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)

It's a sprocket, not a cog

Old 12-13-18, 09:22 AM
  #1  
TimothyH
- Soli Deo Gloria -
Thread Starter
 
TimothyH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Northwest Georgia
Posts: 13,553

Bikes: 2018 Rodriguez Custom Fixed Gear, 2017 Niner RLT 9 RDO, 2015 Bianchi Pista, 2002 Fuji Robaix

Mentioned: 207 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6095 Post(s)
Liked 125 Times in 85 Posts
It's a sprocket, not a cog

Winter is long and I need a hobby.

Tell me Shimano is wrong.

TimothyH is offline  
Old 12-13-18, 09:44 AM
  #2  
hairnet
Fresh Garbage
 
hairnet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 13,195

Bikes: N+1

Mentioned: 21 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 339 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 5 Times in 2 Posts
You're both right. As far as I know, cogs are the teeth on a gear and sprockets are gears that mesh with chains rather than other gears.


Winter has a ways to go.
hairnet is offline  
Old 12-13-18, 09:45 AM
  #3  
Spoonrobot 
Senior Member
 
Spoonrobot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 3,106
Mentioned: 52 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 946 Post(s)
Liked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Each tooth is a cog, the whole thing is a sprocket. Old timers at the shop I worked at in high school would have called them "cog-teeth" and "sprocket-wheel."
Spoonrobot is offline  
Old 12-13-18, 09:46 AM
  #4  
Happy Feet
Senior Member
 
Happy Feet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 3,062
Mentioned: 18 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1149 Post(s)
Liked 37 Times in 25 Posts
Let me speed this thread up. OMG, LOL, WTF - Only Hitler would consider that a COG!!!

Another great obby is to try to sound English by not pronouncing any H's. Try it out:

"Ello arriet, ow's your usbands ealth?"

Ours of fun for everyone.
Happy Feet is offline  
Old 12-13-18, 10:27 AM
  #5  
TimothyH
- Soli Deo Gloria -
Thread Starter
 
TimothyH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Northwest Georgia
Posts: 13,553

Bikes: 2018 Rodriguez Custom Fixed Gear, 2017 Niner RLT 9 RDO, 2015 Bianchi Pista, 2002 Fuji Robaix

Mentioned: 207 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6095 Post(s)
Liked 125 Times in 85 Posts
^^ obby

The capital O is sublime.
TimothyH is offline  
Old 12-13-18, 07:31 PM
  #6  
HTupolev
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Seattle
Posts: 2,664
Mentioned: 28 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1152 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 8 Times in 6 Posts
Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
Winter is long and I need a hobby.

Tell me Shimano is wrong.

"Cog" and "sprocket" can both be used to refer to the entire thing. They've historically also been used to refer to individual teeth, but these usages have poor intelligibility in cycling discussions because they're either archaic or very uncommon with cyclists, and get confused easily with their other usage. "Sprocket wheel" and "cogwheel" can both be used intelligibly to refer to the entire thing, but among cyclists, it sounds goofy. For maximum intelligibility when referring to teeth, "teeth" should be used.
HTupolev is online now  
Old 12-13-18, 07:46 PM
  #7  
tyrion
Senior Member
 
tyrion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: San Diego, California
Posts: 2,176

Bikes: Breezer Radar

Mentioned: 17 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1129 Post(s)
Liked 21 Times in 16 Posts
It's a spike-ring.
tyrion is online now  
Old 12-13-18, 08:10 PM
  #8  
phobus
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: South FL
Posts: 259
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 116 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
phobus is offline  
Old 12-13-18, 09:10 PM
  #9  
veganbikes
Clark W. Griswold
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: ,location, location
Posts: 5,094

Bikes: Foundry Chilkoot Ti W/Ultegra Di2, Cinelli Mash Work RandoCross Fun Time Machine, 1x9 XT Parts Hybrid, Co-Motion Cascadia, Specialized Langster, Pink Klein MTB, Phil Wood VeloXS Frame (w/DA 7400), Cilo Road Frame

Mentioned: 26 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1128 Post(s)
Liked 12 Times in 10 Posts





I personally call them Toothamajigers
veganbikes is offline  
Old 12-13-18, 09:46 PM
  #10  
TimothyH
- Soli Deo Gloria -
Thread Starter
 
TimothyH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Northwest Georgia
Posts: 13,553

Bikes: 2018 Rodriguez Custom Fixed Gear, 2017 Niner RLT 9 RDO, 2015 Bianchi Pista, 2002 Fuji Robaix

Mentioned: 207 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6095 Post(s)
Liked 125 Times in 85 Posts
Thank you for this.

Just perfect. Thank you.



Originally Posted by phobus View Post
TimothyH is offline  
Old 12-13-18, 10:59 PM
  #11  
Happy Feet
Senior Member
 
Happy Feet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 3,062
Mentioned: 18 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1149 Post(s)
Liked 37 Times in 25 Posts
Just watched 8 Mile so I thought I'd break it down for you all
Yo yo, spin that sh_t

Sprocket:
Sounds funny but don't knock it
You'll lose it all if you don't lock it
and without one you'll just walk it
but when you're fixed you will rock it
like a power plug in a socket
put them greens in yo pocket...

