Internal gear hubs sealed for rain?

Discussion in 'Commuting and Road Safety' started by garage sale GT, Sep 15, 2007.

  1. garage sale GT

    garage sale GT New Member

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    Does anyone have any experience commuting with a newer Nexus or Sturmey hub in the rain?

    I was formerly of the opinion that thick grease would not allow grit to migrate into a hub with dust caps but no seals but it seems not to work that way.

    Has anyone put a lot of miles on these things in rainy weather? Or maybe repacked one and observed whether or not they have good seals?
     
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  2. jawnn

    jawnn New Member

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    I know some one that had one of he cheap hubs and it didn't last long. Bad seal, dirt, no good.

     
  3. threaded

    threaded New Member

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    Every time they come out with some new geared hub I try it out, and a few weeks later get my money back.

    Only thing I've found that can survive the power/torque/daily commuting punishment is a Rohloff.
     
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