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    Anyone have a QUIET Surly cog?

    My Surly cog is loud as hell and still hasn't quieted down after some riding. I think it's just the way the teeth are cut, it's very angular and square instead of tapered (more like the EAI design).
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    i have one of the old ones as well as one of the new ones w/ the drillium effect and they are both nice and quiet. were you using the current chain w/ another cog before you put the surly on?

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    My Surly cog is always loud with a new chain, then it pipes down nicely after 300 km or so.

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    mine was quiet until i put it on the hub and rode it
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    my surly cog is kinda loud as well compared to my phils. I was thinking the same thing about the teeth. hmmm...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mander View Post
    My Surly cog is always loud with a new chain, then it pipes down nicely after 300 km or so.
    Thats a relief to hear. I was kind of worried because I swapped out to a new chain yesterday and it still was loud/stuck to the chain.

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    i have a 17t and an 18t surly cog. neither are particularly loud.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mander View Post
    My Surly cog is always loud with a new chain, then it pipes down nicely after 300 km or so.
    Yeah, what he said.

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    Both of mine are very quiet.

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    you don't know 'loud' till you try a IG8
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    never have heard a peep from mine, even when i put it together new chain+new cog = happy

    but it does make sense that a new chain or new cog would make a little noise for the first few good miles.
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    No noise out of mine, either when it was new with a new chain and as it ages.
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    Pretty much silent here (1/8"), and I've usually run with really crappy chainlines to boot. I think it's pretty subjective to your entire setup.

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    Mine is quiet
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    Mine sings DIO songs when I ride
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    Mine sings DEVO songs when I ride

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    Mine is loud as hell too. My chain and cog have been through 500+ miles together. Maybe it depends on the chains, or chain/cog size?

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    Mine's quiet, but I haven't put it on yet.

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    mine plays autechre songs when i ride





    no not really it is pretty quiet

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    it's probably the chain. I noticed this when I switched one out for another and it instantly became quiet.

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    mines is quiet as **** and im using sugino rd

    i have question,
    something is skipping on my cog(its not my chain not bottom bracket) my cog skip!, but idk what to do because my lockring is already tight... o_o should i tighting it up more until i hear clock or something?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaeFixie View Post
    mines is quiet as **** and im using sugino rd

    i have question,
    something is skipping on my cog(its not my chain not bottom bracket) my cog skip!, but idk what to do because my lockring is already tight... o_o should i tighting it up more until i hear clock or something?
    take off your lockring and cog, check the threads, clean and re-grease everything, put the cog on as tight as you can (use the rotafix method making sure you put a rag on the BB so you don't scratch it), then put on lockring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyeswho View Post
    take off your lockring and cog, check the threads, clean and re-grease everything, put the cog on as tight as you can (use the rotafix method making sure you put a rag on the BB so you don't scratch it), then put on lockring.
    whats rotafix method? would chainwhip method work as well as this?

    edit: nvm i got this rotafix method....but im not sure if i should use this... looks risky lol
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    I actually hear cricket noises when I ride.

    Seriously, I hear a constant sound, but not really loud... but does get about twice as loud when I apply back pressure. I've never ridden another setup, so nothing to compare to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaeFixie View Post
    whats rotafix method? would chainwhip method work as well as this?

    edit: nvm i got this rotafix method....but im not sure if i should use this... looks risky lol
    yea rotafix is for if you don't have a chainwhip. I've used it plenty but if you don't like the looks of it just use the whip

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