Harris has decided that they're going to try to offer relubrication service for Shimano Nexus/ Alfine hubs.
They're going to get the kit on Thursday, and test it out with a hub they already have and then hopefully do mine over the weekend if I can get the bike out there before work on Friday morning. Good thing I've got Minerva mostly up and running -or more importantly stopping, or at least stopping better than before. But that's another post!
I know that there are an increasing number of people out there with these hubs, so just wanted to pass the info along. I'll also report back on how it works after the relubrication and whether it solves the problem.
I looked at the hubstripping place in Seattle that Steve A sent the link for, and it was pretty scary. I hope that those scarily rusted hubs they showed "after one year" were bikes that were living outside.
I do ride through the winter, but I don't actually think my bike gets terribly wet. I try not to ride in downpours (although I have a handful of times) and my bike is pampered by living under cover both at work and home. If this relubrication works out, I'll probably add it to my yearly service routine- getting a wheel rebuilt with a new hub would really be a killer.