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Old 10-27-08, 08:03 PM   #1
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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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Old 10-27-08, 08:15 PM   #2
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Your LBS probably has a box of them stuck back in a corner somewhere.
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Old 10-27-08, 11:41 PM   #3
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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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Old 10-28-08, 12:26 AM   #4
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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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Old 10-28-08, 07:23 AM   #5
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Loose Screws has some...
http://www.thethirdhand.com/index.cg...d=756595311105
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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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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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