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Can an Alfine 11 replace a Nexus 8?

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Asked by: Molly Manning

Is Alfine better than Nexus?

The Alfine hub gear is the upgraded counterpart to Shimano’s successful Nexus hub. It’s smoother, has a higher-quality feel and looks to be robust enough to go for years. There’s a certain beauty about internally geared hubs; they might be heavier but the bonus is their easy-to-live-with nature.

How good is Shimano Alfine?

Shimano Alfine hubs are excellent, and for many people out there, I think they’re actually a better option than a Rohloff hub. This is because they’re cheaper, quieter and employ trigger or neat drop bar shifters. I especially like the drop bar electronic shifters.

What is a Shimano Nexus hub?

Shimano Nexus is a brand of bicycle components which includes products such as epicyclical gear hubs, cranksets, shifters, brake levers, hub brakes, hub dynamos, and a CPU for automatically changing gears.

How do I adjust Shimano speed hub on Nexus 8?

Quote from video: And there is on the nexus gear lever there's a line and this line. You can adjust rotate this to adjust. The back up.

Are internal gear hubs heavy?

Internal gear hubs are heavier– Due to the added gears and complexity, internal gear hubs weigh more than derailleur setups. All of this added weight goes into your wheel which slows down acceleration slightly. If you want the lightest possible bike, stick with derailleurs.

How does a 3 speed hub work?

Three speed hubs use a planetary gear system to achieve a gear ratio between the sprocket and the wheel. In this gear system the sun gear is fixed in place while the planet carier is rotated. This causes the planet gears to rotate which in turn causes the ring gear to rotate. The rider selects a speed using a shifter.

How does Shimano Alfine work?

Quote from video: And meshes with the planetary gears in order to function one of these units must be the input or the means by which the power is delivered into the assembly an output.

Are internally geared hubs better?

Internal-gear hubs are more reliable than derailer systems, and require much less maintenance. The step-up ratios of their top gears make oversize chainrings unnecessary on small-wheel bicycles. Unlike derailers, internal-gear hubs can shift at a stop, very nice in stop-and-go urban traffic.

Is the nexus real?

The NEXUS Internet Hub is a fictional location in the Marvel Cinematic Universe It is the biggest Internet exchange point in Oslo, Norway.

Are hub gears any good?

Generally, hub gears have a long-life span and are usually maintenance free. The advantage of a hub gear is that you can shift gears when stationary. Hub gears allow you to change the gears from top to bottom whilst motionless, which is useful for urban riders who want to change gears at traffic lights.

Are Sturmey Archer gears still made?

‘A’ and ‘F’ family hub gears

Sturmey-Archer’s most widely known product is the AW wide-ratio three-speed hub gear, introduced in 1938 (though patented in 1936) and still in production in a substantially modified form as of 2018.

How do you shift an internal gear hub?

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How do I connect my Nexus 3 speed hub?

Quote from video: This at that point we can take this barrel adjuster and twist counterclockwise. And that'll start to move the indicator.

How do you remove Shimano Nexus wheels?

Quote from video: Turn it clockwise all the way in so you're releasing as much pressure on the brake cable as possible.

How do I adjust Shimano speed hub on Nexus 5?

Quote from video: Way keep turning until the stripes align. Now try shifting up and down a few times. And then back to the fourth gear to make sure the stripes remain aligned.

How do I adjust the speed hub on my Nexus 7?

Quote from video: For this we have to go back to the front to the g11 there it is on top is a line this line has adjusting wheel and you can lift it up and then rotate it.

Are three speed bikes any good?

A 3-speed bike is a great option. It gives you more choices and more flexibility than a single-speed bicycle, but it doesn’t reach anywhere near the many options of seven, 21, or even higher-speed bikes. With a 3-speed bicycle, you can tackle riding uphill, downhill, and flat terrain.

How do you maintain an internal gear hub?

Clean the inside of the hub shell. Apply grease to the bearings and clutch rollers. I also inject 3cc or 4cc of the special Shimano oil (ice cream topping) between the gears before putting everything back together. Reinsert the cartridge and wipe off the excess grease.