Re: 8s Alfine questions
Some people have written about opening up new Nexus and Alfines to find they were inadequately greased from the factory. This may be why some people find their hubs work better after a dip. It's possible centrifugal force throws off grease from central works with use, while oil continuously flows throughout. Expect some oil to leak with use. Make it a habit to periodically check the yellow shift alignment marks on the cassette joint. Avoid using Jagwire inline cable adjusters.
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