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Old 12-12-20, 08:52 PM
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sf/bay area recommended shops for internal gear hub overhaul: 90s sachs 7 speed

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so i have a bike with a 90s sachs 7 speed hub, the super 7. It's seen about 10,000 miles with me and haven't had any service and its recommended to get a service more frequently. just looking to take care of my bike more. any who, any recommended shops that have experience with this sort of thing? I called blue heron bikes and they said they've done overhauls of the shimano 7 and 8 speed internal hubs, and they also mentioned cycle monkey. anyone have any experience with either of these shops? its a rather delicate thing and so I'm rather apprehensive
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Old 12-13-20, 06:27 PM
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I am removing my post which doesn’t seem very useful. I looked at the sites for the two shops you mentioned. Blue heron and Cycle monkey. Never heard of either one. But when my Shimano 8 speed hub needs service in a year or so I will definitely check them out. Good luck to all of us.

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Old 12-14-20, 06:01 PM
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yeah i hadn't either, however it appears blue heron focuses on city bikes and I think has quite a few internal gear hub bikes. They said cycle monkey has better service. So probably the best now, that we can hope for. Aaron's in seattle, WA seems great and has tons of pics of their overhauls (loads of the more complex ones) and appears to have done this for a long time. Anywho, I'll update the post and include where I will get mine done, after I get mine overhauled. Probably just somewhere local

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@cloudsofviolet have you checked out Cupertino Bike Shop? Their mechanic is my go-to guy on older bike issues. They do a lot of vintage bike rebuilds and overhauls. Not sure if they do internal hubs, but I would be surprised if they don't.
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I never saw any indication while buying a bike at Cupertino bike shop that they do work on internal gear hubs--could be wrong, but it didn't strike me as something they do. I do go to Aaron's on occasion and his display cases are filled with rather eccentric gear. It's primary a repair shop that sells some refurbished bikes. Aaron is maybe a bit overly opinionated but does know his stuff about bikes--I would trust him with this work. Internal gears would make sense for a Seattle city bike.
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2 places worth a call https://www.silvacycles.com/ (408) 871-1430 or Slough's Bike Shoppe (408) 293-1616

anymore internal gears are pretty esoteric

I just found this but have no personal experience... Bike Teacher BIke Teacher Home Page arthur@biketeacher.com (408) 210-2980 i will check him out as he is virtually around the corner from me
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Originally Posted by squirtdad View Post
2 places worth a call https://www.silvacycles.com/ (408) 871-1430 or Slough's Bike Shoppe (408) 293-1616

anymore internal gears are pretty esoteric

I just found this but have no personal experience... Bike Teacher BIke Teacher Home Page arthur@biketeacher.com (408) 210-2980 i will check him out as he is virtually around the corner from me
+1 for Silva. Tahn was the first person I thought of when I read this.
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