alfine 8 received a firmware update this year, which enabled automatic shifting (it was not automatic before). Does anybody know if Alfine 11 models will receive any ...
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