Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Bikes: 2015 Charge Plug, 1997 Nishiki Blazer, 1984 Nishiki International
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This is what I bought for my new disc-brake bike:
I have had a couple of problems with it. First it doesn't grip the chainstay securely enough, so it has "rotated" a couple of times and led to the bike falling. (luckily I park inside on carpeting at work, and at home the bike can't fall over due to parking between my other two bikes) I'm afraid to tighten it too much and damage the chainstay. However, my chainstay is roundish, and this is designed to work better with a "flattish" chainstay.
Secondly, the screw that adjusts the length of the leg is fairly useless. It repeatedly loosened up causing the bike to fall, and a couple of times the leg fell off while I was riding. I remedied this by finding a steel bolt whose head fit inside the channel and used a locking washer and bolt.
I guess I've gone about 6 months without a problem, but if and when it fails again, I'm gonna replace it.
I understand what you want, because on my older MTB-based commuter I have a kickstand that clamps across where the chainstay and seat stay meet and even with the rear baskets loaded with groceries and my commuter backpack on the rack the bike stays upright and secure. The chainstay-only kickstand would'nt "stand" a chance. with that weight.