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It's a sprocket, not a cog

Old 12-13-18, 09:22 AM
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It's a sprocket, not a cog

Winter is long and I need a hobby.

Tell me Shimano is wrong.

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Old 12-13-18, 09:44 AM
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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.
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Old 12-13-18, 09:45 AM
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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."
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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.
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^^ obby

The capital O is sublime.
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Old 12-13-18, 07:31 PM
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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.
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Old 12-13-18, 07:46 PM
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It's a spike-ring.
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I personally call them Toothamajigers
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Thank you for this.

Just perfect. Thank you.



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Old 12-13-18, 10:59 PM
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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.
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Old 12-14-18, 09:51 AM
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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.
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Old 12-14-18, 12:33 PM
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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.
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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.
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Old 12-14-18, 04:08 PM
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"It's a sprocket, not a cog"

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

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Old 12-14-18, 05:40 PM
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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!
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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!
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Old 12-14-18, 05:55 PM
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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."
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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
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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.
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Now Sprockies is something I can get down with!
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