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Broken thingymajig

BikeyMikey1BikeyMikey1 Posts: 82
edited June 2010 in Workshop
On my Bianchi Nirone like most bikes, there is a plastic circular disc. This is or rather was located on the rear cassette between the cogs and the spokes. One of the plastic lugs on it broke and the whole thing started to rub against the spokes so I took it off. Is it really vital and should I get it replaced :?


  • redddraggonredddraggon Posts: 10,862
    Dork discs are definitely optional, only people who can't index rear deraillers use them.
    I like bikes...

  • BikeyMikey1BikeyMikey1 Posts: 82
    Thanks Reddraggon. Guess that answers my question so I'll leave as is. :)
  • bexley5200bexley5200 Posts: 692
    id replace it if it was already on the bike
    going downhill slowly
  • wheeler585wheeler585 Posts: 552
    They look naff, rip it off :wink:
    Up hup hup hup.....fricking hate that!
  • BikeyMikey1BikeyMikey1 Posts: 82
    It's gone.........think of the weight I've saved as well... :lol:
  • cyclopathcyclopath Posts: 71
    bexley5200 wrote:
    id replace it if it was already on the bike just might be the only one who would.

    Me? I've got plenty extra weight, I don't need any more. Not even, almost weightless, plastic discs. :)
  • WappygixerWappygixer Posts: 1,396
    Is it not aero? think of the extra speed
  • Is it not aero? think of the extra speed

    Damn........I hope I haven't spoiled my chances in the Giro D Italia 2011.... :(
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