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    cog importance

    hello there,
    im building now my first fixed gear build and i was wondered how much money should i invest in a first cog and how important it is?
    thanks!!

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    Invest? Just buy a cog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ngy1995 View Post
    hello there,
    ..... and how important it is? thanks!!
    I have a feeling your bike won't work without one. Try it and report back in the name of science.

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    oh! and a chainring...you'll need one of those.
    And a chain.

    Other things too.

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    It's getting a little late for lunch. Should I just eat a snack and invest in an early dinner instead?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    It's getting a little late for lunch. Should I just eat a snack and invest in an early dinner instead?
    I'd think of that as more of a down payment on dinner.

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    ]invest in a set of three or more quality cogs in a wide range- a 20t a 16t and a 13t, a chain whip, lockring wrench, chainbreak, and a few masterlinks.

    /seriousness

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    Quote Originally Posted by ngy1995 View Post
    i was wondered how much money should i invest in a first cog and how important it is?
    Definition: Invest

    "To expend money with the expectation of achieving a profit or material result by putting it into financial schemes, shares, or property, or by using it to develop a commercial venture."

    One does not Invest in bicycle parts, or sandwiches, they are Expenditures.
    In this case as previously noted a necessary expenditure or one will be pushing one's collection of other bicycle related expenditures around without propulsive effect.

    Reading any of the plethora of threads in this sub-forum relating to appropriate size in relationship to overall gearing and use might be helpful in making a useful expenditure.

    As far as Investments are concerned a Stock Index Fund and a Bond Index Fund are generally recommended by FG road cyclists who mount a front brake while Playing Craps is favored by those who do not.

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    What, Me Worry? - Alfred E. Neuman

    Quote Originally Posted by Dcv View Post
    I'd like to think i have as much money as brains.

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    The underlying suggestion behind the silliness is that decent cogs aren't expensive and there's no need to spend huge amounts. You will have to buy a few anyway to you can mess about with gearing, though buying these as you decide you need them is a probably a good plan. For guidance on brands and prices, have a look on Scrod's site and use that as a guide. What's available in local shops is probably a good guide too. Just don't buy el-cheapo because the threading is usually pretty poor and can mess up a hub.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
    It's a European or Asian Import that is Made in the USA?

    Somebody's lying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gl98115 View Post
    It's a European or Asian Import that is Made in the USA?

    Somebody's lying.
    Perhaps they're shipped to Europe or Asia before re-importing them.
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    Jeez you guys are on a roll tonight lol.

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    30 hairs for one of theseEAI Deluxe track cogs | Retrogression

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    So a higher end cog will or will not show a major difference in comparison to a mid range?

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    As in pricing and quality not sizing i rides 16t

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