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Old 09-18-20, 11:18 AM
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Salamandrine 
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Originally Posted by Goosecheck View Post
Like lawyer lips on forks, they are intended to prevent injuries....wait I mean injury claims. Remove and toss.
Normally am I just as cynical. Dork disks are a little different though. They won't prevent a chain from getting stuck between the freewheel and the spokes, though they help a bit I suppose. They prevent the spokes from getting chewed up if this happens, necessitating a wheel rebuild.

We can be all knowing in hindsight with our superior modern knowledge, but BITD people throwing their chains between the spokes and the freewheel happened all the time. Sure, if you were a racer or serious enthusiast, you probably kept your derailleurs well enough adjusted and your hanger straight. That was at most 1/100 people riding these newfangled 10 speed bicycles, probably much less than that.

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