Kickstarter: Keep Gears Clean with the Cogly

Inspired by the replaceable blade system found on your common hacksaw, the Cogly is a cleaning tool that allows you to easily slip a rag between your cogs. That’s about it really. The tool will be manufacturered from ABS plastic in the Twin Cities area and you can pick one up on kickstarter for $15. The campaign still needs to pick up an additional ten thousand in funding over the next month in order to get funded.

Via Kickstarter

Comments

pete - 03/04/14 - 8:49am

thanks for the idea, I just 3D printed my own.

Ck - 03/04/14 - 9:08am

This is one of those things that would be neat to have in the tool box, but I have a hard time justifying spending $15 on.

mudrock - 03/04/14 - 9:49am

Good luck with that. Hope these guys don’t expect to get rich.

fabiano - 03/04/14 - 9:54am

the best is the comments.

gringo - 03/04/14 - 10:38am

These guys are just way too friendly for the bike biz. Only if you are an aloof a55wipe can you expect to get anywhere.

not that I like it that way, just the way it is.

Ron G. - 03/04/14 - 10:53am

“I knew there had to be a better way.”

Yes, there is. Get that guy off the floor, put the bike in a stand, give him a real rag instead of that piece of ribbon, shift to the small cog, get behind the cassette instead of fumbling about in the rear triangle, and floss that thing right.

They went out of their way to make cleaning a cassette look awkward and difficult just to make it seem like cutting all your rags into strips and clamping those strips into a bow is somehow more convenient.

Still, I hope they sell a million–it will give me hope that someday I’ll conceive some pointless idea for parting people from their money.

Wil - 03/04/14 - 10:58am

I thought about using the extra hacksaw frame I have to do this, then realized how much a PITA it would be to have to prep the rag strips, put it all together, immediately soil through the rag, take it back apart, put in a new strip, and finish that first cog.

Steve @ G4G - 03/04/14 - 11:01am

@ pete – LOL. I was going to say the same thing! Firing up AutoCAD right now…

MeroMasta - 03/04/14 - 11:40am

Is it that hard to take off the cassette to clean? To me it seems they’re trying to fix a problem that doesn’t really exists.

Either way, best of luck to them.

ff - 03/04/14 - 11:48am

brush. use a brush

The Conductor - 03/04/14 - 12:22pm

My wife used to weave on a loom. Among a box of junk, I found an old big spool of thick, I guess it’s yarn. Viola!

Bike-floss. Been using it for years.

Good luck guys. People still buy those plastic hamster-cage looking chain cleaners too!

patrik - 03/04/14 - 12:27pm

@pete

Please post 3D file(s) to http://www.thingiverse.com. Thanks!

Padrote - 03/04/14 - 1:31pm

if cat ladies maintained bicycles this would be on a late night infomercial for $19.99 plus processing and handling

murpes - 03/04/14 - 2:15pm

Doesn’t seem any easier or effective than an old shoe lace.

oli - 03/04/14 - 2:38pm

have been using an old wire coathanger to do basically the same thing for years

Champs - 03/04/14 - 4:05pm

The Park GSC-1 sells for about $5 on Amazon.

Now if only 10+ speed master links would be reusable.

Mother - 03/04/14 - 5:06pm

@oli NO WIRE HANGERS!

chase - 03/04/14 - 5:24pm

WTF? Where is my weekly fix of bamboo or balsa bike stuff?

chase - 03/04/14 - 5:28pm

Seriously, somebody show these guys some high VOC cleaner, spray bottle of rubbing alcohol and Dumonde Tech lube.

Clean long lasting chains with little accumulation of gunk.

This is a garage hack idea most of have used in its variations for years.

Aaron houston - 03/04/14 - 6:09pm

So bend a stick over and put a shoe string on it? Done and done!

Tom Hesse - 03/05/14 - 12:54am

Is this a joke?

joe - 03/05/14 - 10:16am

@Champs Get yourself a wipperman.

wench rat - 03/05/14 - 4:46pm

@ joe: About time! Get a spoke, or a real small screw driver, or even the end of a zip tie!
I hope they sell so many I stock them in my shop.

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