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    Rear cog on Single Speeder

    I've recently been building up an old road bike frame, and I'd like to make it a single speeder. So far, I have pretty good parts on it: a Campy NR crankset, Phil woods BB, Brooks saddle, Campy brakes, etc.. I was just wondering the importance of the rear cog in overall performance. As of right now, I'm planning to use a plain, low end Shimano cog from a cassette. Are there any particular brands or types of cogs that are designed specifically for single speed (not fixed gear) bikes, or should I be fine with the Shimano cog? I've dumped a lot of money on this bike, and would prefer not to spend more, but if it would make a big difference I would shell out for a high end cog. Thanks for the help.

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    a dozen or more at any given time. currently: pro concept pro, badd 24", hutch trickstar, looptail pk ripper, reynolds quad, 82 hutch pro racer, yamaha "a" model, matthews monoshock, and several more.
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    do you already have the hubs? a quality sealed cartridge bearing freewheel hub with a white industries freewheel is one way to go swank.
    BMX...the ultimate brutalis of SS. :)

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    I presume you do not have a wheel that takes a thread-on freewheel, but rather a cassette free hub body?

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