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Don't Buy Generic Cogs

Old 06-24-07, 01:25 PM
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Don't Buy Generic Cogs

I bought a generic rear 18t cog at LBS a week ago for $17.99. I just finished putting together my fixie. I got three blocks before one of the teeth bent clear out of the chainline.

Could anyone suggest a good rear cog?
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Old 06-24-07, 01:26 PM
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EAI or dura ace
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Dura-ace is fine and shouldn't cost much more.
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Soma is also very nice.
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Old 06-24-07, 01:31 PM
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Old 06-24-07, 01:36 PM
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the problem with the dura is cogs is that they are only available up to 16t
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Old 06-24-07, 02:23 PM
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the problem with the dura is cogs is that they are only available up to 16t
thats what chain rings are for!
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Old 06-24-07, 02:37 PM
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EAI they come big enough and are good quality.
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Old 06-24-07, 04:58 PM
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Phil Wood and Surly haven't been mentioned; everything mentioned in this thread so far is supposedly pretty good.
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Old 06-24-07, 04:58 PM
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17 bucks for generic? I think my Dura Ace 14t cost me like 15, and my surly 18 cost somewhere around 20-24.
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I think EAI are the best and I used almost every brand. EAI also make 3 different level cogs ranging from around 25-120.
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Originally Posted by willypilgrim
17 bucks for generic? I think my Dura Ace 14t cost me like 15, and my surly 18 cost somewhere around 20-24.
liar liar liar liar
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Old 06-24-07, 07:39 PM
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Surly - they seem to be the easiest to get around here.
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17 bucks for generic = huge ripoff.

Dura ace cogs here are $24 CANADIAN.
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just be glad you didn't strip your hub with it.
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Originally Posted by megatron
liar liar liar liar
If i still had my receipt from like 6 months ago I'd scan it and show you, assuming you're refering to my 14t. Maybe they cut me a sick deal, but that's about what i paid. give or take 1 dollar maybe?
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Originally Posted by beard
dura ace



thats what chain rings are for!



yo, but the cheap used chainrings i boght from a track racer start at 49 up to 56....so i thoght better buy a new cog than a new chainring
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Old 06-25-07, 03:19 AM
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Philwood.....
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The EAI cogs seem to be excellent, but I have used the, so called, "german" cogs (that's the name under which you can find them on eBay), and I have absolutely no complaint.
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Old 06-25-07, 01:11 PM
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I got a DA a couple years ago for $24. I had a surly for a while, but that thing gave me some trouble trying to get it off.
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Originally Posted by TreeUnit
I bought a generic rear 18t cog at LBS a week ago for $17.99. I just finished putting together my fixie. I got three blocks before one of the teeth bent clear out of the chainline.

Could anyone suggest a good rear cog?
If this is in fact true I would take it back and get my money back. Then I would get one of those mentioned above.
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