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which parts to grease and oil on a Sachs 3 speed internal gear hub?

Old 05-03-17, 02:47 PM
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which parts to grease and oil on a Sachs 3 speed internal gear hub?

I have a Sachs 3 speed internal gear hub. It actually is an early 90s 3x7. Now after 23 years some part of the clutch assembly broke. I am now waiting for the spare parts to come in. While doing that I also want to completely clean out and re-lubricate the hub.
I have read through several sites like Sheldown Brown and the maintenance sites on ride your bike: SRAM / Sachs Internal Gear Hub Service.
They all recommend marine grease and Phil Wood tenacious oil. But I am not sure where to apply the oil and where to apply the grease.
I want to make sure I do it the right way.

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Bearings and gears get greased, everything else gets dowsed in oil. You may find it easier to simply dip the clean internals in oil, then grease any bearings/gears that are exposed. 3 speed hubs are easy, in that regard, and typically do not require complete disassembly to grease the gears.

Avoid getting any grease on the pawls, as that may cause slipping.
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Thanks. Can the pawls be oiled or is it just the greasing that needs be avoided? Thx
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Yes. Everything that isn't the greatest or the bearings should be oiled. A thin coating is most easily achieved by dipping the internals, but dripping the internals with oil from a pump can or bottle is sufficient.
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