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Old 05-05-06, 07:50 PM   #1
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Superbe pro track cog

The little LBS near me ( who made fun of me for not having a rear brake on a fixed gear, this from a guy who has been riding fixed for 30 years) has a few superbe pro track cogs for $15 each. Are they worth it? Should i buy them all and ebay them? It seems cheap if they are decent cogs. I figure he's had them under the counter for at least 10 years and never changed the price.
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The little LBS near me ( who made fun of me for not having a rear brake on a fixed gear, this from a guy who has been riding fixed for 30 years) has a few superbe pro track cogs for $15 each. Are they worth it? Should i buy them all and ebay them? It seems cheap if they are decent cogs. I figure he's had them under the counter for at least 10 years and never changed the price.
I don't know if it'd be worth it to try and flip them on ebay mostly because I don't know what they go for, but I'd certainly stock up for myself at that price.
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I kinda though about that too. Are they good cogs. I know most of the superbe pro is well thought of, i just don't know anything about their cogs and the ol' interweb didn't help much.
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I've never used one, but I fondled one once, and it sure felt well made. Suntour Superbe stuff is all good as far as I know, and for $15 it's hard to get even a decent cog let alone an excellent one.
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12T cogs will be worth lots, as suntour was the only one to ever make them
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not quite true.
SOMA makes them
and I think Campy did too.
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Don't buy them all and ebay them, that's silly and greedy, and you probably wouldn't make much anyway. Just buy what you need and use them. They aren't that much better/worse than dura ace cogs, which cost about the same(maybe a little more, bensbike has them for eighteen bucks).

And Suntour was not the only company to make 12t cogs. I have a 12t dura ace cog to prove it, 10 pitch at that.
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I have a 12t dura ace cog to prove it, 10 pitch at that.
well that's completely useless then.
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Didn't we bicker about this before?
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12T cogs will be worth lots, as suntour was the only one to ever make them
Sugino makes 12T cogs now
http://www.suginoltd.co.jp/track_e.html
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If you really want to make several bucks for each one you eBay, go for it. Seems like you shold have better things to spend your time on...
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