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    So, if kickstands are dorky unless you're a utility cyclist...

    Are touring stands dorky too? You know, like centerstands? Sixty's Trek has one, maybe he'll post a picture...

    Looking at building a fixie and laying it down or leaning it on walls will suck if I get it painted the way I want.
    "It is not the critic who counts."

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    You know about oxymorons, right Crank? Hot chili, jumbo shrimp, military intelligence? You can add "fixie with a kickstand/centerstand" to the list. I do not believe this is allowed.

    If you're up for a quick disembowelment, run this by the SS/FG crowd. That should be entertaining.

    Cheers.

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    I don't care what a bunch of dumb hipsters on thirty year old bright green Varsity's with mismatched wheels and pink bartape who wear their sister's jeans have to say about it.

    Besides, this bike will have two brakes and a flip flop hub. I'm not counting on a big lot of fixie rep
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrankshaftYQX View Post
    Looking at building a fixie and laying it down or leaning it on walls will suck if I get it painted the way I want.
    Don't get a snazzy fancy paintjob on a bike that's going to see utility duty.
    Get a cheap powdercoat job done to it; it's clean and it adds some additional scuff resistance. Costs under $150, so it's really not a serious bite in the wallet if it gets a little bit scuffed after a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrankshaftYQX View Post
    Are touring stands dorky too?
    Yes. The more important question is whether or not you care.

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    I think three or four kickstands should do the trick

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    Quote Originally Posted by CliftonGK1 View Post
    Don't get a snazzy fancy paintjob on a bike that's going to see utility duty.
    Get a cheap powdercoat job done to it; it's clean and it adds some additional scuff resistance. Costs under $150, so it's really not a serious bite in the wallet if it gets a little bit scuffed after a while.
    Utility as far as commuting, and it'll get parked in a storage room...
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    Quote Originally Posted by huerro View Post
    Yes. The more important question is whether or not you care.
    As much as I don't want to, I always end up caring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrankshaftYQX View Post
    Utility as far as commuting, and it'll get parked in a storage room...
    A secure storage room which only you have access to? If not, count on other people leaning things against it, or moving it around and scratching up your nice new paintjob. I'm still voting for powdercoating.

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    Kickstands are useless unless you are touring with 50lbs+ on your panniers. A good way to avoid scratches on the frame is to lean the bike against something by the tire. You'll never think about a kickstand again.

    EDIT: I should specify the rear tire as you may have less success trying it with the front.
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    Google flickstand. It keeps the front tire from turning, so you can lean the bike against things. I really like mine. They don't make them anymore, but you can find some on eBay.

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    Thanks, TA!
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    When this comes back to life it'll be with a flip-flop hub (maybe a Schlumpf bottom bracket too).
    It has a double legged kickstand. That'll stay.

    Quote Originally Posted by unterhausen
    I believe that in this case "solid meh" means "so 'meh' that it could never be anything more than 'meh', and yet also no less than 'meh' -- in a word, exactly 'meh'"

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    That's what I wanted, actually.

    How does it attach?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    When this comes back to life it'll be with a flip-flop hub (maybe a Schlumpf bottom bracket too).
    FWIW, that'll work as long as it's a free/free flip-flop. I looked into Schlumpf stuff a while back as an idea for a two-speed fixed-gear, but they're pretty adamant that the design of their cranks won't stand up to the extra stresses a fixed-gear drivetrain would exert.

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    i have to now because of the battery weight
    riding and pimpin again

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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    FWIW, that'll work as long as it's a free/free flip-flop. I looked into Schlumpf stuff a while back as an idea for a two-speed fixed-gear, but they're pretty adamant that the design of their cranks won't stand up to the extra stresses a fixed-gear drivetrain would exert.
    Damnit. Well, it'll be just a flip-flop then. Damnit.
    Quote Originally Posted by unterhausen
    I believe that in this case "solid meh" means "so 'meh' that it could never be anything more than 'meh', and yet also no less than 'meh' -- in a word, exactly 'meh'"

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    So, Allen, does the frame have to be drilled for that kickstand? If I could just run it when I had the panniers on it that'd be nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrankshaftYQX View Post
    That's what I wanted, actually.

    How does it attach?
    The top of the kick stand is flat and threaded for a large bolt.
    You place that under the chainstays right behind the bottom bracket.
    The bolt is long and has a wedged shaped, heavy "washer". It goes on top of the chain stays.
    When you crank the bolt the whole thing pressure fits and locks into place.
    Quote Originally Posted by unterhausen
    I believe that in this case "solid meh" means "so 'meh' that it could never be anything more than 'meh', and yet also no less than 'meh' -- in a word, exactly 'meh'"

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    No drilling needed.
    Quote Originally Posted by unterhausen
    I believe that in this case "solid meh" means "so 'meh' that it could never be anything more than 'meh', and yet also no less than 'meh' -- in a word, exactly 'meh'"

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    Do you have a pic of the set up?

    Thanks Allen.
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    The wedge and flap top of the kickstand are visible in the above image.
    Quote Originally Posted by unterhausen
    I believe that in this case "solid meh" means "so 'meh' that it could never be anything more than 'meh', and yet also no less than 'meh' -- in a word, exactly 'meh'"

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrankshaftYQX View Post
    So, would it be feasible to remove it when the bike has no load?
    Oh yeah, bit of a PITA because you need to remove the rear wheel to get to the lock bolt on a bike that does not have crazy long chainstays like the bomber.
    Quote Originally Posted by unterhausen
    I believe that in this case "solid meh" means "so 'meh' that it could never be anything more than 'meh', and yet also no less than 'meh' -- in a word, exactly 'meh'"

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    It tucks away just like a regular kickstand. No need to take it off except for looks.
    The legs fold together and store on one side of the bike, it looks basically like a regular kickstand folded.
    Quote Originally Posted by unterhausen
    I believe that in this case "solid meh" means "so 'meh' that it could never be anything more than 'meh', and yet also no less than 'meh' -- in a word, exactly 'meh'"

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    Eh, that's what QR skewers are for. Thanks for the help.
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