Does anybody know where to buy a spoke-protector in Europe? Preferably in France or UK.
ChainReaction (the usual recipient of my disposable income) doesn't seem to have them, though I'm not 100% sure I've got the correct search term. The piece I'm looking for is a plastic disc which sits between the cassette and the wheel, and mitigates the damage should the chain jump off the largest sprocket. A Google search turned up the synonym "Dork Disc" and many recommendations not to use them for cosmetic reasons. But of course Cyclocross is a tough business, and aesthetic arguments carry less weight when bike and rider are both covered in a thick layer of mud!