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Service life of a Shimano 3n71 dynohub

Old 07-12-17, 02:48 PM
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Service life of a Shimano 3n71 dynohub

How long should a Shimano 3nXX dyno hub last? Just rolled 10k miles on mine and wondering if it should be re-greased. Can it be serviced? I've read here on the net that there are wear and replace unit. So far it's running smooth as far as a dynohub can run smooth. (Notchy but not excessively)
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How long should a Shimano 3nXX dyno hub last? Just rolled 10k miles on mine and wondering if it should be re-greased. Can it be serviced?
AFAIK these are not meant to be serviced, but used until they fail. It might be possible to service, but information is hard to find. I serviced a Dahon "Joule" hub (early version) after it failed and I had nothing to lose. My write-up is here: https://hubstripping.wordpress.com/2...le-dynamo-hub/. It looks like "Image 12" may be a hub similar to yours. If it is, yours may have one cup/cone bearing and one cartridge bearing. My hub had two cartridges. As you can see, there's a lot of work involved; it would be cheaper to replace the hub rather than service it unless you do it yourself. I had un doing it though!
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