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Spoke protection , on what bike will looks better?

Old 03-25-22, 01:59 PM
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Spoke protection , on what bike will looks better?

I found a brand new spoke protecting disk branded REG.
and here is my question:

On which bike it will looks better?




Here the photo of the spoke protection.


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Old 03-25-22, 02:19 PM
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Is neither an option?
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Is neither an option?
yea why not. i was thinking that protection was maybe a good detail to add in one of my bikes but i'm not 100% sure.
ps. seems pretty overpriced on ebay
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Spoke Protectors or Pie plates are also known as “Dork Discs”. If your derailleur is properly adjusted, then there is no compelling need for a Spoke Protector- it simply adds unneeded weight, thus “neither” may be the most common reply to your query.
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I think chrome plates have their place and that one is lovely.
I would put it on the Chiorda.
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Totally unnecessary but kind of cool in this case. I'd use it if I had it. I'm not sure I'd buy it if I didn't.

I have dropped put the chain into the spokes a couple of times. Besides the derailleur limit screw being set wrong, having a chain that's too short can do it if you accidentally shift into the big-big combination. That one really does some damage because there's a good chance of the derailleur going into the spokes too. With the limit screw, it's most likely to happen when you're suffering up a climb and your oxygen deprived brain thinks you've got another gear when you don't so you push the lever just that little extra bit too hard.
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I think chrome plates have their place and that one is lovely.
I would put it on the Chiorda.
Agreed. It does not belong on a racing machine that wants to be taken seriously. But is is a nice piece of bling, and it wouldn't look out of place on a city bike. +1 on putting it on the Chiorda.
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I think chrome plates have their place and that one is lovely.
I would put it on the Chiorda.
While it is true that they are unnecessary for a bike with a properly adjusted and functioning RD, I agree with both of these statements. The Chiorda looks great with the chrome chain guard and fenders and the spoke protector would just be another wonderful shiny thing.
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Old 03-25-22, 05:08 PM
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concur Chiorda
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Under your coffee cup?

Chiorda if you must.
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I’m also with the Chiorda.Chrome fenders need a chrome spoke protector.
But I want to know the spoke pattern on the Tomassini. That’s interesting

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It will go nicely with the chrome fenders and chain guard on the Chordia......
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I use them as wall hangings above my work bench where I work on my bikes , I’ve got a few of them . Plastic and aluminum seem to be common but I also have chrome ones. I wouldn’t put them on my bike but , like spare chain rings , they make Great Wall hangings above my work space. I also have one of those Campagnolo chain ring guards hanging up there…quite the collection.
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Not the Tommasini!
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When I restore a bike, I always try to copy the specific year catalog photo. If the picture shows a spoke protector and I have one than I install it on the restoration. The buyer or future owner can uninstall or leave it. I even install the correct reflectors if shown in the catalog. Crazy to some I know, but easy to uninstall. My choice would be the Chiorda. The protector matches the crank.

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Originally Posted by Andy_K View Post
Totally unnecessary but kind of cool in this case. I'd use it if I had it. I'm not sure I'd buy it if I didn't.

I have dropped put the chain into the spokes a couple of times. Besides the derailleur limit screw being set wrong, having a chain that's too short can do it if you accidentally shift into the big-big combination. That one really does some damage because there's a good chance of the derailleur going into the spokes too. With the limit screw, it's most likely to happen when you're suffering up a climb and your oxygen deprived brain thinks you've got another gear when you don't so you push the lever just that little extra bit too hard.
yea, I had a Campagnolo Nuovo Grand Sport rear derailleur fail(cage came apart) and the chain jammed into “ no mans land” . I had to replace the spokes on the drive side of the wheel! There still ain’t no spoke protector on the bike , but I did upgrade to Nuovo Record!
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I left the aluminum one on my Univega GT because it came with it, it's in good shape and it looks like it belongs there. I tossed the plastic one my Fuji Newest, in part because it was broken, but not replaced because it looked like a cheap plastic afterthought. Guess I could have gone for a alum or even chrome one, but it would look out of place. Also tossed the plastic one from my Sagres.

In your case, I agree with the lot, the Chiorda. Already has a bunch of chrome so the disk will simply blend in.

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Counterpoint... I'm a dork, aka an engineer, so I don't take offense when someone attributes these engineering marvels to me (and those like me). Even a properly adjusted derailleur can fail, and come out of adjustment, or just assplode on you. As an engineer, I like to design with a "belts AND suspenders philosophy" when I can, aka, having not only a Plan A, but also a Plan B. The dork disk is a compelling Plan B. Plus plus... for some weird psychological reason, they aggravate that same crowd that likes to tout the "Rules" to me, and I like to think it stings just a little more when someone with a dork disked bicycle passes them. Plus plus plus... the added weight is inconsequential compared to the 10+ pounds of human flubber and bologna burden I subject my bicycles to on every outing. Plus plus plus plus... it's star shaped.

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I am not a spoke protector fan. I think them to be close to useless and tend to add nothing, other than weight, to the appearance of a vintage road bike, with one exception. The Canadian made Sekine...

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I am not a spoke protector fan. I think them to be close to useless and tend to add nothing, other than weight, to the appearance of a vintage road bike, with one exception. The Canadian made Sekine...

My girl bought a sekine one just because.
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I am not a spoke protector fan. I think them to be close to useless and tend to add nothing, other than weight, to the appearance of a vintage road bike, with one exception. The Canadian made Sekine...
I'm not a dork disk expert by any means, but in the powers not invested in me by anyone, I've long ago crowned the Sekine dork disk the unofficial holy grail of dork disks! I have a Sekine in waiting, and I'm hoping and praying I come across one of these.

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