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ss/fixed question: track cog vs bmx cog(11 posts)

ss/fixed question: track cog vs bmx cogJS Haiku Shop
Jul 3, 2002 12:44 PM
I have the surly steamroller built-up as a single speed, by excel sports (from last fall). strongarm crank, shimano freewheel, suzue rear flip/flop hub. nothing is on the other side of the hub.

aside from the "gee whiz" factor, what's the difference between the surly track cog ($19.95) and the shimano bmx cog ($4.95) on the site (under single speed parts)? this URL might get you there:

will either work with what i've got?
will either work with the surly track cog lockring?


d'oh. answered my own *stoopid* question. nevermind. nmJS Haiku Shop
Jul 3, 2002 12:55 PM
FYI, I have the BMX cog on my single speed.......Dave Hickey
Jul 3, 2002 12:59 PM
It works great. I mounted it in on a normal 8/9 speed hub with a lot of spacers. I just ordered another cog from Excel for my next single speed project.
yeah, my problem is the track hub on the rearJS Haiku Shop
Jul 3, 2002 1:02 PM
instead of a "cassette hub". i may be totally screwing up the lingo here (sorry). spirito's right...the shimano piece is splined, whereas the hub is threaded.
yeah, my problem is the track hub on the rearDave Hickey
Jul 3, 2002 1:13 PM
I'm sure you know this but, If you use a BMX freewheel(it screws on the hub),you'll have a singlespeed. If you use a track cog, it will be fixed.
yerp, thanks! nmJS Haiku Shop
Jul 3, 2002 1:21 PM
the shimano bmx cog is splined - wont work NmSpirito
Jul 3, 2002 12:57 PM
hey J babySpirito
Jul 3, 2002 12:58 PM
anything arrive yet?

nada, but you'll be the second to know!!! i'm...JS Haiku Shop
Jul 3, 2002 1:00 PM
breathless with anticipation. i am wearing my PIs for now, but not often enough to earn a "handback glove tan".
yeah, just noticed that...JS Haiku Shop
Jul 3, 2002 12:58 PM
i'm guessing the shimano ss freewheel on the same page isn't splined. d'oh. shame, though...$15 difference.
Track pitch vs. road pitchPODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Jul 5, 2002 8:37 AM
Either should work... just be aware of the difference between track pitch and road pitch when buying. Track pitch uses a substantially thicker cog/chain over road pitch. So a road pitch chain will not work on it track pitch if thats what you have. However this said a track pitch chain will work on both road and track pitch.

Cheers (to the single speeds :P),
Nick Corcoran