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Old 01-08-14, 07:53 PM   #1
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Upright Kickstand

Just received my UPSTAND KICKSTAND, and it is everything they clamed in their video. I can now leave my bike without the fear of it falling!! I have not found a good pace to store it on the bike, but will keep looking for a neat place. Hopefully someone a lot smarter than I can come up a good place. Now I just carry it in my jersey back pocket. In the past I have had my bike leaning up against something only to walk away and hear it fall. Not a good sound for my bike or any other bike for that matter. I'm now working on some type of rubber band to use as a parking brake in case I park on a slight incline. I would recommend everyone check out their web site, upstandingbicycle. The price might seem a little high but nothing like the cost of my bike. Thanks

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Old 01-08-14, 08:01 PM   #2
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I think you might be talking about the UpStand. I use them as well. Great product and good support. You just need to have the rear skewer real tight. Enjoy your stand. see http://upstandingbicycle.com

Here it is on my hybrid.




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Old 01-09-14, 08:31 AM   #3
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It's still possible to fall or get knocked over. Laying the bike down on its side guarantees it can't.
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Old 01-09-14, 08:43 AM   #4
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They're coming out with a new product for it (I believe calling it the upclip or something like that) which is a clip that you can stick under your water bottle cage to hold it. At least they told their kickstarter supporters that they're trying to make one.
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In my opinion it's a solution in search of a problem. I've never had my bike fall over after leaning it up against something. I've, also, never had any damage caused by leaning my bike against something. In the event of not having something to lean it against I have used Looigi's recommendation of laying it on its side. I have had a bike fall over when trying to use a kickstand... I guess if this is a better kickstand and you want to have the option of a kickstand this is a product for you.
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without getting into the debate of whether a kickstand is a good idea or not, as a proponent of kickstands on most bikes, especially commuters, I would never use this. I don't want to stow the kickstand somewhere, and then have to bend over while holding on to my bike to attach it or detach it. give me a regular high spring quality bottom bracket/chainstay mounted kickstand any day.
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without getting into the debate of whether a kickstand is a good idea or not, as a proponent of kickstands on most bikes, especially commuters, I would never use this. I don't want to stow the kickstand somewhere, and then have to bend over while holding on to my bike to attach it or detach it. give me a regular high spring quality bottom bracket/chainstay mounted kickstand any day.
Yeah, it seems to me like a less-convenient click-stand
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I wonder how well it'd work as a stand for the front wheel when heavily loading a front rack with groceries. I've had problems with wheel flop there, but that's a situation where I wouldn't need a stand all the time, so having it around might be nice.
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... I've never had my bike fall over after leaning it up against something.... .
That's fortunate. I've had mine blown over by the wind, knocked over by people, fall over in a ferry due to hitting a big wake and in many other situations. Damage was minor and only cosmetic.
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Id rather just not run one(like i do) than that. if you want aa decent one like that, just get a ESGE heavy duty. my pegasusbhhad it's orginal- which was worn out. I took it off when the bike started to fall over. If I had a bike with large racks or one that normally pulled my trailer, I'd get another one. When new they will actually lift the rear wheel off the ground. I dont advise kick offfs on them, they arent motorbike kickstands. Helped when using those generic bike stables too.
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on a Ferry , I tie a line around a handrail , to keep my bike from falling ..

Even If I have a proper Kickstand on the Bike itself..
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on a Ferry , I tie a line around a handrail , to keep my bike from falling ..

Even If I have a proper Kickstand on the Bike itself..
Yes, I did that. A Lorry reversed into it and bent the gear hanger.
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bad luck there.. I had touring gear panniers etc. .. Scottish Inner Hebrides island hopper
Ayr to Oban . '97

Prev trips across the North sea to Norway, and the Baltic CPH to Poland..

& short ones across Puget Sound in WA state.
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Seems like a reasonable solution for bikes that can't accommodate a "real" kick stand. But, it seems like a pain to use... In fact, I think I would take on the extra weight and go with one of the kickstands that connect to the chainstay/dropout if my bike couldn't accommodate a traditional mount for ease of use.
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Use a Pletscher!
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There are a few times when it would be nice to have some sort of stand. Like at the lunch stop of Hilly Hundred, where there are literally 3000 bikes parked willy-nilly in a field. Lying the bike down is just asking for it to get stepped on, but my bikes won't take regular stands even if I wanted to. I've tried staking them with string; but then people trip on the string.
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These are fine but if your bike lacks a welded plate for these then be careful of crushing the chainstays at the BB shell.
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