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    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?

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    ...and if anyone's parting with a couple of these tools, put one aside for me too, I need one for a restored Schwinn I'm doing some delicate repair on.

    -Kurt

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    If we're talking about the built-in Schwinn kickstand, I used this site to show me how to remove the stand on my Varsity.
    http://www.angelfire.com/dbz/forum/kickstand.html

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reverborama
    If we're talking about the built-in Schwinn kickstand, I used this site to show me how to remove the stand on my Varsity.
    http://www.angelfire.com/dbz/forum/kickstand.html
    +2 I did the same on my Varsity and Super Sport. Piece of cake.

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    Dr.Deltron
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    United Bicycle Supply has the right tool for the job.
    Get your LBS to order you one!

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