Seeking a Schlumpf hub due to the post below. Working with a short timeline.
This is a post about SLIPPAGE! I have a last-gen hub #829 and experienced the intermittent slippage / freewheeling problem today during a ride. I rode an additional 20+ miles in 1:1 and had no problems, as I got advice that that I’d be fine to get home on my own. I had ridden over 10 miles straight in gear immediately before this happened with no issues … downshifted for navigating an intersection, upshifted again, and boom, slippage.
I’m training for a seven day, 454 mile ride that starts in less than four weeks. Transportation paid for, vacation booked, etc. (Any other RAGBRAI riders here?) and therefore I don’t have a lot of time to figure this out as I need the geared mechanism to complete the longer days.
I have checked everything … the bearing caps are the correct torque, the cranks have the correct torque, I checked with and without the shifting buttons, added the exactly specificed grease that Muniorbust sells off this page. I’ve been adding grease every 6 months since I have owned this. The slippage occurred in the first nine ‘in gear’ checks I did, so I didn’t bother to complete all 24 checks.
For those that sent the hub to Switzerland for this issue, how long did it take to receive it back?
Has anyone had success contacting Schlumpf lately? I heard that it is difficult to get in touch.
Is there anything I didn’t do or that you’d recommend? Alternatively, how did you ‘know’ that it was time to send it back? Just that you’d tried everything?
Does anyone have a KH36 with a hub that I could borrow for this 454 mile ride? I planned on focusing on other styles after the long ride, so I could deal with a long turn around as soon as August 1st rolls around.
Does anyone have a hub FOR SALE?? I’m in the Chicago area and would literally come pick it up if it were in the midwest, east coast, or plains states.