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  • Stamped steel cogs

    14 66.67%
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  1. #1
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    If you had to choose...

    what would it be?
    Mountain bikers who don't road ride have no legs...
    Road riders who don't mountain bike have no soul...

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    I guess I could consider HBC's current wait times the absolute best protection plan for the DT freehub body that I assume would be ungodly expensive to replace

    Its a shame I can't find anyone with nice things to say about them these days, the HBC stuff looks really really really nice.
    Yeah I only carry cans cause I'm a weight weenie.

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    HBC is currently unavailable if my 11 month wait is any indication. Surely or Chris King would be my choice due to wide base and steel. I'm not sure if they are stamped or machined. Niner Cogalicious RDO if i was going Ti. I won't use skinny base sprockets regardless of freehub body being aluminum or steel.

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    Um... this poll went up when?

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    Stamped steel for me.

    HBC cogs look awesome, but I'm not really into how my bike looks, everything is covered in mud anyway, so I'd rather be out riding with a cheap, available steel cog than a fancy cog I won't see much of the time anyway and having to wait years for it..

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    Why only these two choices? I know the HBC ones, but when I think of stamped, I think of the $3 skinny shiny chrome looking ones that are commonly packaged with SS conversion kids. As mentioned before, not sure how Surly, King or Niner ones are made, but I would go with any of those 3.

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    It's one of those "given these choices" kind of thing...there's also a bit of sarcasm involved...in case you missed that.
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    Gonna go HBC on this one, since I actually got my order.

    I forsee this thread becoming another thread griping about HBC, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sasquatch rides a SS View Post
    ...there's also a bit of sarcasm involved...
    Ya think?

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    Hah. Duh. Totally missed it the first time! Its easy, stamped cog it is. Ride now, worry about free hub shell later!

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    Used a $4 formula steel cog all last year with no damage to my free hub body. But I have since replaced it with a Q2 alloy cog with a wide base. Based on the HBC delivery times I'd rather have a cheap cog that may damage a free hub then not ride at all.

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    Stamped steel al the way, bolted to the disc tab if needed

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    Could I get a cheap stamped cog that never arrives? That would be the best of both worlds - only $3 and preserves my hub forever
    Yeah I only carry cans cause I'm a weight weenie.

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    how about surly cog for 5 bucks..

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    I assume that would arrive - ruins my whole plan $10 shipping for a cog kinda seems like a scam though, otherwise I would get it. Have plenty of cogs but I'd like to get something taller to try running my cross bike as a SS.
    Yeah I only carry cans cause I'm a weight weenie.

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    I'd go back to gears before HBC......

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    Quote Originally Posted by .40AET View Post
    I'd go back to gears before HBC......
    GASP!
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    The Chris king cog is definitely not stamped. I got a 20t about a month ago and it has a nice 3/16" wide base. Not cheap but a very nice piece. If only it was attached to a Chris king hub...

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    This is a silly thread. HBC makes works of art and stamped steel cogs are.. well... cheap ****.

    Im lucky I ordered and received my HBC stuff back when there was a 1 month turn around.

    No way in hell I would wait a year these days for a custom cog...
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