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    Bicycle Adventurer banjo_mole's Avatar
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    Dork disks (spoke protectors,):

    Where can old-style metal dork disks be purchased?

    Cheaply, preferrably.

    I'd like one for my bicycle, because the snapping cheapo plastic ones aren't cutting it for me, and I like the look of them.

    Any hints?

    And I don't think they're dorky.

    Here you go:

    Dork disks = "Spoke protectors."

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    Your LBS probably has a box of them stuck back in a corner somewhere.

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    proper adjustment of your rear derailleur makes a spoke protector unecessary.

    I haven't seen metal spoke protectors in any wholesale catalog recently but perhaps J&B carries them, call a LBS, ask if the buy from J&B, then pursue that way.

    Or, buy a cheap bike at a thrift store with one, pull off the disk, then re-donate the bike.
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    How about using a pie plate and cut it out tailored to your tastes?


    PM me. I have some in good condition.
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    Buy an old bike at a yard sale for $10, take the dork disc off, and sell the bike for $25 on Craigslist.

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    adjust your rear derailleur properly and don't worry about a dork disk. It's nothing more than that, it doesn't protect your spokes if you know how to use your bike.

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    I understand that I do not "need" a dork disk, and I'm capable of proper DR adjustment.

    But I can balance, so why do I "need" a helment? (I actually dont have one right now... )

    But, it will protect my spokes when something nudges the bike and I am unawares it has adjusted my rear deraileur...

    And plus, the old metal ones look really classy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by banjo_mole View Post
    Where can old-style metal dork disks be purchased?


    And I don't think they're dorky.

    Release your inner dork!

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