Hi, I have this setup on my bike and I love it. One drum is enough, a sturmey X-RDC at the back in my case. I keep the derailleur out of a lingering attachmentMessage 1 of 43 , Sep 3View SourceHi,I have this setup on my bike and I love it. One drum is enough, a sturmey X-RDC at the back in my case. I keep the derailleur out of a lingering attachment to sporty riding sometimes, but the drum has completely convinced me - no maintenance, no worn rims or brake dust, simple and robust, most people would be better off with one of these on their bikes. I cannot for the life of me understand why shimano persist with noisy ineffectual steel on steel roller brakes instead of a regular drum???Picture here...Simon BoddyOn 30 August 2013 18:52, <danstrom@...> wrote:
>A professional would not / should not recommend that combination. It may work for you but it is entering the DIY realm and voiding any warranty. It could also over stress the internals and cause a sudden failure and accident. I would be interested to see the guts after a year of constant use.
Sudden failure? Do you have any documentation of a Shimano Alfine hub failing suddenly and causing an accident? If you sell /repair older SA 3 speeds with the nut-racking neutral issue then I'd wonder if you're being consistent in your comments.
Shimano has a very generous policy, I don't expect any issues from them if it does fail (99% of the Alfine returns are from faulty work done by incompetent LBS mechanics, ie, "professionals"). I've ridden the Alfine 8 for years with nothing higher than 32x22 and as low as 29x26 and "professionals" have been promising me bad things for years yet the Alfines keep on working.
This Alfine hub has been in service for 6 months. I'm riding this in packs of fellow MTB'ers, I haven't spared it any grief, I weigh ~220 dripping wet so figure ~260lbs including bike and gear. I never shift while pedaling, I've become expert at letting up momentarily and shifting in that instant. This isn't my first rodeo, I raced cyclocross in the late 70's with a four speed SA hub.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, <prester_john_in_cathay@...> wrote:
It just so happens Shimano packages these and puts them into a distribution channel for individual (DIY) sale. Based on Shimano's USA written warranty and the literature that comes with the hub upon individual sale, it seems pretty clear that for Shimano to refuse to warrant the hub in the USA on the basis of input ratio would be a violation of the Magnuson-Moss Act.> It may work for you but it is entering the DIY realm and voiding any warranty.
We either space up the steer tube or use the Nitto Technomic stem or one of many available MTB stems. We also use steer tube extensions and quill stemMessage 43 of 43 , Sep 11View SourceWe either space up the steer tube or use the Nitto Technomic stem or one of many available MTB stems. We also use steer tube extensions and quill stem extensions. All are readily available at bike shops that are not race oriented. On all but 3 (so far) of the Surly and SOMA bikes we have sold, the customers do not have us cut the steer tube down.
We do a final fitting on a trainer before we string up the cables.
Easy to cut the steerer later.
I find it odd that Surly bikes, for example, come with just 3 10mm spacers and most shops just cut the steer tube there. No one thinks that maybe the customer should decide it. It is like if a clothing store hemmed all the dress pants when they unpacked their order!