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    Kick Stand-Schwinn Varsity

    How do I get the damn thing off?

    It's added weight...I'm not gonna use it...I want it off.

    if anyone has an idea that would be awesome

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    This link should provide you the guidance you seek.

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    next problem....

    I cant get the crank off so my chainring gets in the way.
    So that solution won't work until i can get enough clearance with the tools.

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    You have a Varsity....and you're concerned about the weight of a kickstand?!

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    It'll be easy to get the crank off. Will need a thin-enough wrench to remove the left pedal, and a big adjustable wrench and a screwdriver for the left bottom bracket locknut and cone. All have left hand threads. Just pull the whole thing minus the pedal out the right side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikeManDan View Post
    You have a Varsity....and you're concerned about the weight of a kickstand?!
    Really - that's just silly.

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    Those things weigh more than a pound.

    I didn't have a big enough channel lock so I took a finishing nail, bent it around the kickstand, and used a C-Clamp to press it in and release the stand. Quite easy as a matter of fact.

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    It's even easier than that if you're married. I push the spring-loaded washer in with a flat-bladed screwdriver and have the wife pull the pin out.

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    The pin is the key I'm guessing? I get the pin out I get the kick stand out

    Do i need to get something to push into the other end of the kick stand(the end that has a triangular hole that just puzzles me?)

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    No -- there's a coil spring just behind the collar on the kickstand side. Just compress the spring by whatever means you have at hand by about 1/4", and the pin will pull right out. Like I said, I lay the bike on its side and shove the collar down with a screwdriver. You'll need a third hand since this will usually take all your weight on the screwdriver. You can buy a special tool for the job, but what fun is that?

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    I see. That makes more sense.

    This will be a fun job...ha

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    Quote Originally Posted by mswantak View Post
    It's even easier than that if you're married. I push the spring-loaded washer in with a flat-bladed screwdriver and have the wife pull the pin out.
    I think it is easier if you just have a girlfriend. A wife wouldn't be so willing help.
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    Of course you could go to Park Tool and get the correct tool and then its a 30 second job. Roger
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhenning View Post
    Of course you could go to Park Tool and get the correct tool and then its a 30 second job. Roger
    That works out to about $1 a second.

    Hack saw is another option

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    It will cheap compared to the hospital visit when the screw driver slips off and stabs him in the hand. The plus side is I bought mine like that in the early 1990s for $12 and have used it hundreds of times. Tools like that don't wear out. Roger

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