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    New question here. cog question from SS newbie

    I'm currently using a new cog (21T) from a Deore cassette and a new 9 speed chain. When I pedal backwards you can hear clicks and little clunks from the chain on the cog. Will SS specific (surly?) cog make a difference? It rides ok and I've been messing with chain alignment but doesn't seem to make a difference.

    Loving the SS thing by the way...

    thanks for you help...

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    So you took apart a cassette and used one of the cogs? That's ok to do, but a ss cog will have a thicker base, meaning it won't tear up the hub as bad. If it's a crap hub you don't care about, it doesn't matter.

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    I was recently experiencing the same thing, though oddly enough it was occurring with a King cog. I switched to a Surly and the noise went away. I thought it was chain line initially and spend a fair amount of time fiddling with that to no avail. Swapped out the cog and all is quiet.

    Try a Surly cog. As p_nut mentioned, the surly cog will also be nicer to your freehub body as it's wider at the base.

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    thanks guys. Just ordered it and should be in end of week.

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    It would be best to eventually switch to SS chain and chainring also.

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