What the heck is this tool for ........ cleaning

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What the heck is this tool for ........ cleaning

Postby skyhawk » 17 Jun 2019, 5:12pm

Came with brushes what the he** am I supposed to do with it

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Re: What the heck is this tool for ........ cleaning

Postby backnotes » 17 Jun 2019, 5:19pm

I believe it is intended for scraping all the rubbish out that accumulates in between the cogs on the back wheel. I have one, and it has never really worked that well for me. I tend to use the stretched edge of a duster, or something that's a bit like a glorified giant pipe cleaner, but everyone will have their own methods!

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Re: What the heck is this tool for ........ cleaning

Postby skyhawk » 17 Jun 2019, 6:12pm

Thanks, I have tried google no one knows exactly !
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Re: What the heck is this tool for ........ cleaning

Postby rmurphy195 » 17 Jun 2019, 6:29pm

backnotes wrote:I believe it is intended for scraping all the rubbish out that accumulates in between the cogs on the back wheel. I have one, and it has never really worked that well for me. I tend to use the stretched edge of a duster, or something that's a bit like a glorified giant pipe cleaner, but everyone will have their own methods!


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Re: What the heck is this tool for ........ cleaning

Postby backnotes » 17 Jun 2019, 6:31pm

Well, turns out it even has a name - a "cog brush"....

https://www.evanscycles.com/fwe-cog-brush-EV183191

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Re: What the heck is this tool for ........ cleaning

Postby SimonCelsa » 17 Jun 2019, 8:10pm

I believe it's correct name is 'perineum' brush.

Especially useful after those long, crusty days in the saddle. For the more hirsute pedaller.

So I was told!

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Re: What the heck is this tool for ........ cleaning

Postby skyhawk » 17 Jun 2019, 8:34pm

I guess no one uses them, I keep getting them in with cleaning kits :(
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Re: What the heck is this tool for ........ cleaning

Postby [XAP]Bob » 17 Jun 2019, 10:35pm

backnotes wrote:Well, turns out it even has a name - a "cog brush"....

https://www.evanscycles.com/fwe-cog-brush-EV183191




Which is just horribly jarring... they are sprockets, not cogs. Fundamentally different things.
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Re: What the heck is this tool for ........ cleaning

Postby backnotes » 18 Jun 2019, 1:22am

Almost but not quite as disturbing - it's also a brush without bristles!

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Re: What the heck is this tool for ........ cleaning

Postby tim-b » 18 Jun 2019, 6:42am

Hi
Which is just horribly jarring... they are sprockets, not cogs. Fundamentally different things.

Agreed, but the brush is named for it's inventor, the German engineer Uve Cog
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Re: What the heck is this tool for ........ cleaning

Postby Marcus Aurelius » 18 Jun 2019, 8:22am

[XAP]Bob wrote:
backnotes wrote:Well, turns out it even has a name - a "cog brush"....

https://www.evanscycles.com/fwe-cog-brush-EV183191




Which is just horribly jarring... they are sprockets, not cogs. Fundamentally different things.


Not quite. Any disc with teeth on it is a cog, the terms ‘sprocket’ and ‘ring’ just refer to the function and position of the cog.

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Re: What the heck is this tool for ........ cleaning

Postby Mick F » 18 Jun 2019, 9:12am

Forget it ................... unless you have a freewheel set.

If it's a cassette, buy or make a chainwhip and buy a lockring tool.
Take off the cassette and clean it that way.
Do it regularly and it's easy peasy.
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Re: What the heck is this tool for ........ cleaning

Postby reohn2 » 18 Jun 2019, 10:06am

Mick F wrote:Forget it ................... unless you have a freewheel set.

If it's a cassette, buy or make a chainwhip and buy a lockring tool.
Take off the cassette and clean it that way.
Do it regularly and it's easy peasy.

No need to remove the cassette to clean it,I find a paint brush dipped in White Spirit and brushed on the sprockets,being careful not to get any on the wheel or freehub bearings,then cleaned off with a rag worked between the sprockets.I the cassette isnt too mucky I spray the cassette with GT85 then use the rag to finish off.
My cassettes never get so mucky they need a toothed scraper as in the OP's photo
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Re: What the heck is this tool for ........ cleaning

Postby Audax67 » 18 Jun 2019, 10:48am

As it happens, I worked out exactly what these things are for the other week, and it had nothing to do with cassettes.

Trouble is, I've forgotten. Sic transit Gloria Vanderbilt etc
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Re: What the heck is this tool for ........ cleaning

Postby [XAP]Bob » 18 Jun 2019, 11:08am

Marcus Aurelius wrote:
[XAP]Bob wrote:
backnotes wrote:Well, turns out it even has a name - a "cog brush"....

https://www.evanscycles.com/fwe-cog-brush-EV183191




Which is just horribly jarring... they are sprockets, not cogs. Fundamentally different things.


Not quite. Any disc with teeth on it is a cog, the terms ‘sprocket’ and ‘ring’ just refer to the function and position of the cog.

A cog has teeth that mesh with those of another cog or worm gear etc. A sprocket’s teeth meshes with a roller chain.

They are different.

Cog can also refer to the individual teeth on a cog, and could stretch to those on a sprocket as well, but the whole round thing is a sprocket, not a cog.
A shortcut has to be a challenge, otherwise it would just be the way. No situation is so dire that panic cannot make it worse.
There are two kinds of people in this world: those can extrapolate from incomplete data.