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Old 08-19-12, 03:54 PM   #1
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Marginal Cogs ?

I just replaced the WAY over-stretched chain and chainrings on an older Specialized mountain bike running a 7spd. steel cogged freewheel. Only the highest (13 tooth) cog skips as a result, the others work just fine under the highest load I am able to provide them with.
Should I just replace the small cog, or should I assume that close to half of them are close to being problematic?
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Old 08-19-12, 04:09 PM   #2
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IF I used NEW rings & chain, I'd probably use a new Free Wheel just for principal.
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If you can find a freewheel cog, just replace it.
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IF I used NEW rings & chain, I'd probably use a new Free Wheel just for principal.
Too many bikes in the fleet to allow principle to overide economics. Do the same w/my motorized vehicles.
Back when I had one car and one bike, principle prevailed.
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If you can find a freewheel cog, just replace it.
Will start a search, and if available that's what I'll do.
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Will start a search, and if available that's what I'll do.
If it's a Sachs (Maillard) I might be able to help you out. I know I can't help with SunTour, I'm running a 12t temporarily while looking for a 13t myself.
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