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Originally Posted by Steely Dan View Post
i always thought that you're supposed to be in whatever gear is your direct drive gear when disengaging the shift cable from an IGH, which for my Alfine 8 is gear 5. that's always what i've done without issue.
Why would that be? When you take the cable off, the hub is going to jump into 8 anyway.

I am having trouble understanding the reasoning behind this.

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