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For the singlespeeders.

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri Jun 06, 2014 1:43 pm

One of the nicest sprockets I've seen ... features thick/thin teeth to help keep your poorly adjusted or worn chain in place. £29 seems like a fair price too when you consider the work in them.

http://www.absoluteblack.cc/cogs.html

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Re: For the singlespeeders.

Post by Ian » Fri Jun 06, 2014 2:14 pm

Looks good. Going to hold out for the steel version I think, for longevity. Also a 19t option would be nice...

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Re: For the singlespeeders.

Post by jameso » Fri Jun 06, 2014 3:17 pm

Thick-thin on a SS cog, 10 or 11spd chains? no 17 or 19? I'm lost .. : )

Just use a non-geared SS chain and it won't jump off even when loose, I have an oval ring that creates a lot of slack at some points but has to get really baggy to bounce off.

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Re: For the singlespeeders.

Post by u02sgb » Fri Jun 06, 2014 4:37 pm

Would go quite well with one of these

http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/CROOTHTH/on ... -chainring

Seem pretty good for the price (no actual experience of them though).

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Re: For the singlespeeders.

Post by Mart » Fri Jun 06, 2014 4:58 pm

Im left wondering why we need a thick/thin sprocket at all???
Can someone explain to me why a properly adjusted SS would need it? Do people have any real sproket trouble that they need this
I too run an oval ring, and even when at its slackest point is still very secure

No 17 or 19T, not able to do thick/thin. Even numbers only
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Re: For the singlespeeders.

Post by jameso » Fri Jun 06, 2014 5:29 pm

It does manage to get closer to the all-time high point of SS cog porn than most though.

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No 17 or 19T, not able to do thick/thin. Even numbers only
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Re: For the singlespeeders.

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri Jun 06, 2014 5:39 pm

I view the 'benefits' of the tooth profile as a bonus ... I reckon it looks a really nice sprocket at affordable money, regardless of T/T teeth.

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Re: For the singlespeeders.

Post by jameso » Fri Jun 06, 2014 6:19 pm

No chance, not at £150+ or whatever they went for..

A super-hardened cr-mo, Boone-styled oval 34 ring, I'd pay a bit for one of those if anyone made one. Al stuff on a SS isn't great really, don't see any point in using an Al sprocket. Agreed that it's a nice option for some at a fair RRP, ie better one NW option out there than none.

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Re: For the singlespeeders.

Post by Ben98 » Fri Jun 06, 2014 6:57 pm

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This is the nicest ss cog :cool:
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Re: For the singlespeeders.

Post by ianfitz » Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:33 pm

I've not used one of them but I've had a couple of chain rings from marcin at absolute black. One 34t thick thin for xt cranks and one regular 33t on a 94bcd for fsa carbon cranks.

Both are beautifully made and marcin was super helpful and I'd recommend him.
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Re: For the singlespeeders.

Post by FLV » Sun Jun 08, 2014 8:11 am

Looks ok. Wish he'd goes through with the cutouts, and ditched the narrow wide.
I guess if the demands out there he'll Lilly add more sizes.

I still like the Chris king as one of the nicest sprockets. Simple, good looking and made of steel :-)

I've not seen a chainring as nice to match. Yet.

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Re: For the singlespeeders.

Post by paramart » Sun Jun 08, 2014 3:37 pm

never had a ss chain issue until i deliberately let it go very slack, using several brands down to £5 shimano rear rings, only need thick thin on the front if running 1/10-11 set ups without a chain guide, more marketing hype
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