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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 01-19-05, 01:46 PM   #1
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Best source for a cog?

I have a fixxer on one of my SS's, but I've only run it SS. Want to try fixed to see if I can hang...

Where's the best place to find one (16T or 18T) other than ebay? This is for townie, light commute use so it doesn't have to be hardcore. Can I just use a cassette lockring w/ it?
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Old 01-19-05, 01:49 PM   #2
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check out harris cycles if you want to buy one or if you aren't in the mood to buy one since you won't be riding the bike much then use a bottom bracket lockring....i suggest the first idea though.
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Old 01-19-05, 02:07 PM   #3
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Dumb question. Does a track lockring need a special tool? I have a lockring removal tool for my cassettes, but the track splines seem different from a shimano cassette lockring.
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Old 01-19-05, 02:34 PM   #4
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I just used a pair of channel locks for my lock ring.
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track lockring tool == BB lockring tool

the Park one sucks for DA lockrings though.
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Old 01-19-05, 04:02 PM   #6
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Ideally you want a hook spanner. Channel Lock pliers can't get the lockring on tight enough.

http://www.biketoolsetc.com/index.cg...tem_id=PA-HCW5
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/tools/fixedgear.html
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I can't remember, where do EAI cogs fit in the continum of cog quality? I'm looking for a 17 tooth and my lbs says they're hard to come by right now. But they're selling EAI 17 tooth cogs on e-bay.

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EAI is the best quality cog there is. Period.
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EAI is the best quality cog there is. Period.
I've never owned and EAI cog, but I can't imagine it being better quality than my dura ace cog.

What would make the EAI better than the DA?
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I have a fixxer on one of my SS's, but I've only run it SS. Want to try fixed to see if I can hang...

Where's the best place to find one (16T or 18T) other than ebay? This is for townie, light commute use so it doesn't have to be hardcore. Can I just use a cassette lockring w/ it?
Check with your LBS. They should be able to order one for you. Check the prices at harris cyclery to be sure they aren't charging an outragous price.
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Another tool? Man, this "test" is getting expensive...
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I've never owned and EAI cog, but I can't imagine it being better quality than my dura ace cog.

What would make the EAI better than the DA?
EAI > DA since they exist in sizes larger than 16T

any other reasons?
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I bought a "Wrench Force" hook spanner for $10. Not bad considering "Wrench Force" is a division of Snap-On Tools and is Made in the USA.
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Nashbar has the Soma cogs
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