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    don't be so angry clancy98's Avatar
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    fixing a broken kickstand...

    I have an eighties schwinn collegiate 3sp. Its a nice bike, everything's fine except for the kickstand. Its the basic crappy type with a metal sleeve brazed on the frame, kickstand comes out, theres a little nub sticking through a hole in the sleeve. I'm assuming thats what retains the kickstand in the sleeve, as there are no external fasteners.

    Usually, the kickstand rotates forward and stops when it reaches vertical, but this one rotates freely 360 degrees. I can feel tension when it rotates to the correct position, but when I prop up the bike it ends up falling over. I would just hack off the sleeve but the fender tab mounted on it, so I'd rather just fix it or pull the arm out of the sleeve. Anybody have this problem before?
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    You can buy all the parts to fix it. It is just worn out from age. I would suggest an older Schwinn dealer. Without the right tool to remove and replace the parts its a pain in the *** to do it. That is why you should find a dealer who still has parts to fix and repair it. By the way those type of kick stands were about the built ever made. Heavy but good. Roger

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    I always thought the kickstand was the best thing about those old Schwinns.

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    until it breaks! thanks guys I know just the shop to take it to
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    Sorry, this topic begs the question of why in the world you want a kickstand?

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    I removed the welded on on kickstand from my Twenty... it knocked a full pound off my bike.

    They are solid but damn heavy too.

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    If wanting fair bike prices makes me a leftist I don't wanna be right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFC View Post
    Sorry, this topic begs the question of why in the world you want a kickstand?
    the kickstand is a perfectly useful accessory that holds up the bicycle when I am not on it...

    The question is, why would you rather throw your treasured bike on the ground or prop it up against a tree?
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    I agree, none of my bikes have them but they're certainly practical. Plus all the women bikers on C&V's that I know locally use them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFC View Post
    Sorry, this topic begs the question of why in the world you want a kickstand?
    Do you fear being ridiculed on the playground of life for using a kickstand?
    Buck up little soldier, they're just children.

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    Luv my Kickstand.
    Don't leave home without it.....

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    First thing I take off is the kickstand, then the dork disk, then the chainring chain guard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
    First thing I take off is the kickstand,
    Useful equipment.

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    then the dork disk,
    Useful equipment.

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    then the chainring chain guard.
    Sometimes the chain can get jammed between the chain ring and the chain guard, so not as useful.

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