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?
...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.
Broom Wagon Fodder
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.
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.
+2 I did the same on my Varsity and Super Sport. Piece of cake.
Originally Posted by reverborama
United Bicycle Supply has the right tool for the job.
Get your LBS to order you one!
Part # PA-KS1