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Old 05-27-16, 09:17 AM   #1
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Need help finding a kickstand

I have a Trek 800 Mountain Track with 26" tires. I'm looking for a kickstand that won't get in my way when I'm pedaling. My current kickstand gives me very little clearance to pass my foot and at times, my heel makes contact with it.



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Old 05-27-16, 09:28 AM   #2
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Sometimes, the stars align:

Anyone bought this Wellgo pedal?
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Bought one of these about a year ago for my Trek, tucks out of the way, easy to fit, very stable and costs 20 bucks. What's not to love?
http://www.amazon.com/BV-Bicycle-Adj...rch_detailpage
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I bought one for my hybrid from a LBS which clamps on the rear of the bicycle near the hub. I like it because the kickstand is out of the way back there and no chance of hitting it with my foot while pedaling. It's also very sturdy, and even being at the rear of the frame it doesn't seem like the bike is wobbly. The good thing is that when the bike's standing up I can turn the pedals backwards and keep spinning them without hitting the kickstand. This helps when lubing the chain.
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You need to move what you have, they shift a little over time, Without a Kickstand plate in the original frame design, any Kickstand will do that .


the other location a Kickstand can be mounted is back By the rear axle on the left side of the frame , attached at the back of the rear triangle.
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You need to move what you have, they shift a little over time, Without a Kickstand plate in the original frame design, any Kickstand will do that .


the other location a Kickstand can be mounted is back By the rear axle on the left side of the frame , attached at the back of the rear triangle.
By move, do you mean move it to another location somehow? The pic of my kickstand is with it pushed in towards my tire as far as it'll go. When hitting bumps it can pop out a little bit more. If I buy a kickstand online, will it come with the plate that I need?
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Any kickstand should be far enough from the pedals. So you kickstand either badly installed, bended or for a bigger bike.

I used to have a kickstand like this:


I like it, because i can rotate pedals even when my bike is standing, very convinient for chain lubricaion for example. But a bike standing on the rear kickstand is less stable than with central one, especially if your bike is loaded with something...
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The (click stand ) is another option
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It looks to me like that whoever mounted the kickstand did the cheesy thing of bending the aluminum leg to achieve the proper lean angle, instead of cutting it to length. So now if you rotate the bottom plate of the kickstand so it doesn't stick out, it instead hits the tire. A direct replacement Greenfield kickstand should work just fine, but it should be cut to length for the lean angle.

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By move, do you mean move it to another location somehow? The pic of my kickstand is with it pushed in towards my tire as far as it'll go. When hitting bumps it can pop out a little bit more. If I buy a kickstand online, will it come with the plate that I need?

the greenfield rear triangle mount in picture # 7 is essentially placing a center mounted KS on that bracket, [But it will come with another one ]

But No I mean just push it back out of the way, right where it is ,
every time you use the KS you can Move it a little, just like it has before, to be where it is when you took the picture.
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I was able to fix it by just reinstalling it (My first time ever putting on a kickstand)!



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Bought one of these about a year ago for my Trek, tucks out of the way, easy to fit, very stable and costs 20 bucks. What's not to love?
http://www.amazon.com/BV-Bicycle-Adj...rch_detailpage
I like the look of the one Limey mentioned. Maybe I'll buy that one in the future.
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I was able to fix it by just reinstalling it (My first time ever putting on a kickstand)!
Well done !
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Bought one of these about a year ago for my Trek, tucks out of the way, easy to fit, very stable and costs 20 bucks. What's not to love?
http://www.amazon.com/BV-Bicycle-Adj...rch_detailpage
I bought this one too for my Traverse. Haven't put it on yet but it looks like a great option.

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You have Greenfield kickstand. Loosen that hex bolt a bit (14mm wrench) rotate the bottom plate to position the stand to your preference, then tighten the bolt fairly snugly.

Some bikes have a plate with lips under the chainstays that the kickstand mounts to and this can prevent rotating the stand in or out. The kick stand leg can be bent in this case.
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Other designs of kickstand are generally less prone to interfering with the pedals, but even that single leg cheapie should not be too hard to adjust so that it works properly and doesn't kick your ankle 100 times per minute. They are usually mounted with a 13 or 14mm wrench and you just need to loosen., adjust, and re-tighten in a position you think will not interfere. It's not rocket surgery.
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Sometimes, the stars align:

Anyone bought this Wellgo pedal?

Just saw this post.
nice idea, however will it be unstable,compare to the traditional one?
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it seems very stable even carrying lots of luggage!
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The Elastic loop around the brake lever, setting the brakes is the Key.
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