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    lbs selling SS parts downtown Chicago ?

    I'm travelling to Chicago for business.
    Is there a LBS downtown where I could find SS parts (Surly cogs ) at reasonable prices ?

    I am not really stingy but they retail here in Australia for $50 each and I want 4 of them:
    14-16-19-22
    I am not really interested in a debate why I need 4 of them but only in some lbs advices.

    However, in order to avoid some questions, here is why:

    I want to build a cassette with SS cogs for a 1x5 set-up (I'll use a HG 13T) because:
    1. I'm not fit enough for pure SS
    2. I keep having ghost shiftings with ramped cogs.
    3. No, I am not expecting a buttery XTR-like shifting.

    Thanks

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    I will assume you are going to use friction shifters?? Please when its done can you post pictures and tell us how it works..I cannot see those ling tooth wide base surlys shifing at all but is sounds interesting.

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    There are LBS's close to downtown. Finding one with SS parts is the tough part. Here are a few web sites that you might try emailing for their stock info. Only one is within walking distance of downtown. Public transportation will work though.

    yojimbosgarage.com does a lot of fixed and messenger stuff.
    johnnysprockets.com is a Surly dealer
    cyclebikeshop.com is close to downtown
    cyclesmithy.com prices are not cheap but I'm guessing Surly cogs will sell for list everywhere in town.


    Quote Originally Posted by eric_syd
    I'm travelling to Chicago for business.
    Is there a LBS downtown where I could find SS parts (Surly cogs ) at reasonable prices ?

    I am not really stingy but they retail here in Australia for $50 each and I want 4 of them:
    14-16-19-22
    I am not really interested in a debate why I need 4 of them but only in some lbs advices.

    However, in order to avoid some questions, here is why:

    I want to build a cassette with SS cogs for a 1x5 set-up (I'll use a HG 13T) because:
    1. I'm not fit enough for pure SS
    2. I keep having ghost shiftings with ramped cogs.
    3. No, I am not expecting a buttery XTR-like shifting.

    Thanks
    Last edited by steelbike; 11-26-2009 at 07:59 PM.

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    Thanks steelbike

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