Cog:
Like a lyin witness in the docket
ain't no matter how you talk it
on the street you cannot hawk it
and the fixers will just mock it
till in the end you will say fock it...

word.
Happy Feet is offline  
Old 12-14-18, 09:51 AM
  #12  
seau grateau
Senior Member
 
seau grateau's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: PHL
Posts: 9,461

Bikes: Litespeed, IRO

Mentioned: 16 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1101 Post(s)
Liked 27 Times in 14 Posts
Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
Winter is long and I need a hobby.

Tell me Shimano is wrong.

So it's a 16 cog sprocket.
seau grateau is offline  
Old 12-14-18, 12:33 PM
  #13  
hay
tumbleweed
 
hay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: txs
Posts: 157

Bikes: stumpy,bianchi,Wabi classic

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 48 Post(s)
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Cogs a cool word though. I'm gonna keep using it for the little spiky thing on the back wheel. ⚙️
My multi geared bike gets sprockets all round.
hay is offline  
Old 12-14-18, 03:51 PM
  #14  
TimothyH
- Soli Deo Gloria -
Thread Starter
 
TimothyH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Northwest Georgia
Posts: 13,553

Bikes: 2018 Rodriguez Custom Fixed Gear, 2017 Niner RLT 9 RDO, 2015 Bianchi Pista, 2002 Fuji Robaix

Mentioned: 207 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6095 Post(s)
Liked 125 Times in 85 Posts
This is deep.

Originally Posted by Happy Feet View Post
Just watched 8 Mile so I thought I'd break it down for you all
Yo yo, spin that sh_t

Sprocket:
Sounds funny but don't knock it
You'll lose it all if you don't lock it
and without one you'll just walk it
but when you're fixed you will rock it
like a power plug in a socket
put them greens in yo pocket...

Cog:
Like a lyin witness in the docket
ain't no matter how you talk it
on the street you cannot hawk it
and the fixers will just mock it
till in the end you will say fock it...

word.
TimothyH is offline  
Old 12-14-18, 04:08 PM
  #15  
j_e_r_e_m_y
Minor Annoyance
 
j_e_r_e_m_y's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Milwaukee
Posts: 206

Bikes: 2016 Soma Rush, Swobo Accomplice

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 62 Post(s)
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
"It's a sprocket, not a cog"

It's not a schooner, it's a sailboat!

j_e_r_e_m_y is offline  
Old 12-14-18, 05:40 PM
  #16  
mouse
dumb
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Tucson
Posts: 362
Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 172 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by j_e_r_e_m_y View Post
"It's a sprocket, not a cog"

It's not a schooner, it's a sailboat!
a schooner is a sail boat stupid head!
mouse is offline  
Old 12-14-18, 05:51 PM
  #17  
j_e_r_e_m_y
Minor Annoyance
 
j_e_r_e_m_y's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Milwaukee
Posts: 206

Bikes: 2016 Soma Rush, Swobo Accomplice

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 62 Post(s)
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by mouse View Post
a schooner is a sail boat stupid head!
There is no Easter Bunny! Over there? That's just some guy in a suit!
j_e_r_e_m_y is offline  
Old 12-14-18, 05:55 PM
  #18  
rm -rf
don't try this at home.
 
rm -rf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: N. KY
Posts: 5,037
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 605 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Sprocket, sprocket, sprocket, sprocket, sprocket, sprocket. Wow, that's a weird word. It sounds Victorian? "That's a fine sprocket you've gotten us into."
rm -rf is offline  
Old 12-14-18, 06:15 PM
  #19  
mouse
dumb
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Tucson
Posts: 362
Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 172 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by rm -rf View Post
Sprocket, sprocket, sprocket, sprocket, sprocket, sprocket. Wow, that's a weird word. It sounds Victorian? "That's a fine sprocket you've gotten us into."
are you smokin that devils lettuce again bro? hahahaha


Originally Posted by j_e_r_e_m_y View Post
There is no Easter Bunny! Over there? That's just some guy in a suit!
I know what I'm watching tonight
mouse is offline  
Old 12-14-18, 08:55 PM
  #20  
AlmostTrick
Tortoise Wins by a Hare!
 
AlmostTrick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Looney Tunes, IL
Posts: 6,415

Bikes: Wabi Special FG, Raleigh Roper, Nashbar AL-1, Miyata One Hundred, '68 Schwinn Orange Krate, and More!!

Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 993 Post(s)
Liked 34 Times in 18 Posts
It's a sprocket, not a cog

Correct. Furthermore, it's also not a gear. So everyone is actually riding a fixed sprocket bike... except the cool kids, they're all rolling sprockies.
AlmostTrick is offline  
Old 12-15-18, 01:19 PM
  #21  
veganbikes
Clark W. Griswold
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: ,location, location
Posts: 5,094

Bikes: Foundry Chilkoot Ti W/Ultegra Di2, Cinelli Mash Work RandoCross Fun Time Machine, 1x9 XT Parts Hybrid, Co-Motion Cascadia, Specialized Langster, Pink Klein MTB, Phil Wood VeloXS Frame (w/DA 7400), Cilo Road Frame

Mentioned: 26 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1128 Post(s)
Liked 12 Times in 10 Posts
Now Sprockies is something I can get down with!
veganbikes is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.