1973 Raleigh Gran Sport, 1973 Raleigh Grand Prix singlespeed, 1984 Fuji Espree, 1993 Trek 800, Two 1973 Raleigh Twenties, 2007 IKEA / Raleigh folding 20, Monark Ergometer Stationary Fitness Bike
Raleigh - Schwinn Kickstand Question
I am reconditioning an eBay 1971 Raleigh Twenty folding bike that has a bracket for a kickstand but came without one. Also have an eBay Schwinn kickstand that looks about right. I know there is a special tool to compress and install frame kickstands but I don't have one. What is the home mechanic method to compress the spring and install this kickstand?
I didn't have big enough channel locks so I used a c-clamp to press in the ring. I took a finishing nail and bent it in a circle with some needle-nosed pliers and used that to press the ring in. This let me remove the pin with no problem at all. It was really easy and I have to imagine that you could just reverse the procedure to install one.