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Old 01-24-07, 08:32 PM   #1
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"Made in Germany" ebay cog?

Anybody tried these cogs by this ebay seller? He says he's sold them for a year without problems...
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Old 01-24-07, 08:53 PM   #2
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Anybody tried these cogs by this ebay seller? He says he's sold them for a year without problems...
"silver anodized" (aluminum?) Looks kinda junky to me. Lots of people go for crappy things they think they are or will be happy with. I will not name any recent elections.

By the time you pay shipping it's not that much of a bargain anyway. Is saving a few bucks worth stripping your hub or having your cog fail in some nasty way?
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It doesn't have that refined look. Looks like a Surly cog.
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If you buy this, you're going to end up spending about as much as you would for a cheap cog at your LBS.
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Old 01-24-07, 09:19 PM   #5
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The only cogs from Germany I know of are Esjot, which have a terrible reputation.
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Old 01-24-07, 09:29 PM   #6
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It doesn't have that refined look. Looks like a Surly cog.
Wrong...I have a surly cog and it looks nothing like that.
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Old 01-24-07, 09:38 PM   #7
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I used one and yes, it wasn't pretty, I had no problems whatsoever.
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Just get something youre sure about. Seems to me... the cog is one of the LAST places you wanna go cheap on.
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