Shimano Alfine woes.... 8spd IGH
Hello everyone. I know the IGH crowd isn't big here and mostly into old Sturmeys but I ran into an issue with my IGH this morning. I have not been riding in some time I bet this poor bike has been hanging for over 2 years. I cleaned it up yesterday checked the shifting and brakes and everything seemed OK. I took it out this morning and when shifting through the gears ( Jtek barend) the 5 or 6th gear didn't seem to want to catch. All the other gears felt fine this one just felt like when your chain runs 'between' the cogs on the FW. I didn't go more than a few blocks trying to shift then back pedal a little then shift to that gear again but to no avail. When I was rolling up to my flat the gear seemed to be catching but in a lower gear than the next one down.
Any Ideas? I am hoping that it is just a little gummed up from sitting. I doubt there is more than two hundred miles on the hub. Oh it is a 'Red Stripe' (Yeah Beer!!) if that makes a difference. I will repost this on the Yahoo IGH group tomorrow I just wanted to post here before I get back into the 100 email day trap over there.