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Old 12-03-09, 11:51 PM   #1
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eighthinch cogs?

are they any good? they look really nice, anybody have anything to say about them?


i feel like this has been discussed before but search is being wacky for me atm so i apologize
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Old 12-04-09, 12:49 AM   #2
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are they any good? they look really nice, anybody have anything to say about them?


i feel like this has been discussed before but search is being wacky for me atm so i apologize
cannot go wrong with an EAI cog. best there is.
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Old 12-04-09, 12:56 AM   #3
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eighthinch cogs are made by EAI?
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Old 12-04-09, 02:15 AM   #4
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eighthinch cogs are made by EAI?
I like to quote the poster right above me too.
Can't go wrong with a Dura Ace cog. best there is
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Old 12-04-09, 02:27 AM   #5
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surly cogs are where its at.
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Old 12-04-09, 06:00 AM   #6
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I had a Surly cog and it was really loud. I've got an EighthInch 18t cog now and think it's awesome.
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I think the Eighthinch cogs have machined surfaces. Thus, it is probably a very good bet. I would go for it.

Stamped out cogs aren't so bad. Sometimes pretty decent. You're gonna have to inspect that stuff before buying though.
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Yeah, they're machined and I was pleasantly surprised by the good quality of both the cog and lockring.
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I have a set of their cranks, and have no issues. They don't seem like the kind of company to put out anything really cheap. If their cog is machined, it should be of good quality.
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Yeah, they're machined and I was pleasantly surprised by the good quality of both the cog and lockring.
+1. Plus they look cool.
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Old 12-04-09, 08:37 AM   #11
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+1. Plus they look cool.
I just went here, and yes, they have a cool finish.
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Yeah, it's like a black chrome finish. Really cool looking.
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cannot go wrong with an EAI cog. best there is.
LOL. Do you believe that because you read that in sheldonbrown.com?
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Old 12-04-09, 09:31 AM   #14
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LOL. Do you believe that because you read that in sheldonbrown.com?
Maybe he read it on CNN. Or saw it on Fox.
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are they any good? they look really nice, anybody have anything to say about them?
I have used Surly, Soma, EAI, Dura Ace, Miche, Eighth Inch, and even generic cheap stamped cogs. I've probably used others too, but can't remember. Honestly, I can't tell the difference. I usually just buy what's on sale somewhere, unless I'm trying to get my chainline to be exact for some reason...then I will buy based on thickness of the cog, but they quality of these cogs are all the same IMO.
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cannot go wrong with an EAI cog. best there is.
I burn thru the rgular EAI cogs every 4 months.
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I burn thru the rgular EAI cogs every 4 months.
Is your chain too tight, or chainline jacked?
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I have used El Cheapo, Surly, and Dura-Ace. I stick to Dura-Ace now just cause its cheaper than a Surly cog and looks better than El Cheapo cog. I could not tell a difference in performance between any of them. Noise difference was negligible.
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