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Old 08-08-10, 05:19 PM   #1
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Mounting the Pletscher double-legger

Good evening and welcome to Over-engineering Today. I'm your host, RMC.

We all love the Pletscher two-leg kickstand for rock-solid stability on our city and picnic bikes.



But mounting can be a problem. The kickstand can pivot on the single bolt. With repeated kicking (er, standing) the legs can move over until they hit your crank when you're riding, or when the bike is up on the stand--say, when you're trying to adjust the gearing or the rear drum brake, and you want to be able to spin the cranks while the bike is up on the stand without the left crank clanking into one of the kickstand legs.

Ideally, you can use the stand all the time and never have to worry about either of these problems.





So we have something that pivots and we want to be able to limit its travel in either direction and be able to apply fine adjustment to get it positioned in just the right place. Hmmm. Where have we seen a technological application like this before??

Ah yes!



Materials you will need:

1. Ample room under chainstays for over-mechanizing with two previously installed extra mounting points.
2. Quarter-inch key stock.
3. Tap, screws, and springs.
4. Most of Sunday.

And ... voila! The world's most over-engineered Kickstand Positioning System (tm). And it weighs less than three pounds!

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Old 08-08-10, 05:30 PM   #2
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Looks heavy.
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Looks heavy.
Yeah, I should have used aluminum key stock, right?

It would be easy to cut another piece of aluminum to butt up against the stand, but the precision of the angle is key, and I just stink at getting accurate cuts like that.
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