Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Los Gatos, CA
Bikes: Bacchetta Giro 20, Kona Nunu, Specialized AWOL
two bolt kickstand source in USA?
There seem to be two (German?) standards for kickstands that use two M5 machine screws instead of one giant bolt: 40mm apart and 18mm (17mm claimed on some pages). I've found two manufacturers: Hebie, who makes the 661 and 662 for 40mm and Esge/Pletscher which make the Comp and Comp Zoom for 18mm and Comp 40 and Comp 40 Zoom for 40mm. I think "zoom" refers to an adjustable length leg.
bikefront.com sells the Hebie chainglider, but only lists one kickstand (a two-leg centerstand) and lists it as out.
HP Velotechnik puts 18mm holes on the Street Machine & Hostel Shoppe sells
the Pletscher Comp for $36.
has the Pletscher Comp Zoom for $24 for Dahons.
Specialized puts two bolt kickstands on some of the Globes & older Crosstrails. It looks like a Pletscher
with the "one less car" symbols stamped on it. it also looks like 18mm.
I'm going to try to get my local Specialized shop to sell me one, but I sure would like a stand with 40mm spacing. I have to fabricate a mounting plate anyway, so I might as well make it a little bigger & stronger, though still a lot lighter than the monster plates the single bolt stands use.