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Old 01-25-07, 04:43 PM   #1
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Funny info sent with my Surly cog

Just got my new Surly cog in the mail.

It came with a small page of information/instructions/disclaimers stapled inside the packaging.

This is the usual sort of thing that I would not even glance at. (How much instruction does one need to twist it on a hub?) But for some reason, I read it.

I don't want to spoil the laughs, so I won't repeat what it said, but I HIGHLY recommend that if you get one to make sure to read it through from beginning to end.

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Old 01-25-07, 04:48 PM   #2
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Next thing you know there will be Surly cogs in Christmas crackers. Was it the dingle cog?
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Old 01-25-07, 04:50 PM   #3
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spoil the laughs.
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yeah spoil it, I'm not apt to buy a Surly cog any time soon.
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ten bucks its not going to be that funny now that he has built it all up.
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did it say, "ha, jokes on your for buying a surly cog!"
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haha
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I give it 4.5 on 10. Not actually funny, but quite funny compared to normal legal disclaimers.
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Somebody owes me ten bucks
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I think this company has funnier manuals....
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i remember reading my disclaimer on the sh*tter and barely laughed out a fart.
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If you screwed up and broke your bag as a result of your own action...we can still help. Give us a call and let us know what happened. If your story is sufficiently ridiculous you may qualify for a free repair.
I always liked this part of the Chrome warranty. Makes them seem like pretty legit dudes.
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ok, so what's the funny bit? seemed like some pretty standard instructions, if a bit cheeky.
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ok, so what's the funny bit? seemed like some pretty standard instructions, if a bit cheeky.
If normal legal disclaimer and instructions lack anything these days, it's cheek. I like it.
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I worked for a while in a pro-audio consultancy. The equipment manufacturer Rane used to periodically issue spoof spec sheets, which were very funny, at least to someone in the industry. You may get a laugh out of it. My father used to review products for Studio Sound, and he wrote two reviews of this, the Pseudo Acoustic Infector, one as if it was a deadly serious product, the other a spoof itself. Sadly, neither was published, despite the fact that it referred to the item changing it's depth so that when you installed it in a rack, it was always slightly too deep to allow you to plug in the connectors.

http://www.rane.com/pdf/old/pi14dat.pdf
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Surly has redesigned their cogs in the last few years. Sheldon used to not recommend them. Now he says wait and see. I can't vouch for it yet (still in packaging). But it passes the eyeball test. We shall see. If it sucks, I will be sure to complain about it here.
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If normal legal disclaimer and instructions lack anything these days, it's cheek. I like it.
t'was enough to make me chuckle a bit... hell, *i* even understand what they're talking about.
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About as funny as an arrow through the neck with a gas bill tied to it
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That is awesome. Even EE's can get it!

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Surly has redesigned their cogs in the last few years. Sheldon used to not recommend them. Now he says wait and see. I can't vouch for it yet (still in packaging). But it passes the eyeball test. We shall see. If it sucks, I will be sure to complain about it here.
i've had a surly cog on one of my bikes for close to 3 years now, and though i don't ride it constantly, it's seen plenty of klicks and i've had no problems with it.
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I've got one, and it's just fine.
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