Re: Shimano Nexus - damaged beyond repair - 18 months old
- --- In Geared_hub_bikes@yahoogroups.com, "bernard.morey" <bernard@...> wrote:
>Good news - Shimano has replaced the hub ex-gratia. The covering letter to LBS is not especially gracious but at least Shimano has done the right thing.
> I have my bike on for a service and the tech rang to say the rear hub, A Nexus 8 speed, was noisy and I should have it greased and checked.
> He rang back today and said the hub was damaged beyond repair -- full of rust. I said this extraordinary as the bike is just 18 months old. The tech is going to try Shimano for a warranty replacement.
> I ride up to 20 km most days of the week.
> Has anyone else had this trouble?
All the same I'm not keeping the bike. After it's repaired I'll sell it for the best price I can get on Ebay. I bought a better quality bike - Trek Soho (the carbon belt one) - today from another LBS. It also has the Nexus hub - the LBS owner said he'd never heard of this problem with Nexus but he'd check it out at the 6 week and 12 month free services.