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Old 10-07-15, 03:12 PM
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Possible to Buy 34T Cog for Shimano/SRAM Cassette Body?

I'm wondering if it is possible to by just a 34 tooth (or 36T) cog somewhere. It does not seem like Miche makes them, and MTB vendors like Wolftooth seem to sell 40T super grannies but not 34T cogs. I've got a more than sufficient selection of 28-11T cogs and spacers. It just annoys me that I might have to buy a whole frigging cassette to get one gear.

Note: I know that "better" cassettes have the larger few cogs on a spider for weight savings. When I get good enough to notice the weight difference I have worn my current setup enough to justify a light setup. Right now, I want a single alloy or steel disc with pointy bits.
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went out with Uniglide.
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
went out with Uniglide.

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11-34 cassettes are really inexpensive.....less than 3X the price of Miche individual cogs.

I purchased an 11-32 just for the 32 for my 8 speed 14-32 (Miche 14T first position, 13-26 minus the 13 & 14 for the middle, and 32 from a cheap 11-32).
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Originally Posted by nfmisso View Post
11-34 cassettes are really inexpensive.....less than 3X the price of Miche individual cogs.
I know. Perhaps my depression era grandad had undue influence on me... I just hate throwing/shelving away a perfectly good cassette because I want to take out the 12T between 11 and 13 and pop a 34 on the back.
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Originally Posted by justinzane View Post
I know. Perhaps my depression era grandad had undue influence on me... I just hate throwing/shelving away a perfectly good cassette because I want to take out the 12T between 11 and 13 and pop a 34 on the back.
There is likely a market (Ebay, CL) for the leftover cogs/spacers, for other folks customizing cassettes. Sort of the online version of the old-time cog board.
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Something like this?

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The (Shimano) 34t cog was always riveted into a cluster so it doesn't exist as a replacement part.
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Yes, the last three cogs are usually a unit. That said, I was able to get a 24-26-28 from ebay to gear down my 12-28 cassette. Also have to make sure your derailleur has the capacity.
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Originally Posted by Bezalel View Post
The (Shimano) 34t cog was always riveted into a cluster so it doesn't exist as a replacement part.
At the high end only. At the low end, not. Even the 36T in the Shimano HG300 and HG400 is an individual cog that directly drives the freehub splines.
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Originally Posted by nfmisso View Post
At the high end only. At the low end, not. Even the 36T in the Shimano HG300 and HG400 is an individual cog that directly drives the freehub splines.
Even at the low end the 34t cog is riveted to other cogs. And riveted parts aren't considered replaceable on the parts lists.

Edit: This was not always the case. 8-speed cassettes were bolted together so their big cogs were considered replaceable.
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Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post

Yup! Too bad they don't currently have HG cogs in 34.
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Originally Posted by dsbrantjr View Post
There is likely a market (Ebay, CL) for the leftover cogs/spacers, for other folks customizing cassettes. Sort of the online version of the old-time cog board.
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I would have thought so, but trolling ebay has not helped. Ahh well, time to give up old habits
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Originally Posted by nfmisso View Post
At the high end only. At the low end, not. Even the 36T in the Shimano HG300 and HG400 is an individual cog that directly drives the freehub splines.
That is good to know. Too many of the online listings do not show the rear of the cassette, so it is hard to tell.
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I'm running an 11-34 on my 1x10.
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Originally Posted by justinzane View Post
Yup! Too bad they don't currently have HG cogs in 34.
I figured you had a Hyperglide hub -- a Uniglide cog will slide right on to those, the shifting to and from that cog will just be... Uniglidesque.

If you're dying for a HG 34T cog, though, I am selling a 13-34 "K" cassette, which could be broken up. (see my sig )
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
I'm running an 11-34 on my 1x10. SRAM.
What kind of riding -- road, CX, trail, etc. -- do you do and what is you "1" up front?
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I have one on my trike and an extra one.



Just buy a full cassette
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