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    Kickstands

    My BMX obviously doesn't have a kickstand.
    But I also have a MTB that has one.
    Last edited by Paranoid.Guy; 09-12-11 at 02:57 AM.

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    Depends on the purpose of the bike, a daily transportation bike needs a KS,

    but lots of people commute on racy bikes to go fast on their way to work,
    and lock the bike up firmly to a fixed bike rack when they get there,
    and so hate fitting Kickstands.. Like, on their carbon-fiber race bikes..

    My Touring bike, 2nd one, had to have a KS, because I wanted to stop, without laying the bike down,
    or needing a tree/building nearby to lean it against .

    got an '04 Koga Miyata WTR, It has 2 kickstands .. OEM spec'd, thru Tubus,

    added one on the bottom of the left front low-rider rack..

    so , mixed .. , several types of bikes here, no blanket generalization..
    Last edited by fietsbob; 09-06-11 at 05:06 PM.

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    I have an admittedly unreasonable prejudice against kickstands, I don't even have one on my heavy-duty tourer. Just don't like them.
    There have been many days when I haven't felt like riding, but there has never been a day when I was sorry I rode.

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    no kickstands on any of my bikes. there always seems to be somewhere or something to lean a bike against, making a kickstand superfluous.

    if i had a reason to put kickstands on my bikes, i wouldn't be opposed to it, i just haven't come across the functional reason for doing so.
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    It's kind of fun to be on a group ride and come to a rest stop. Others are jostling for position, trying to find spots to park against a diminishing supply of trees, when I roll up, put down the kickstand, and walk away.
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    The last time I had a bike with a kickstand was 1971.

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    My primary bike has a kickstand which gets used a lot. I tend to lock the bike with its right side against the bike rack/post/whatever. The post stops it falling over to the right, and the kickstand likewise stops it falling on the left. It also means I can take the bike away from where I've locked it to load up my stuff. The backup bike is awaiting one.
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    I have no use for a kickstand. However, once I convert my mountain bike to an xtracycle I may finally find a use for one.

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    I wish they still made Flickstands, tho...

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    Most of my bikes have kickstands, several of them have the double legged ones. I can only think of three out of 30+ that don't: MTB, Tandem and fixed gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadoman View Post
    I wish they still made Flickstands, tho...
    +1
    Although I might still have one in the basement. My commuter has a kickstand my roadbike does not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paranoid.Guy View Post
    My BMX obviously doesn't have a kickstand.
    I haven't had a kickstand since my Schwinn Varsity.
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    When I bought my hybrid I was surprised to find it had no kickstand. The helpful LBS employee explained that they added weight, you could always lean it or lay it down, and he hinted that it was un-hip to have one.

    After a couple months of precarious leaning, having it slide off things and fall over, worrying about someone stepping on or running over it when on it's side, and in general being annoyed by the lack thereof, I bought a 2 legged one and love it.

    I just shake my head at groups of cyclists with bikes leaning against every vertical surface, stacking them, and laying them everywhere in the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alienbogey View Post
    When I bought my hybrid I was surprised to find it had no kickstand. The helpful LBS employee explained that they added weight, you could always lean it or lay it down, and he hinted that it was un-hip to have one.

    After a couple months of precarious leaning, having it slide off things and fall over, worrying about someone stepping on or running over it when on it's side, and in general being annoyed by the lack thereof, I bought a 2 legged one and love it.

    I just shake my head at groups of cyclists with bikes leaning against every vertical surface, stacking them, and laying them everywhere in the way.

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    I just put one on my touring bike last week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Wills View Post
    It's kind of fun to be on a group ride and come to a rest stop. Others are jostling for position, trying to find spots to park against a diminishing supply of trees, when I roll up, put down the kickstand, and walk away.
    +1

    I remember the looks several people gave me during both the Monster Cookie Metric Century, and the Cycle Oregon Weekend, when I'd find an open space, drop the kickstand, and walk away.
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    In the 80's when I was a teenager, kickstands were very uncool. Funny how things stay with you, I still think their uncool unless on a cruiser or old lady bike.

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    If you want to leave your bicycle unattended in public, you must secure it to an immovable object. In this situation you won't typically need a kickstand, since you can lean the bike against the immovable object.
    But depending on how/where you store your bike, a kickstand might be needed.

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    It is more amusing on group rides to take your bike, a friend's bike, and lean them together. I doubt I would find using a kickstand that amusing in such a setting but whatever floats your boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Wills View Post
    It's kind of fun to be on a group ride and come to a rest stop. Others are jostling for position, trying to find spots to park against a diminishing supply of trees, when I roll up, put down the kickstand, and walk away.
    Huh? What's the matter with laying it on the ground?
    There have been many days when I haven't felt like riding, but there has never been a day when I was sorry I rode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadoman View Post
    I wish they still made Flickstands, tho...
    All my bikes have kickstands except for the '83 Super Course, which has a Flickstand. I got it from someone in the C&V Sales forum.
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    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    Quote Originally Posted by chasm54 View Post
    Huh? What's the matter with laying it on the ground?
    People trip over 'em.
    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doohickie View Post
    People trip over 'em.
    Or kick'em or worse yet stomp the spokes outta the wheel for being in the way.
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    I really must stay away from the group rides you two frequent. lol

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    If you leave them anywhere near a walkway, at ground level, non-cyclists will simply not realize they are there and kick or stumble over them.
    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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