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Old 05-05-15, 09:07 AM
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The world is my kickstand. That said, there isn't always a tree where you need it, but I simply can't bring myself to put one on any if my bikes.

My wife also thinks it makes no sense, but she also doesn't think a person needs more than one bike.
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Old 05-05-15, 10:09 AM
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I've seen many bikes damaged by them but think they deserve practical use on townie types. Our Raleigh Twenty has a welded tube on the bb shell for the sidestand. If kids are on that bike, have to warn them not to sit on it while the stand is down. The welded tube and detent could get damaged from excess force.





Coincidence thread - spotted this vintage Paramount the other day. I'll refrain from comments, didn't look too close at the stand and clamp but not a chance would I have this on our Santana.



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Old 05-05-15, 11:15 AM
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I want another 2 leg Pletscher like this one for my Carlton 3 speed, but I can't find one with the same top late. The bolt is a countersunk socket head.

To prevent crushing, I shoved corks a couple of inches into the round Reynolds stays and then packed in a product similar to J B Weld.

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I don't have kickstands on my bikes except for the tandem. I don't crave one, but I have no problem with kickstands on other people's bikes.
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I'm so relieved.

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Old 05-05-15, 02:29 PM
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Pletscher the Zoom is adjustable in Length the foot piece Bolts to the upper with a series of little holes.

My Koga Trekking Bike has a 2nd kickstand on the bottom of the Left Low rider rack , so the pannier load is supported . and the front wheel wont roll
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Old 05-05-15, 03:27 PM
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If you're going to attach a kickstand to the frame (and yes, I also have a few bikes with them on), wrap the part of the frame where the kickstand will touch with handlebar tape... just one layer. You can still tighten the stand to the frame, but you won't do any damage to the paint or the frame this way.
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Handlebar tape might prevent scratches to the paint, and it might not. It will not prevent denting the frame.
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Old 05-05-15, 04:03 PM
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Old 05-05-15, 04:18 PM
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I love the kickstand on my '72 Super Sport, but with the switch from 630-32 to 622-28 wheels and tires, it's a little too long. Any non-destructive suggestions? The mount is brazed on, the kickstand itself is chrome steel of probably 1/2" dia.
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Old 05-05-15, 04:27 PM
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Raleigh Sports kickstands are designed to fit their frames. They stay in place without torquing the bolt too hard and have great return springs.

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Old 05-05-15, 05:11 PM
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Originally Posted by randyjawa View Post
Heck, I would sooner lay my bicycle, even the really good ones, on their side, non-drive side, and on a soft surface, such as grass that I would use a side/center stand.
"A bike that's on the ground can't fall over." has always been my thought in these types of situations. Of course, this does not apply to the current situation nor ridding with a loaded bike. Nothing against kickstands. I'd put the right one one the right bike.

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Old 05-05-15, 05:27 PM
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The first and only bike so far from which I haven't removed the kickstand is my Gazelle Champion Mondial semi-race. Standard issue and mounted by Gazelle's race department mechanics on a brazed-on mounting plate.

Taken during this evening's ride:

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Old 05-05-15, 06:01 PM
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Rivendell has the plastic stay protectors for the Pletscher kickstands. They only protect the top. They also recommend a handlebar tape wrap.
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Old 05-05-15, 06:12 PM
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I'm surprised no photos of a Chicago made, electroforged boat anchor with a 5lb kickstand.

These look pretty good at VO. I actually have a new two legged one kicking around, no pun intended, but no need for it yet.
http://store.velo-orange.com/index.p...ickstands.html

My kickstands are wood or metal. On rare occasions, it is sometimes MINI.









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Old 05-05-15, 06:28 PM
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That's hard on the paint. I lean mine against the rear tire and use a Flickstand or rubber band to stabilize the front.
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Old 05-05-15, 06:56 PM
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I have a 12" leather sleeve stitched on the top tube on 3 of my bikes. This is a great way to protect the paint from damage Like the flickstand though.
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Old 05-06-15, 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
Handlebar tape might prevent scratches to the paint, and it might not. It will not prevent denting the frame.
Unless you over tighten it, yes.
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Unless you over tighten it, yes.
Most are over tightened. Maybe the kickstand loosens itself until the chain stays are as compressed as the kickstand wants them to be.
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Originally Posted by randyjawa View Post
For my money, a kick stand is one of the surest ways to assure that damage, to the bicycle, will occur and sooner than later!
I have kickstands on half my bikes, and my wife's bikes. The one on my Miyata Racer has been there 43 years. None of these bikes has suffered any damage. It's all about the installation and care - afterall, if you are careless you could destroy your bike by how you adjust the RD, it's as simple as that., 404, user error. The Edge/Pletcher doubles are very torquey and tend to snap open and closed. You have to be careful they are firmly seated and opened and closed slowly, carefully. I would not install a kickstand on a teen's bike.

Give your wife a kickstand, and a bell.
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I have the Copenhagen from VO, and a kickstand plate.

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How do you like the Copenhagen?
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It's great. Easily adjustable. I thought it looked bad before the bike was built up. It looks nice to my eye now.
I have the Pletscher 'twin-legger' on a couple other bike and like as well. The Pletscher does have to be trimmed, the Copenhagen has adjustable legs.
I'd buy the Copenhagen over the Pletscher, both are good choices.

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I just installed a Velo Orange Copenhagen (aka MassLoad) on my Specialized Sirrus, seems pretty sweet! We have a couple of Greenfields which are also great stands.

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