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Old 02-13-11, 10:36 AM
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Online source for Nexus/Alfine cogs at a good price?

Anyone have a good source for inexpensively priced cogs for Shimano Nexus/Alfine IGH accounting for shipping. Also, what tool do I need to change cogs on my Nexus Inter-7? Thanks.
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Old 02-13-11, 12:16 PM
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What's wrong with ordering spares from your local dealer ?
the margin there includes shipping, they hand it to you over the counter..

it's an addition to the price, for online sellers .. usually UPS.
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Old 02-13-11, 02:59 PM
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I will double check, but most of the LBS are not big in IGH to really carry spare parts. There is one shop downtown that might have something as they sell more commuter-type bikes, but they don't really keep much inventory. Most of the shops around here tell me that they can order the part I'm interested in...well I can too and with less markup. I'm all for supporting the LBS, but IGH are not really that popular around here.
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Hello, I use old stock Sturmey archer cogs on my 7 speed shimano hub,easily available,Ebay even £2 here.Hope this helps.
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Niagara Cycle Works. If you're close you can pick up your order at the shop, and save the few dollars in shipping. If you do decide to go to the shop make sure you order the part online, as the physical shop doesn't have nearly the inventory of the online store.

Another option if you're in Buffalo is Rick's Cycle on Allen St. They have a basement full of used bike parks, and I'm sure you could find some cogs for cheap.
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Originally Posted by buffalo_cody View Post
Niagara Cycle Works. If you're close you can pick up your order at the shop, and save the few dollars in shipping. If you do decide to go to the shop make sure you order the part online, as the physical shop doesn't have nearly the inventory of the online store.

Another option if you're in Buffalo is Rick's Cycle on Allen St. They have a basement full of used bike parks, and I'm sure you could find some cogs for cheap.
I was under the impression that the cogs for the Alfine/Nexus hubs were exclusive to those hubs. So are you saying that any non-shifting rear cog will work?
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Alfine/Nexus hubs use "standard" cogs, so pretty much any IG cog can be used. The Alfine cogs are sold with a plastic "guide", but you'll do fine without. So also cogs for Sram hubs can be used.

The Sram i9 uses an exclusive cog and I think Rohloff does as well.

If you get the wheel of the bike, no further tools are needed.

Around here is IG-country, so you can get the cogs for around $2 in every single LBS.
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The classic three spline cog has been an industry standard for IGH/coaster brake bikes for 60 years. The cogs are interchangeable* between almost all Sturmey 2, 3, 4, 5 & 7-spd hubs, Fichtel&Sachs/Sachs/SRAM 2, 3, 5 & 7-spd hubs, Shimano 3, 4, 7, 8 & 11-spd hubs and a great many single speed coaster brake hubs and are available from multiple manufacturers in 13 tooth to 24 tooth counts, flat or dished for different chainlines and for 3/32 & 1/8 chain.

*The Shimano 7 & 8-speed hubs can only fit cogs of 16T or larger.

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Originally Posted by Boye View Post
If you get the wheel off the bike, no further tools are needed.
I'd advise using a small flat blade screw driver to pry the Y-321 20100 Snap Ring off.
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