Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Ben totoroben's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Cleveland. Shaker Heights
    My Bikes
    Rans V-Rex, Schwinn Traveler, Panasonic Sport
    Posts
    150
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Is my Shimano Nexus Inter-8 dead?

    Hello Bikeforums,
    I rode my bike home a couple nights ago and realized I couldn't access gears 5-8 on my bicycle. The shifter would work, and I could see that the cable was pulling. When I shifted to 5 the pedals would lock up. I shifted through all the gears many times on the way home and determined that gears 1-4 were fine. Has anyone had this problem before? Is this problem able to be fixed? Will I ever be happy again?

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    Posts
    1,453
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    An additional stage kicks in for gears 1-4. Seems like its not withdrawing correctly to get you to gear 5.

    Without taking it apart to take a look, it'd be tough to say what's wrong.
    Internal Gear Hub Guru
    Currently owned hubs: Sachs Pentasport, SRAM P5 Drum, Sturmey SRF5-W , Sturmey XRD3
    Previously owned hubs: Shimano Nexus 8 speed, Sturmey AW 3 speed, Shimano 3 speed coaster, SRAM S7 Drum, Sturmey XRF8 8 speed
    Tested hubs: SRAM i-Motion 9 speed, Sturmey XRD5

  3. #3
    Ben totoroben's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Cleveland. Shaker Heights
    My Bikes
    Rans V-Rex, Schwinn Traveler, Panasonic Sport
    Posts
    150
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    oh well. I guess I will have to take it somewhere to get looked at.

  4. #4
    Ben totoroben's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Cleveland. Shaker Heights
    My Bikes
    Rans V-Rex, Schwinn Traveler, Panasonic Sport
    Posts
    150
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    So K6-III, what model hub has worked best for you in terms of durability? I may have to buy a new one if this thing is shot.

  5. #5
    another retro grouch Mr IGH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Front Range, CO
    Posts
    2,579
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'd pull the guts and soak them in a solvent (paint thinner), allow the dry, then soak in ATF before re-installing the guts. Maybe it'll work, maybe not. The newer 8R36 is the Nexus to buy, has Alfine 501 guts and better sealing than the older Nexus hubs.
    IGH's, Dyno Hubs, LED lights and old frames

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    Posts
    1,453
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The new Nexus/Alfine, Sram S7, and Sram i-Motion 9 are all excellent choices for large wheels. If you don't mind figuring out how to get a smaller chainring, the Sturmey 8 speed (w) series is also on the table.
    Internal Gear Hub Guru
    Currently owned hubs: Sachs Pentasport, SRAM P5 Drum, Sturmey SRF5-W , Sturmey XRD3
    Previously owned hubs: Shimano Nexus 8 speed, Sturmey AW 3 speed, Shimano 3 speed coaster, SRAM S7 Drum, Sturmey XRF8 8 speed
    Tested hubs: SRAM i-Motion 9 speed, Sturmey XRD5

  7. #7
    Bianchi Goddess Bianchigirll's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Camp Hill, PA
    My Bikes
    Too many to list here check my signature.
    Posts
    20,048
    Mentioned
    29 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    how old is your bike/setup? did the cable or something else just slip?
    Bianchis '87 Sport SX, '90 Proto (2), '91 Boarala 'cross, '93 Project 3, '88 Trofeo, '86 Volpe, '89 Axis, '79 Mixte SOLD, '99 Mega Pro XL Ti, '97 Ti Megatube, , '90 something Vento 603,

    Others but still loved,; '80 RIGI, '80 Batavus Professional, '87 Cornelo, '86 Bertoni (sold), '09 Motobecane SS, '98 Hetchins M.O., '09 K2 Mainframe, '89 Trek 2000, '?? Jane Doe (still on the drawing board), '90ish Haro Escape

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •