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    Nexus 7 missing high gears

    On my wife's Breezer, the Shimano Nexus 7 hub gear seems to be "missing" the high gears.
    Shifting through the first 5 gears is fine. However, the 6th gear is a step down from the fifth. The 7th gear is a step up from 6th (but still not as much as 5th.)

    Is this something fixable?

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    you have checked the cable abjustment? I am not very experienced with these, I got my first IGH late last year, but if the alignment marks are off just a bit that could cause it. is there alot of miles on it? gotten wet?
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    The cables seem ok. The two 'lines' are aligned properly in the 4th gear as should be. All the low gears seem to be where they should be. (Before this problem, there was an issue with some gears not sticking. However, that was easily resolved by aligning the cables properly.)
    It doesn't have a ton of miles. I think it was ridden in light rain a couple times, but not much.

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    that was all the ideas I had. you'll have to wait for a few of the more dedicated IGH types to get back from the 'thrift store circuit' and see your posting
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    for this IGH, hub dynamo guy it's large waste disposal circuit..but in the end I don't know much about nexus as I ride a Sachs Super 7..but I will look forward to the answer as I have an idea as whats not happening in the hub but no idea how to fix it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Germany_chris View Post
    I have an idea as whats not happening in the hub but no idea how to fix it.
    What is your theory? I'm guessing there is something that keys in a higher gear that is not working, but I'm really clueless as to the internal workings of the gears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L Dude 7 View Post
    What is your theory? I'm guessing there is something that keys in a higher gear that is not working, but I'm really clueless as to the internal workings of the gears.
    You need to take it to a shop who has a good reputation for fixing IGH's. It is *not* simple.
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