Folding Bikes - Moulton TSR kickstand query
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Approaching two months of blissful TSR-2 (http://www.moultonbicycles.co.uk/models/TSR2.html) ownership, I find myself occasionally in situations where a kickstand would be welcome. Examination of the bike's underbits reveals no mounting plate or dedicated holes in the chain stay. From this am right to conclude that, in addition a kickstand (say, like this (http://www.amazon.com/Pletscher-Zoom-Adjustable-Kickstand-Black/dp/B001GSSP66/ref=sr_1_5?s=cycling&ie=UTF8&qid=1297827350&sr=1-5)), I need to purchase something like this (http://www.thorusa.com/dahon/accessories/pletscher.htm) (fourth item down from the top) to mount it?
Any and all advice much appreciated.
02-16-11, 05:15 AM
Interesting. I have to say I don't think I have ever seen a TSR with a kick stand.
Are you a member of the Yahoo Moulton forum ?
I am sure you would enjoy reading some of the postings there.
02-20-11, 02:54 AM
The same question was just asked on the forum link and a few options were posted, but also a warning about damage the tubing so not sure if it would be wise to fit one.
However someone just posted this which is a neat alternative
02-20-11, 09:55 AM
Theres a tent pole like one , shock corded tubes snap together
and there's a U shaped end to hook onto stuff up top
to fit under your saddle, a frame tube or wherever..
Brother Jerry and Brother Bob have got my back. Thanks, guys!
I am monitoring this thread to see what suggestions are made, but I'm not sure how well a click-stand would work with a Moulton since there is not traditional top tube.
I haven't piped up with the kickstand I have used... it clamps to the left chain stay. OK for propping up an unloaded bike. Works quite OK. On smallwheelers, the outer adjustable portion can be ditched for a more elegant look, just cut it to the right length and put a rubber tip on.
08-21-11, 10:25 AM
This is an interesting kickstand http://www.ebay.com/itm/DayUan-Bicycle-Black-Pedals-Side-Kick-Stand-2-1-/360386406327?pt=Cycling_Parts_Accessories&hash=item53e8b427b7
08-26-11, 08:37 AM
I do have a Pletscher Zoom on my TSR 2. Works very well. To prevent damaging the stays, you may want to consider the "deluxe top plate" as seen on Thor's website.
08-26-11, 08:41 AM
Haven't used a kick stand since 1976, didn't know they still made them.
Hi, I ride a Moulton APB and use a rear mounted Greenfield stand.
Heres a pic from when I first mounted it and before I cut it down by 5cm.
I'm happy with it.
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