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Old 02-29-20, 08:16 AM
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Originally Posted by jonwvara View Post
...Technically, though, I think it should be called a "cog railway," since the central drive gear engages a stationary linear gear between the rails to push the train up the mountain--it shows nicely in the picture above. As a byproduct, it also create some coal smoke, since I think the company still runs one coal-fired train a day.
Jon, did you not see, my tongue in cheek when I typed "...Sprocket Railway"? I'd think if you can spot the coal flume from VT you can see my cheek puffing out from across the Connecticut River!
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Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh View Post
Jon, did you not see, my tongue in cheek when I typed "...Sprocket Railway"? I'd think if you can spot the coal flume from VT you can see my cheek puffing out from across the Connecticut River!
Yes, but as a cog-and-sprocket pedant I refuse to recognize tongues in cheeks. It was all I could do not to crack wise about the New Hampshire license-plate motto.
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www.etymonline.com is a good site to bookmark if you're interested in word meanings.

"sprocket" pre-dates rollerchain; it's still used in wood framing. They are bits that project and are load-bearing. Each projecting bit is called a sprocket.
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My Wolftooth Road Link arrived today but I doubt I'll have a chance to try it out for a while. I'm going to try it on this DA AX RD. I am concerned that it might drop the cable carrier too low and be impeded on the QR nut. It might clear by sliding the wheel forward in the dropout as far as possible.
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Old 03-02-20, 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by SJX426 View Post
I have been holding back for years! It's an engineering thing about proper descriptions. Cogs are in iGH hubs.
the problem started with the competition between Spacely Sprockets and Cogswell Cogs. Poor George.
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Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh View Post
My Wolftooth Road Link arrived today but I doubt I'll have a chance to try it out for a while. I'm going to try it on this DA AX RD. I am concerned that it might drop the cable carrier too low and be impeded on the QR nut. I might get buy by sliding the wheel forward in the dropout as far as possible.
Not an issue....I think.
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