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Old 11-18-08, 04:01 PM   #1
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Inexpensive Cog Update - Edge Elite

I needed some cogs for my first fixed conversion and found some at KB cylce werks. They were originally $9.99, but I see they raised the price to $12.99. I actually bought three for $25.

http://www.kbcyclewerks.com/edge-tra...ogs-p-126.html

They just arrived and I'd like to report on the cogs. TEETH:They are nicely machined, CNC cogs. THREADS; are fine - I tried them out on a new hub and they and look and feel very good. Cogs are just under 8mm and line up perfectly to my hub's 42mm chainline. I'll use a bit of anti-seize when assembling, just to be safe. HARDNESS: I'm a tool and die make by trade and without a Rockwell tester, I'd say that they are about 55-58 Rc. FINISH Matt black with lettering. Not flashy, but utilitarian.

They are more than I expected for the price and I think they'll do just fine for a fixed/ss.

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Old 11-18-08, 04:02 PM   #2
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A lot cheaper than I paid for mine!
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Old 11-18-08, 04:36 PM   #3
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I got one in 19t and it seems alrite, I'm not sure what the price was since I traded my shop for a different one I had.
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Old 11-18-08, 05:05 PM   #4
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How and where did you get THREE for 25 bucks?
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Old 11-18-08, 05:34 PM   #5
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Yes, edge elite cogs are solid. A step down from dura-ace, but a definite step up from stamped cogs that run a few dollars more.
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Old 11-18-08, 06:24 PM   #6
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Where did I get three for $25? - from KB. Originally they were listed on ebay for a "Buy it Now " price of $9.99. I emailed KB and asked how much for 3 cogs and the reply was $25. Shipping was reasonable - $5 to Canada and only $4 to the US. As I said, I noticed the price went up, but I still think they're a bargain. Solid and well made. They don't have the bling of a dura-ace cog I've seen, but I bet they work just as good. I thought I was getting a stamped cog.
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Old 11-18-08, 06:38 PM   #7
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**** blinged cogs, you can barely see that **** on the bike anyways.
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Old 11-18-08, 06:55 PM   #8
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They look a lot like IRO cogs to me.
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Old 11-18-08, 07:00 PM   #9
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loctite?

are you using a lockring?

trying to remove your cog = FAIL.
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Old 11-18-08, 07:07 PM   #10
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No - Loctite!!! I have a LH thread lockring on my flip-flop. Just was going to use a touch of anti seize compound on the threads at assembly. It doesn't hurt when mixing hardened steel with T6 aluminum (hub).

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