Re: Info on maintenance
Welcome to the group.
I would add that the written instructions from Shimano are in the shifter installation sheet that should have come with your bike. They are not included in the Hub installation instructions.
If you did not receive this paperwork then PDFs for current hubs, shifters etc. are downloadable from the Shimano America web site.
--- In Geared_hub_bikes@yahoogroups.com, Jack Vincent <2wheelednut@...> wrote:
> You can check the cable tension by putting it in fourth gear and makeing sure the 2 yellow lines match up. Adjust the tension using the tension adjustment at the shift lever. You can go to http://bike.shimano.com/publish/content/global_cycle/en/us/index/tech_support/tech_tips.html%c2%a0 for further tips. Have you been shifting while under load or do you shift when not putting alot of pressure on the pedals? How is the chain tension?
> From: nulialiuk <nulialiuk@...>
> To: Geared_hub_bikes@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Monday, August 17, 2009 4:45:23 PM
> Subject: [Geared_hub_bikes] Info on maintenance
> Hello, I bought my first hub gear bike ever back in April, a Rocky Mountain Metropolis with a Shimano Alfine 8 speed. I've always had derailleur gear bikes and know how to adjust and maintain them, but have no clue about hub gears.
> Lately I've been experiencing what seems to be a bit of slippage shortly after changing gear (usually to 4th). There will be a slight cracking noise and then a slipping sensation, then it gets back to normal. I can take it back to the shop for all adjustments until next April, but it would be nice to know how to do it myself. Is this a cable tweak?