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Old 10-01-07, 07:35 PM   #12
Pine Cone
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Sorry to hear about your troubles. As the owner of 3 bikes with this hub I am very interested in your findings.

Out of curiosity, what was your impression of the amount and quality of lube in the hub? I have always been suspicious of the "never lube" hype and have always figured the oil bath style of the older 3-speeds would flush away bits of dirt and broken bits of hub gears, etc.

9000 km is enough to break in the hub, but the pictures you posted don't seem to show excessive wear or other damage. I would like to think you could ride one 20,000 to 30,000 km before needing a re-lube or any other repairs.
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