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  1. #1
    The Voice of Reason
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    repairing ig hubs

    so when these hubs break, is it possible to repair them yourself or do they get sent back to the manufacturer? i was thinking of getting an alfine and they seem durable for mtb but if it breaks i want to be able to fix it myself or at least get it repaired locally.
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    I have no idea what your repair skills are so it's a hard question to answer. Can you pull apart your whole rear hub and replace or overhaul the cassette body or pawls? If so you should be able, with the right tools, to repair your hub. Finding an LBS that can fix a hub shouldn't be a problem, but finding one that WILL might be another issue. Working on IG stuff is no different that any other repair if you know what you're doing and have the parts and tools.

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    i'm sure i could pull it apart. getting it back together without any leftover pieces might be a problem. i'm not familiar enough with ig hubs to know what usually breaks.
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    You need some special tools, read this Nexus service manual :
    http://bike.shimano.com/publish/cont...08%20ohaul.pdf

    And its a real pain to find spare-parts .

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