Hey everyone, I had just swapped my cog and when I finally checked it for the first time since last April (didn't really re-grease it since I knew it already had a good amount of grease between the treads). And well, when I took a closer look I saw a crack. How exactly does the cog crack? Use over time? Durability issues with EAI cogs?
Luckily I switched it out sooner than later, another crack was starting to develop, but had not gone the whole way yet. There were plenty of chips as you can see in the picture...
Not to sound typical, but you should've went with Dura Ace lol
Yeah, I've heard good stories about DuraAce, but EAI is still pretty good. Although it's their cheapest line up of cogs (Deluxe, Superstar, Gold Medal)... I bought this 14t from a bike swap for $10 and it was brand new when I got it too.
I've never seen any cog crack like that. You should contact Dave Lundegard at EAI.
And that's exactly what I did! Dave replied back this morning and told me to ship it in to them and they will replace it at no charge.
Originally Posted by xavier853
Have you only had the cog since last april? Or was that the last time you greased?
I just got an EAI cog (17t) and this is kind of disconcerting.
That was when I got the cog and the last time I greased it as well. I didn't really need to grease it anymore (or so I thought) but even though I only greased it once since the installation, when I took it apart yesterday, there were still a whole lot of grease left both on the threads and the cog and lockring.
I just picked up a 17t EAI Deluxe as well and installed that yesterday. Double checked everything but now I'll have to do more monthly maintenance.