Where to go for hub gears?
Hello - I'd be very grateful for some advice.
I've had a Batavus (Entrada Spirit) Dutch bike for 4 years now, never had any difficulty whatsoever with the 7 speed hub gears.
Following a chain replacement and service last week, the gears stopped engaging properly. Took the bike back to the shop and they said they had fixed them, but after cycling off, gears 1-5 appear to be working properly, but 6 & 7 are engaging but with the resistance only of gear 2 or 3.
The shop is saying that the hub gears may have 'coincidentally' gone at the same time and might need opening up and replacing: this seems a little fishy to me, but I don't know.
Does anyone have any advice on what might have happened/what to do - and any suggestions of reliable shops good for hub gear repairs in London (ideally within spitting distance of Victoria or Clapham).