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Old 03-07-08, 02:56 PM   #1
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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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Old 03-07-08, 03:01 PM   #2
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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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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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Old 03-07-08, 03:38 PM   #8
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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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Old 03-07-08, 05:10 PM   #11
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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.
Gotta wear down those sharp edges and high points.
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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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Old 03-07-08, 05:28 PM   #14
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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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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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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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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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