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    Asthetically, I love some of the high-end cogs, be it the surly w/ the holes or the boone ti.....

    I run a $5 BMX cog on my SS conversion. W/ that cog, a Bonty SS crankset & a SRAM PC-1 chain I can go tensioner-free.

    The chain is getting loose so it is time to assess my drivetrain, and I wonder, is there any real advantage to a bling cog?

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    Sure is.The big Diff is they Should not dig up your Freehub body.If you take your cog off you might see damage.You can just take a file to the really bad burs and get rid of them.Then you can start over with a Boone,Surly,King(my fav)or KickAss.All will work with great success.Try a new chain as well.The KMC 810 is a 1/2x3/32 but its thick like a 1/2x1/8 with out being TO thick.They just came out with a SL version but I cant seem to find it.Check out webcyclery.com we have what ever you need IN STOCK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bubbrubb
    ...The chain is getting loose so it is time to assess my drivetrain, and I wonder, is there any real advantage to a bling cog?

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    If you have a steel FH body, no.
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    Come on SHigg.Any hub is going to damage from the entry level cogs,you know that and why are you not at BC?
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    One thing I noticed with larger-toothed skinny based cogs (such as my 20T Novatech) is that I think it flexes. It's a relatively thick-bodied steel cog, so I'm wary that my skinny legs are enough to flex it, but I think it gets cockeyed a little at the base so that the cog isn't on a flat plane momentarily when I'm really torquing down on the pedals. I even derailled the chain a couple of times, but mostly it's a really loud pop or bang as the chain tries to climb over a tooth. When I swapped cogs for a King Cog, no noise. BTW, this was on my Nashbar singlespeed, steel freehubbed hub with a straight chainline.
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    See thats why Some times it pays to pay a little more for a better Q peice of equipment.Or for spellcheck sorry...
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    I've got a superlight pair of wheels built on DTswiss240 hubs... my SRAM pg-970 casette trashed the FHbody from less than 400 miles (including a 24hr solo).

    Point being, I hear you about the FH body, but at this point I probably will need a new one sometime this summer anyway.

    I'm pretty impressed w/ the Surly cog, might have to swap one in ASAP.
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