I estimate my Downtube Mini has 3500 to 4000 miles on it. Adjustment on the hub has always been finicky, but I recently replaced the shift cable housing to a Shimano SIS type cable, which (I think) is a little more resistant to stretch/compression. It now shifts pretty reliably (knock on wood) on all the lower gears. But now, even when all the other gears are reliable, 8th is terrible. It skips all over the place, which is pretty scary when riding fast enough to be in 8th gear (28 mph, minimum?).
So I am wondering, is my hub still out of adjustment, or is it perhaps wearing out? Is there any way to tell the difference? Has anyone noticed the effects of wear on their hub (yet)? I know Jur broke one, of course; but I'm fairly certain there is nothing broken on mine (yet). Anyone?