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Old 08-19-07, 03:33 PM   #1
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Kickstand for Road Racing bike?

My road racing bike, 07, aluminum frame and carbon fork, does not have a boss for kick stand. How to get me a kick stand?
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Old 08-19-07, 03:49 PM   #2
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First!
Anyway try Greenfield kickstands.

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Old 08-19-07, 04:10 PM   #3
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Great!


So you saying that I don't need any special holes on my bike, these just attach to frame via clamps??

What should I get Kickstand or Stabilizer? http://www.greenfieldny.com/chart_bicycle.htm#kickstand


Will this work on my bike? http://sporting-goods.search.ebay.co...R40QQsacatZ382
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Having trouble finding a place to lean the bike against?

What's the point of having a light aluminum frame and carbon fork, only to bolt something like a kickstand to it? It's kinda like buying a porche because you like the way it accelerates and handles in the corners, but are looking to put a towing hitch on it.

Know what I mean?

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Old 08-19-07, 04:20 PM   #5
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Made by a board member: Click Stand


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From the Greenfield link: "Weight: Only 266 grams"

What's so outlandish about a trailer hitch on a Porsche? It all depends on what you want to tow. What if it's to attach a rack for your bikes?
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Old 08-19-07, 04:36 PM   #7
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Know what I mean?


YA!!


See I'm using my 20.4 lb bike for street transportation. I already have a seat wedge bag (2 lbs of crap inside), a frame mount topeak road morph g pump on the top tube, and two 24 oz bottles. What's a point of porsche if you get a flat and have no way of fixing it. Plus it won't ride without a lot of gas, you want big tank for racing....

I'm now putting aerobars on it... I WANT MY PORCHE FASTER!!!!


Lean it against, right.. Well that's what I do.


I'm perfectely alright with leaning my bike against things.


There is this one lycer store I went there several times. Once took my bike with me, then several other times lean it against ice cooler and told the guy to watch it. Last time there was a new guy talking to a chick. In this act of trying to IMPRESS the girl he raises a point with me, what if another customer comes it and has to get ice? I told to myself, ok half drunk, told the guy ok man. Took my bike and walked off. (I know you guys would reason)..

I walked off without verbalizing my actions and now I'm giving them 3 weeks worth of time to think about if they want me as a customer. I can buy beer a publix, at windixie, at another publix, at another lycer store, at numerous gas stations. You name it. They want me as customer they better respect me.


I don't really have a good reason for kick stand. Because I can live without it just fine. But since it's only under 400 grams, than less than a lb, who cares. Let me have a kick stand...


I could really use it when I roll to my car to get something. That way I don't have to walk to a street to lean my bike against it. Also, at a store near a check out place, I can get the kick stand out instead of leaning my bike against something.


It's convinient, right?

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Old 08-19-07, 04:40 PM   #8
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NOW. I'm thinking I get a Stabilizer by greenfield. Link here: http://www.greenfieldny.com/chart_bicycle.htm

Will it work on my road frame? Should I get 285 or 305 mm? I got 700c... And Im 5'11" and frame is standard size for me. 56cm frame.



ALSO, very important, will the regular greenfield kickstand mount to my bike? http://www.greenfieldny.com/chart_bicycle.htm
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Old 08-19-07, 04:40 PM   #9
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Kickstands only delay the fall. Lay the bike down on the left side.
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Go to your local bike shop (with the bike) and ask them.

Reasons:

- To watch the expressions on their faces when you tell them what you need.
- If they actually do it, you'll get a properly fitting _______ (sorry, I just can't say it).
It won't cost you much, and you'll know it won't harm that beautiful, lightweight frame. A steel frame you can bolt things to without worrying about damaging it, but aluminum is a different story.

It's not that I'm anti-_________ (ahem!), it's just not what that bike was designed for.

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Go to your local bike shop (with the bike) and ask them.

Reasons:

- To watch the expressions on their faces when you tell them what you need.
- If they actually do it, you'll get a properly fitting _______ (sorry, I just can't say it).
It won't cost you much, and you'll know it won't harm that beautiful, lightweight frame. A steel frame you can bolt things to without worrying about damaging it, but aluminum is a different story.

It's not that I'm anti-_________ (ahem!), it's just not what that bike was designed for.



Oh geez. It must be hard to be you.


