I have an old Bridgestone with a ridiculous kickstand that I never use. I want to take it off to make it lighter as well. Not that that's a huge problem. The problem that does exist though is the fact that the ridges to keep the nut from loosening is ON THE KICKSTAND. When I remove it, the metal underneath is smooth. If I wanted to remove the kickstand permanently and ride without it, how would I go about getting that ridged so a QR doesn't just slide right off? Am I worrying too much? Would it be ok w/o it? Thanks in advance folks.