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Dork Disk?

Old 06-10-11, 11:40 AM
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Mine's all yellowed and stuff, but I'm a dork and don't mind it being on there. Fits right in with my 2 dashboard genie bar extenders that I use to hold lights and airzound, my bar bag adaptor (don't usually have my bag on there as right now I'm just using it to hold the high power lights that I only put on if I'm going to be riding at night since I often have to park my bike outside - backup lights are zip tied on there full time), the folding metal baskets, and all the other dorky stuff (rear turn signals anyone) I have on there.
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh
The mechanical knowledge, and tools, to remove it without destroying it, is one test as to whether you can go without it.
Awkwardly using a soldering torch on your wheel to melt a plastic dork disc as opposed to the clean and classy removal of the cluster... hmm... tough choice.
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Originally Posted by SoulPuppy
Thanks, Homebrew. I have a pretty sweet torch that will probably do the trick. I appreciate the tip. I just hate being the butt of cruel jokes.
Make sure you have something big enough to get it done quickly:

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Old 06-10-11, 11:48 AM
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Taking the dork disk off is one of the first things I do after buying a bike. I do it properly by removing the cassette first.
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It will come off by itself once you are fast enough.
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Old 06-10-11, 12:06 PM
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Originally Posted by freighttraininguphill
Taking the dork disk off is one of the first things I do after buying a bike. I do it properly by removing the cassette first.
Where do you even buy a bike with such a thing on it?
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Is your dork disk made of carbon fiber, dimpled, and has a torroidal profile? If so, I'll buy it off you.
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Old 06-10-11, 12:16 PM
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Originally Posted by freighttraininguphill
Taking the dork disk off is one of the first things I do after buying a bike. I do it properly by removing the cassette first.
I just use clippers. Removing the cassette just robs you of the opportunity to destroy the disk in the process. Unless you remove it and THEN destroy it, just out of spite. But that might be a bit weird, even around here.
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Isn't it against BF rules to post a close-up of any componentry below Ultegra?
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Originally Posted by AdelaaR
Where do you even buy a bike with such a thing on it?
It is a standard component if you are to buy a complete bicycle from a retailer here in the USA. Litigation and liability issues.
What standard (safety oriented) components come on a bike sold in Belgium?
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Darn it! I can't get mine to burn off.
I've decided to throw the bike on the bond fire tonight at the lake. I'll get some photos.
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I think dork disks were much more common before indexed shifting. In the old days, you could push the lever too far and the chain could come off the cassette and into the spokes. I don't see the need anymore. Maybe if someone's rear dr isn't adjusted correctly but I have never had a need for a dork disk since I bought my bike five years ago.
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh
Yours needs to stay on.
Dude, this is one of the best first-response answers I have seen in a LONG time! I seriously laughed out loud. Bigtime.
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Originally Posted by 10 Wheels
I paint mine black.

Is that a MTB cassette?
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Originally Posted by Accordion
Dude, this is one of the best first-response answers I have seen in a LONG time! I seriously laughed out loud. Bigtime.
Do I at least get SOME credit for putting the ball on the tee?
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Originally Posted by AdelaaR
Where do you even buy a bike with such a thing on it?
Cannondale had to do a recall on some of their high-end bikes because they were shipping them without the dork disk. I'm sure that was more than one day of eye-rolling for the folks at C-dale. My guess is that shop owners asked them to do it because they didn't want to have to take them off.
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Originally Posted by SoulPuppy
Do I at least get SOME credit for putting the ball on the tee?
Before you get kudos around here, especially with your minimal post count, you're going to need at least a multi-page thread on the subject of waving, or a rant against pricey bikes and their undeserving owners.
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When I bought my Blue RC8 a few years ago, it came without a dork disc. Perhaps the shop removed it knowing the buyer would demand it be removed?
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Originally Posted by KiddSisko
Before you get kudos around here, especially with your minimal post count, you're going to need at least a multi-page thread on the subject of waving, or a rant against pricey bikes and their undeserving owners.
Ah, multi page threads about dork disks don't cut it around here? Sorry. I'm new.

I assume there's a story behind the waving thread comment?
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Originally Posted by 10 Wheels
I paint mine black.

So let me get this straight... You removed the gear cluster and dork disc, painted it black, then reinstalled it?

That's Fred right there.
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Originally Posted by tagaproject6
It is a standard component if you are to buy a complete bicycle from a retailer here in the USA. Litigation and liability issues.
What standard (safety oriented) components come on a bike sold in Belgium?
Having recently gone bike shopping I didn't notice anything that stood out in my mind. You don't need reflectors, no dork disc etc. I am not sure as to the requirements of having a headlight/taillight, I know they are very common on commuter bikes, but there are a fair amount of roadies here and they are not on them, whether or not anyone is breaking the law I don't know. A bike bell is pretty much a necessity as there are bike paths everywhere (and I do mean EVERYWHERE) and they aren't exactly 8 bikes wide.

Police in Belgium aren't like the police in the states, there aren't typically cops sitting randomly to ticket people, that's what speed cameras everywhere are for. Cops here are here for things like setting up DUI check points and actual emergencies and not seen as a revenue source by issuing tickets. Last time I checked however, Belgium doesn't exactly have a working government
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Originally Posted by SoulPuppy
Ah, multi page threads about dork disks don't cut it around here? Sorry. I'm new.

I assume there's a story behind the waving thread comment?

Go ahead...try and start a thread that goes something like "Should I Wave To Other Roadies That I Meet On The Road" or some such insanity...go ahead...
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Originally Posted by SoulPuppy
Ah, multi page threads about dork disks don't cut it around here? Sorry. I'm new.

I assume there's a story behind the waving thread comment?
Takes much more than one thread before the kudos start rolling in. Could just be beginners luck.

Ask umd about the waving.

Oh I forgot, you can't ask him, because he was banned.
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