I have a better idea, since I'm getting no help from you nerds. I just e-mail greenfield industries and get their opinion as to which product is best for me.


That part where you care so much about other person's (other nerd's) facial expressions is especially funny to me. As if you'd go out of your way to get them make the right face, or else you might end up runining your day. lol.. NERD.
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Old 08-20-07, 03:39 AM   #12
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I dunno- most of your posts are rather outlandish--- perhaps even trollish.
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Old 08-20-07, 04:02 AM   #13
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Good. I'm not trying to fit in, just had a few questions.
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Ack!
I'm almost rolling on the ground.
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Once took my bike with me, then several other times lean it against ice cooler and told the guy to watch it.

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You "told" him to watch it. Heh, you're lucky he didn't wrap your bike around your head. WTF ever happened to manners? Perhaps if you'd have asked him you'd have garnered a different reaction. Just sayin'
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Just carefully lean the bicycle against a building, telephone pole, tree, fence, or bicycle rack whenever you need to park it temporarily. If that can't be accommodated easily, gently lay the bicycle down on the grass on the non-drivetrain side. Use ceiling hooks for longer-term parking. No muss, no fuss.
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My road racing bike, 07, aluminum frame and carbon fork, does not have a boss for kick stand. How to get me a kick stand?
Greenfield makes at least one that clamps on near the dropout. The Hostel Shoppe is one place that sells it.

A couple made by Pyramid turn up on Amazon, sold from Niagra Cycle Works.
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I have had two bikes (still have one) that came with kickstands that looked kinda like the Trans-X (were adjustable-height) but that had a big plastic foot molded on them. I cannot find a picture of what I have and there's no name on them at all that I can find. All I see for adjustable ones now are the Trans-X's, available several places online.
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I have had two bikes (still have one) that came with kickstands that looked kinda like the Trans-X (were adjustable-height) but that had a big plastic foot molded on them. I cannot find a picture of what I have and there's no name on them at all that I can find. All I see for adjustable ones now are the Trans-X's, available several places online.
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Well nuts, here it is on ebay: item # 170141428230
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...8230%26fvi%3D1
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As AllenG said, Clickstand. Support a member, it's a good product, and it doesn't make you look ridiculous.

What more do you want ?

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If you are going to use a kickstand with an aluminum frame, buy the one that wedges into the angle created by the chainstays/seatstays on the non-drive side.

The traditional kickstands that bolt on to the bottom bracket are not so hot for aluminum tubes.
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As AllenG said, Clickstand. Support a member, it's a good product, and it doesn't make you look ridiculous....
...I would argue that the Clickstand is not hardly a better product than an adjustable rear-mount kickstand "stabilizer". The Clickstand weighs less but is considerably more difficult to use, and costs more besides.

Also--if you find a better way to do something, who cares about looking ridiculous? If you knew what non-cyclists thought of lycra bicycle clothing, you wouldn't be wearing any of that either.
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Is this DJslvt 2?

Just put a little silicone between the kickstand and frame to prevent scratching. And rember to not overtighten it.
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Good kickstands are... good. Really stable and useful. For example: one of my buddies once complained that she wanted to go to a LBS the other day on the way home, but couldn't because she didn't have her lock with her. I asked her why she wouldn't just bring the bike inside, and she said that that store had a big issue with bikes inside. Funny... I go there all the time and bring the bike inside all the time, and no one ever said or did anything to even hint at suggesting that my bike was not welcome there. Maybe it's because my bike has a kickstand, so I just park it out of the way near the front of the store instead of leaning it against shelves or a display case?

Though I wouldn't put a kickstand on my "fast" bike. Fast bikes shouldn't be too practical... But that's my view of my bikes. If you want a kickstand, I second the Greenfield recommendation.
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The traditional kickstands that bolt on to the bottom bracket are not so hot for aluminum tubes.
Plus they don't work too well anyway, from my experience. Not stable and interfere with pedals. I think they are a big reason for the poor image of kickstands today.
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Is this DJslvt 2?

Just put a little silicone between the kickstand and frame to prevent scratching. And rember to not overtighten it.
How'd you know that my next question was--do you live in Miami ?

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Also--if you find a better way to do something, who cares about looking ridiculous? If you knew what non-cyclists thought of lycra bicycle clothing, you wouldn't be wearing any of that either.
Actually, I've been told by my husband that he think's I'm pretty hot in lycra .

Thanks for asking.

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