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Old 09-15-08, 02:06 PM   #1
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recommend a good 17t cog

can anyone recommend a good 17t cog, thanks for the help
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Old 09-15-08, 02:10 PM   #2
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EAI or Phil.
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Old 09-15-08, 02:14 PM   #3
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i'm rocking a 17t EAI

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Old 09-15-08, 02:18 PM   #4
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i like my surly.
when i put it on, it was the first time my bike was totally quiet.
waaaaaay better than a dura ace.
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Old 09-15-08, 02:20 PM   #5
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im runnin surly on both of my bikes and i love it. never had a problem with them.
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Old 09-15-08, 02:29 PM   #6
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i use surly as well.
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Old 09-15-08, 02:33 PM   #7
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Old 09-15-08, 02:34 PM   #8
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milwaukee, just a high quality as the others. made in the usa and cheaper than some of the other options.
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Old 09-15-08, 02:52 PM   #9
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how cheap is cheap? the ben's cycle cogs you speak of? those are 27.99

they do have cobra cogs for 9.99 and 11.99 .... can't be safe? or is it?
http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?m...oducts_id=2150
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Old 09-15-08, 02:56 PM   #10
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EAI or Phil.
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Old 09-15-08, 03:06 PM   #11
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I got a cobra from Ben's and it didn't break but I had it on for about a month and it looks like excessive wear for only 1 month. It came black with sharp angled cuts (gotta look close to notice these, I'm sure all cogs are cut like this) and now it's silver and rounded. I also run a brake so I don't skid a lot...the more I talk about this cog the more I realize it is a cheap, crappy part.
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Old 09-15-08, 03:09 PM   #12
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Boone titanium. *shrugs*
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Old 09-15-08, 05:01 PM   #13
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Dura ace. Cheap, good, NJS.
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Dura ace. Cheap, good, NJS. Max 16t.
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...the more I talk about this cog the more I realize it is a cheap, crappy part.

figured as much
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Dura ace. Cheap, good, NJS.
Not made in sizes >16t, unfortunately.
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You guys running 16t in the rear, what are you running up front?
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Old 09-15-08, 06:41 PM   #18
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I run a 16 suntour NJS with a 48 in front. I also run an 18 for traffic days
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Old 09-15-08, 06:47 PM   #19
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45t. I switched up to a 17t rear cog though, still have the 16t on the other side.
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Old 09-15-08, 07:12 PM   #20
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I run a 17T Formula cog I got in my IRO build kit. Works for me(tm). It's done just under 4000 miles on a 1/8" chain (cog is 3/32) that's been pretty horribly maintained and is now actually showing wear from the chain, but it's been like butter for me still.

I've a Dura-Ace 15T to go on once I've time to switch it up. I tried on Saturday and had disappointing results trying to get the cog off. Leverage++

edit: I run a 46T up front
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Old 09-15-08, 09:33 PM   #21
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I prefer the Surly cog. It is so smooth and quiet.
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Old 09-15-08, 09:37 PM   #22
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Anyone know where to find a Surly online other than at Jenson?
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Old 09-15-08, 10:00 PM   #23
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If you go on the Surly website and click on dealers they list a whole bunch of them in CA. - there just might be a bike shop pretty close to you that stocks Surly cogs. I just bought mine at a shop here in Cleveland.
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Old 09-15-08, 10:05 PM   #24
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they are all the same as long as they are not stamped
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Get EAI and forget about it. They're cheap, and they run quiet.
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