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    The absolute BEST kick stand for bicycle commuters

    This is the best stand I have ever seen for bicycle commuters. Do you ever have problems loading groceries or other heavy stuff on your bike and then "wobble, wobble, CRASH!!! the bike and everything falls over?

    That doesn't happen with this stand. It supports the whole bike and even lifts the rear wheel off the ground.

    Has anybody seen anything like this available in the USA?
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    I like the concept. Never seen one before. Looks a little too big and bulky though. Also, does it flip up over the tire, or under it? If it flips up under the tire, I'd think you'd have to worry about it flipping down while you are riding... say after you hit a bump or pothole. That wouldn't be good at all. It actually reminds me of those motorcycle kickstands. The other cool thing about it... you can do maintenance on the drive train without a bike stand... assuming the pedals will turn completely, but I dont' see why they wouldn't. I would probably buy it just for that reason.

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    Ironically, on my commute home last night I was thinking of such a thing to make rear flat fixes during the commute easier. I get in today, read the forum, and there is what I invisioned right there.

    I like the idea, because setting the bike down in god knows what with all the crap strapped to it to fix the rear flat isn't fun.
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    Maybe I will post a pic in the "up" position tomorrow.

    Anyway, the stand kicks back to the rear and positions horizontal to the road. It holds in place even when I ride crazy and get big air. If it ever did fall down, it would hit the road and get bonked back into place.

    It is heavy, but for commuters, weight isn't as much a factor as with other bikes. At least that is the case with freighter bikes that you use to haul groceries and stuff.
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    Mike,

    All this stuff you post about seems to constantly remind me that cycling is, after all, a serious means of transportation.

    Keep up the good work, buddy!
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    Originally posted by Pete Clark
    Mike,

    All this stuff you post about seems to constantly remind me that cycling is, after all, a serious means of transportation.

    Keep up the good work, buddy!
    Ya, Man! Pete, one of these days I will make it to Atlanta and you and I are going to show the folks down there what cycling is all about.
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    I would look forward to that.

    I wouldn't mind some of your experience rubbing off on me!

    Cheers to you and your family!

    (Klein--this is a personal message...how did you say I should do those again? )
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    Originally posted by mike
    It holds in place even when I ride crazy and get big air.
    You're getting big air on your commuter? We're proud of you.

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    Mike,
    I remember seeing these on heavy delivery bikes when I was growing up. I wouldn't mind getting one for my commuter. I will do some research.
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    I am heading to Japan soon. If anybody wants one of these, let me know and I will pick one up for you. I think theya are about 2,500 yen which is about $23.00.
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    I come across these kind of kickstands in recumbent catalogs, but I don't know if they would fit on an upright.

    Take a look at www.hostelshoppe.com

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    Originally posted by mike
    I am heading to Japan soon. If anybody wants one of these, let me know and I will pick one up for you. I think theya are about 2,500 yen which is about $23.00.
    I 'd like to see more before I commit but it would be nice on the commuter bike.

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    Warning! Approaching irrelevant tangent.

    My sisters' bike, in the early '60s, had a similar kickstand. It was an Olson, and already kind of old at the time... maybe 10 years? Never heard of them before or since. It was your standard balloon-tire kids bike, gurlz frame, built like a tank. Anyhow, the kickstand was hinged near the rear axle and operated similar to the one shown. To put it up, you swung it backwards, where it would latch to a hook hanging from the end of the rear fender, just below the reflector. Very cool for a 40 lb kid because I could put it on the kickstand and then climb on and pedal the bike.

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    Originally posted by MediaCreations

    You're getting big air on your commuter? We're proud of you.
    Me too. I bunny hopped around 10-12" this morning. Some guys on a BMX bike where trying to hope, so I showed them how it was done. I hope they did not notice my clipless pedals as I bounced past them
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