Thursday, May 26, 2011

To Dork or Not to Dork

That is the question.
Trivial as it may seem to some, it is of great importance to me for if you have been following along at home you, the reader, know that say it with me: image is everything.
Before I get to that though, today I found out that Domino's delivers to the beach:

Now I've taken a pizza to the beach, but I've never ordered one to be delivered there.
I always supposed you needed like an address or something.
It was also nice to see that some of the kids around here ride their bikes to school:

Hawaiian bike rack made of pipe and chain.
Don't like that?
Just use the fence:

Hey wait just a minute! The kids are in school?
Yeah, I'm supposed to be there too, but in our school, most if not all of the kids do not show up for the last two days.
Since there are no kids, there is no me.
Or something like that.
So anyways, when I limped on home, this was waiting for me:

The new free wheel is sort of on the small side.
I didn't think of the gearing when I ordered it, I just went with the cheapest one I could find.
I hope I don't pay for that later.
I figure it's okay, I mean I got a triple up front.
So here's the big question: do I put the dork disc back or do I leave it off?

I gotta say that it looks sort of nekkid back there without it.
I guess since the cluster is so small it makes it look even goofier.
The pie plate though picks up and seems to amplify whatever resonances come from back there so I thought I'd leave it off.
Maybe I can find one of them plexi ones.
Or maybe I can paint the old one and that may be enough to deaden some sound.
I just don't know what to do!
My glasses! without them I'm helpless!
Or something like that.
I'm hoping to unveil the New and Improved Bike With The Funny Name(NIBWTFN) sometime in the next week.
As long as I can figure out what to do with that goofy disc.


Darin said...

Normally everything I do is dorky, but I draw the line at the pie plate. If and when I ever remove my cassette, mine is coming off too.

Steve A said...

Derailleur limit screws adjusted properly do away with the need for such government-mandated nonsense. A file can fix the lawyer lips if your front fork has those.

Anonymous said...

I gotta say that after staring at it for a while, that gear cluster looks very lonely.
Still I guess I'm leaving it off for now mostly cause I'm too lazy to clean it and put it back on.

Anonymous said...

I was just thinking, I could comment on my own posts and no one would ever know.

Anonymous said...

Wow! This is an awesome blog!

Big Oak said...

I think it would look dorky if you put the pie plate back on with that new corn cob cluster.

Rat Trap Press said...

I think the metal pie plates are less dorky than plastic ones but like Steve said they really aren't necessary. You should probably just toss it.

Anonymous said...

It's soo shiny though!
Okay, the forum has spoken.
The discus dorkus is done.