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    Senior Member Lascauxcaveman's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhm View Post
    One of us should design the correct anti-turn washers (and have a get 3d printed) so we can run these hubs with a proper to tube and seat stay cable run. That would solve some of the trouble, I think.
    I was thinking about this when I bought the anti-rotation bits for mine (the only thing I didn't get with the kit) I noticed they make several different kinds/angles, and was wondering if you just bought the correct "wrong" ones, if it would make that little receiver arm line up correctly with the seat stay. I haven't done the math, but someone with a better grasp of basic geometry could figure this out.
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    Bianchi Goddess Bianchigirll's Avatar
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    I got several washers with the parts kit but had to buy the fancy verticle washers. IIRC I did fool around mixing and matching washers but no combo really seemed to give a good angle with the seatstay routing.
    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,

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Hood View Post
    I'd love to have that setup on a recumbent trike. On a trike you never become unstable at low speed, so if you've got the gears you can sit there spinning at 90 RPM while you crawl forward at 1 mph.
    Actually, I've never found stability to be an issue in the super low gears. I did, however, pedal the rear wheel out of the dropouts the first time I took it on a trail ride. I came to a short steep section with a large root crossing the trail. I figured this was a perfect spot to try the low-low-low (sounds like a dance) and down shifted. The front tire bumped the root, I applied force to the pedals, and the wheel popped out! I still laugh about it.
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    Back to the Alfine 8 shifting woes; I was fiddling with mine this week, ditching the ridiculous inverted M-bars and going with a brand new J-tek shifter on rando bars. But just before that, I was riding it around and noticed that mine, too, had developed some iffy shifting, particularly in gears 5, 6 & 7. Felt almost like a mild chain skip, but of course it wasn't. "OMG! BG's bike has given my bike the cooties over the internet!"

    Then, while setting up the rear brake on the bike, I noticed the rear axel wasn't fully tight within the hub. Either the PO or I had at one point loosened the locknut over the NDS cone and it had backed out a wee bit, giving the axel just a hair of wobble. Tightened it back up and that seemed to take care of the bad shifting.
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    I just had a similar issue with a Nexus 7, in my case the lock nuts were loose, along with some iffy cable adjustment. Both corrected, along with a new inner cable (different issue) and everything now works like it should. FWIW this is a pretty high mileage bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lascauxcaveman View Post
    Back to the Alfine 8 shifting woes; I was fiddling with mine this week, ditching the ridiculous inverted M-bars and going with a brand new J-tek shifter on rando bars. But just before that, I was riding it around and noticed that mine, too, had developed some iffy shifting, particularly in gears 5, 6 & 7. Felt almost like a mild chain skip, but of course it wasn't. "OMG! BG's bike has given my bike the cooties over the internet!"

    Then, while setting up the rear brake on the bike, I noticed the rear axel wasn't fully tight within the hub. Either the PO or I had at one point loosened the locknut over the NDS cone and it had backed out a wee bit, giving the axel just a hair of wobble. Tightened it back up and that seemed to take care of the bad shifting.
    I beg your pardon? My Bianchi did no such thing, she is a very clean girl. Just to be certain however I put her on a strict 8pm curfew and changed my forum password.
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    Bianchi Goddess Bianchigirll's Avatar
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    SUCCESS!!!!!

    I after rerouting the cable a few weeks ago and going for a test stroll around the neighborhood, I finally took the Boarala out for her first ever real ride. When I first built it I was mostly doing errand type stuff with her but today I gave her a good 25 mile shake down cruze.

    She is heavy! Between the IGH and the dynamo that is a lot of weight to drag up and down the stairs. While the setup may make it look small I can actually only lift the front wheel about 2-3", a little much for a road bike but considering this is a Celeste blooded 'cross machine I think the fit is good. The handling was just what I would expect for a Bianchi but I am not sure if it was the weight or the slightly bigger tire than I am used to that made it seem a bit sluggish at times.

    I don't know how many of you have an IGH with the backwards Jtek but my knees hate it!! Despite trying to keep in mind that shifting was backwards I seemed to find myself shifting to a bigger gear when climbing and then as I started down..... You got it! I jammed that shifter down and almost dislocated my knees!

    The one town I ride through put some oil and chip on a road that was getting pretty beat up so I even got to do a little gravel grinding. I may load this in the car and head down the road to a rail trail Thurs and give it a good 20 mile path ride.




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    Senior Member Lascauxcaveman's Avatar
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    It's taken me a while to get used to that backwards business with the Jtek, too.
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    So you pull up for a higher gear?
    @Bianchigirll, how do you like the hybrid drivetrain? Do you use the FD much at all?

    As you may know, my Bianchi Volpe is extremely heavy but also versatile. I call it my SUV. It also has a dynamo hub, which I adore.

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    Bianchi Goddess Bianchigirll's Avatar
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    The 'cassette joint' that changes the gears rotates counter clockwise to shift into a higher gear so the cable needs to be pulled, which means pulling up on the barend.

    The hybrid set up is pretty funky. I blocked out the granny because it is pretty useless around here. The larger rings are (IIRC) 48/52 sort of a halfstep gearing I found I did use the front quite a bit. I found at times that the 'sweet gear' seemed to fall between gears so splitting the gear seemed to work out pretty good.

    Cassette joint, the cable attaches at the hook looking thing by the yellow dot.




    OH That is sort of what the Volpe was built for, to do a little bit of everything.
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    aka Tom Reingold noglider's Avatar
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    Good explanation and picture.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
    OH That is sort of what the Volpe was built for, to do a little bit of everything.
    Yup, I call it my SUV. With the lights, rack, fenders, etc., it weighs about 34 pounds! But it's great for almost everything I do. Sometimes I pass or at least keep up with roadies, so I can pat myself on the back for doing so well on such a heavy bike.
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