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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 10-28-06, 11:09 AM   #1
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Sources for Inexpensive Track Cogs

Where can I find inexpensive track cogs? I really want to try out fixed gear, but Im a college student on a TIGHT budget
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Old 10-28-06, 11:14 AM   #2
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Where can I find inexpensive track cogs? I really want to try out fixed gear, but Im a college student on a TIGHT budget
if your budget is so tight you're concerned about the cost of a cog, you probably don't have the money to build a conversion in the first place.

all the same, though, if you're looking for deals, check ebay or your lbs's used parts bin.
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Old 10-28-06, 12:24 PM   #3
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All I need is the cog and a lock ring, and my current set-up will be good to go.
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Old 10-28-06, 12:37 PM   #4
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$25 will get you a DA cog.
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Old 10-28-06, 12:49 PM   #5
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Exactly, and a cheap new cog will probably just chew your hub.
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http://aebike.com/page.cfm?action=de...=30&SKU=FW6888

da cog for 17 + shipping.
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Soma cogs are $20 at Nashbar. Some people seem to think they are sub par for reasons I have never heard articulated, but in my experience they are pretty nice, and certainly adequate for an inexpensive cog.
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I have had good luck with the no-name spicer cog. I think it is less than $10, I got it when I was jobless and haven't found a need to replace it now that I have a job...

http://spicercycles.com/index.cgi?ca...cat_desc=Track. Yep, $7.

Fast/cheap shipping, awesome customer service.

[edit]has anyone tried these and had a bad experience?[/edit]
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Unfortunately they seem to want $17 to ship an item to Canada that would honestly cost less than <$2. Damn online retailers always like to rip on shipping.
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"Buying a track cog is not a time to be thrifty."

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Unfortunately they seem to want $17 to ship an item to Canada that would honestly cost less than <$2. Damn online retailers always like to rip on shipping.
they are actually located downtown Kalamazoo. They have a VERY nice shop. International shipping is a *****.




I apreciate the links folks.
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Yeah I don't quite understand it. Domestic shipping from states to state is like $6 or whatever, and that goes to the north reaches of United States. As soon as it crosses the border by 1m in shipping is 3x that amount? :|
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Close out!!!3/32": 18T Cro-Mo $16.95 each contact brent@philwood.com


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