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    Purchasing or making wheel disks

    Anyone ever have any luck making wheel disk's. I was looking into it and find coming up with a way of attaching them to you spokes less than desirable. The only reason I am interested in the is purely cosmetic I just think they look cool on the rear wheel. The production discs seem a little price & limited in style.
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    Wheelbuilder.com and be done with it.

    That said though, covers aren't meant to be run full time. Even the competition ones say to remove for training rides.

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    Corrugated plastic is the material of choice. Your avatar printed on them would look cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qmsdc15 View Post
    Corrugated plastic is the material of choice. Your avatar printed on them would look cool.
    If I saw that avatar spinning by, that would be a great training motivator to ride fast
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    Quote Originally Posted by qmsdc15 View Post
    Corrugated plastic is the material of choice. Your avatar printed on them would look cool.
    What a good Idea & thank you Tamara
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timber_8 View Post
    What a good Idea & thank you Tamara
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    Remember that wheel discs can adversely affect bike handling in crosswinds. IMO not a good idea for a bike used in all conditions.
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    Polo players use them to keep mallets out of spokes. I saw recycled election signs, with a candidates picture on them, being used when I happened by a bicycle polo game, which gave me the idea of putting a picture on your disc wheel. Don't know how they attach them. Zip ties probably.

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    ^^^Yes,zip ties. Can be tricky to get the last one or two on. We did a group buy on corroplast to make wheel covers for our polo bikes.

    They do suck hard in windy conditions. It can feel like someone is pulling on your wheel.

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    Have you played polo at the College Park site? I thought they were to be there every Sunday, but I haven't seen them the last couple weeks. Too hot? I saw one of your "2 Wheels or..." stickers on the rack in front of Saxby's.

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    I actually haven't been playing much lately because of work. I also missed the tourny we had up at CP. We normally play at the Rush Rink on 13th & D SE on Thursdays and some Mondays. CP is a little hot to play at due to the lack of shade.

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    A weed/crackhead noadie's disc wheel

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    Quote Originally Posted by qmsdc15 View Post
    A weed/crackhead noadie's disc wheel
    did you make that evaluation based on the wheel disc?
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    Instead of fastening them to the wheel, fasten each to the opposing disc with sex bolts. Is will look pretty professional. Zip ties will kill the desired appearance.
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