Shimano Alfine 11 Cassette Joint
- This just in from Shimano (officially):
Early Alfine 11 hubs have a defective Cassette Joint.
I am working with Shimano to get a list of bad Date Codes.
(All Shimano parts are stamped with a 2 letter date code. Sometimes it is a little round sticker)
One date code I know for sure is bad is "IF". If your cassette joint has "IF" stamped on the metal stationary arm part then it is bad.
The new cassette joints I got from Shimano are stamped "IK" so I know those are OK. I have fixed one hub by just replacing the cassette joint.
Part number is the same for both good and bad (Y72A98010) so the only way to tell them apart is the date code. I will let you all know when I get the list.
I have 2 good ones in stock.
It is no longer a warranty in Shimano's eyes so they cost $35
I have yet to see damaged internals in an Alfine 11. Most seep a little oil, however. Both Rohloff and Shimano Oil are OK to use in either hub. I would not recommend other oils, however, except perhaps Phil Wood Tenacious, which would probably leak less and is less toxic.
--- In Geared_hub_bikes@yahoogroups.com, sk8ski2004@... wrote:
> And this morning I had to abandon my bike commute with a drive train that jumps under load in any gear. New chain, but it's the same model and I can't see anything unusual about it. Nothing jammed/ packed around the cog and Alfine yellow marks align in 6th gear. I'm a little stumped at this point. <br/><br/><br/>Sent from Yahoo! Mail for iPhone
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