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Old 01-28-11, 05:06 PM   #1
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cog and wheel

This is probably a dumb question, but when you order a rear wheel, say a velocity b43 or a weinmann attak deep v, do they come with a cog or do you have to buy that separately?
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depends on who you're buying it from
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Usually not... you might get a lockring though if the set is laced to formula.... but I would swap that cheap aluminum formula lockring for a proper machined steel dura ace one ASAP.
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If we're talking about the wheel you're having built by Bell's Bike Shop, you'll need to purchase a cog and lockring separately.
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thats the one i was talking about lol thanks!
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is there a big difference between a regular one and a dura ace one?
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Formula lockrings are fine, but nothing special. I had one. It was very light and felt super flimsy compared to the Dura Ace one I now have, but it did its job ok.
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is there a big difference between a regular one and a dura ace one?
Dura Ace is steel, Formula is aluminium. In this case, steel is definitely real.
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Not trying to Hijack the thread, but I am considering a Cog (preferibly 17t), Should I go with the All City, Miche setup, or splurge for the Sugino set and never worry again?



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Miche set up is good if you change your ratio a lot, besides that, Dura Ace, EAI, All-City, EighthInch, Soma, IRO, Surly, Origin8 are just as good.

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Miche set up is good if you change your ratio a lot, besides that, Dura Ace, EAI, All-City, EighthInch, Soma, IRO, Soma, Origin8 are just as good.
you put soma twice, but yes, that is a good list.

that and phil wood cogs.

but your wallet hates phil wood as a whole.
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Oops, I meant Surly.

I don't think Phil or EAI Gold Medal cogs are worth the premium.
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Miche set up is good if you change your ratio a lot, besides that, Dura Ace, EAI, All-City, EighthInch, Soma, IRO, Surly, Origin8 are just as good.
Vixtor, is there a thread around here about it?

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+1; I'm a victim here; I have 4 phil cogs....
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i currently have a 46t crank and a 15t cog, origin 8 crank and not sure what my cog is but im thinking about switching to a 16t cog...does that change my gear ratio much? sorry im a newb

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Eighth Inch and All City are the same cogs, but the Eighth Inch has the black coating on it. I think Alien also uses the same cogs, as many other companies probably do. I run an Eighth Inch and I like it, but the black coating doesn't really do anything because it wears off fairly quickly where the chain contacts the teeth.

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i currently have a 46t crank and a 15t cog, origin 8 crank and not sure what my cog is but im thinking about switching to a 16t cog...does that change my gear ratio much? sorry im a newb
What kind of terrain do you run in? Do you use your bike as a commuter or for longer rides?
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Pretty much flat terrain, i use it as a commuter bike the furthest i have gone is 10 miles or so
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