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Old 12-18-10, 11:04 AM   #1
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This is probably the most stupid question out there...

But how to I put up my kickstand???

I just bought my first bike at an auction the other night, and didn't bother to throw it up before we loaded it into the car. When we got it home I realized it wasn't as easy as it looked. Someone quickly showed me yesterday how to do it and explained that it's the type that "locks" - I tried getting it this morning and no luck. It looks like this:

http://www.canadiantire.ca/browse/pr...=1292691711848

Apparently it's so simple that google couldn't even help me, so if anyone can show/tell pretty quick here I'd be forever in their debt. I'd like to leave my house in the next hour or so and take it for a spin.
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Old 12-18-10, 11:09 AM   #2
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Ah, nevermind. Finally got it!
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Old 12-18-10, 06:48 PM   #3
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Beats me, and the picture was no help, but...how hard can it be? I've never heard of a "locking" kickstand, but it occurs to me that it was designed to hold securely when you need it and fold up easily when you don't...IF you know the secret. You don't, but it isn't likely to be very complicated. Sit and look at the thing awhile. Ponder it. Move it as far as you can and try to figure out what's holding it back. At some point you'll realize what locks into what. I'd guess, on the basis of no evidence at all, that something slips past a detent and falls into a hole or notch, and that leverage on something in some direction will release it, and you'll slap your forehead and say, "Oh, duh!"
If not, get a hacksaw and cut the sucker off.
Edit: You got it while I was typing. Was I right?
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Old 12-18-10, 08:06 PM   #4
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Edit: You got it while I was typing. Was I right?
He got it over 7 hours ago, five minutes after his opening post.
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Old 12-19-10, 04:32 AM   #5
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He got it over 7 hours ago, five minutes after his opening post.
I hate it when that happens, I hate it even more when it happens to me.
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It is rather amazing how many people can't figure out these locking kickstands... they are nice because they don't collapse by accident and the stand has to be pushed back at the middle to release the lock, not at the bottom like a regular kickstand.
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kickstands are an abomination... get a wrench and exorcise it from your bike
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