I am the proud owner of a new silver Xootr Swift and so far really love it! Since the most knowledgable and experienced Swift folks seem to post in this thread, I wonder if I might get a question answered. I know that many riders don't like or use kickstands but I really don't want to always have to lean my bike against a nearby vertical object, even if such an object can be found! I've looked at the LBS's and they stock only the generic aluminum Greenfield's that mount in a traditional kickstand plate. There is a crosspiece near the front of the chainstays that has a hole in it (too small for the Greenfield's screw) but it is tubular, not flat, and I don't want to take a chance on crushing or scarring this piece or the tops of the chainstays. Is there a particular kickstand that anyone has tried that fits and works well and looks, how do I say it, not too bad?. Should i look for a rear stay mount, an axle mount, or am I going to have to fabricate something?
I have looked online at the Greenfield SKS2B Stabilizer kickstand <http://www.greenfieldny.com/chart_bicycle.htm#stabilizer>, the Tranz-X Stay Mount Adjustable kickstand <http://www.bikemannetwork.com/biking/p/KI2100>, and the Summit Adjustable kickstand <http://www.wilsonbike.com/pdf%20catalog/accessories/2005_accs_kickstand.pdf>. Unfortunately it isn't possible to tell from the pictures and sketchy descriptions whether these will fit. Anyone have an opinion on this?
Thanks in advance for the help!