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Chris King cog installed

Postby lucifuge » Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:23 am

Changed my stock 20T cog over to a Chris King 18T cog on my Giant Seek S. Gone from GR of 2.25 to 2.5.
This little unit is stainless steel and is a precision piece. I understand it to be 39grams.

going to give it a try this morning.

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Re: Chris King cog installed

Postby brasstinman » Sun Aug 28, 2011 7:54 pm

Looks nice, how did the ride go?
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Re: Chris King cog installed

Postby lucifuge » Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:15 pm

brasstinman wrote:Looks nice, how did the ride go?


really good thanks man, thx for asking.

I'm noticing I'm not any overpedalling anywhere now. It's a fantastic gear compromise all up. Hills aren't really any harder. I do notice a slight degradation in acceleration, but the momentum built up carries well :) It's only going to make me stronger anyway.

Before the cog changeover, my to-work average speeds were around 26kph, I got 28.8kph the other morning....happy! http://www.sports-tracker.com/#/workout/lucifuge/2uc85mealfu3i6si.
Even averaging 23kph+ homebound http://www.sports-tracker.com/#/workout/lucifuge/5l3qa5h532b5euss

...interesting sideline. today I tried out my girlfriends Giant Cross City 1 to see how a gear bike compared. I did some basic no.s in my head and expected the geared bike to blow my riding times out of the water. hers is a lighter bike by 0.5kg and yet i was slower all up!? That was going to work (basically downhill) AND also going home!! It was a totally unexpected result. I was really surprised. I can't admit to using the gears optimally, but yeah, surprising. It struck me how much I control the bike in SS-ing. i seem to flow over elevations MUCH faster on my SS. Maybe because i know I HAVE to work in order to achieve that? and with geared i know can cheat? not sure.
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Re: Chris King cog installed

Postby alchemist » Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:22 pm

Careful, they don't last long - I had to replace mine after 6 years. ;)
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Re: Chris King cog installed

Postby brasstinman » Fri Sep 16, 2011 7:51 am

Where'd you get your cog from? I'm looking on US eBay ATM.

I always found I climbed better on my SS and my times getting to work were quicker than on my geared bike.
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Re: Chris King cog installed

Postby lucifuge » Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:06 am

brasstinman wrote:Where'd you get your cog from? I'm looking on US eBay ATM.

I always found I climbed better on my SS and my times getting to work were quicker than on my geared bike.


On Ebay chief, this was the Ebay store http://myworld.ebay.com.au/aspirevelotech
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