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    Kickstand recommendation

    I have a 23 inch 2012 Jamis Citizen 2 and I am wanting to buy a kickstand for it. What size/style kickstand will fit this bike? It's the biggest size bike so I want to make sure I have a kickstand that fits it. Also, I don't want to install anything the would be bad for the frame.

    Here is a link to the bike http://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/thebik...tizen2_bl.html

    FYI, for those of you that are anti-kickstands, I am just an old guy using the bike to ride around the neighborhood with my kids and want a kickstand for when I park the bike at the playground. ;-)
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    Your LBS should be able to help you with this. If for some reason the LBS isn't an option, contact Greenfield and then source whatever they recommend from the vendor of your choosing.
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    Careful with the kickstand mounting. I originally ordered my bike with a kickstand. But then during the fitting process at the LBS, I discovered that my heel kept clipping the edge of the kickstand during the normal pedal stroke. So they refunded me for the kickstand and I bought one of those "display stand" type stands instead.

    Not having a kickstand is annoying, though. I park in underground parking. If I want to load the bike into my car, I have to take 2 separate trips down the elevator to parking. First trip takes the stand down, and then a separate trip to bring the bike, put it into the stand, remove the wheel so it fits into the back, etc. Afterward, I have to take 2 separate trips back up, one with the bike, one with the stand.
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    Huh? Why do you need a stand to remove the wheels? Just hold the front end off the ground while you remove the front wheel. Or turn the bike over. Or lay it on its side.

    Quote Originally Posted by SPiN 360 View Post
    Not having a kickstand is annoying, though. I park in underground parking. If I want to load the bike into my car, I have to take 2 separate trips down the elevator to parking. First trip takes the stand down, and then a separate trip to bring the bike, put it into the stand, remove the wheel so it fits into the back, etc. Afterward, I have to take 2 separate trips back up, one with the bike, one with the stand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seat_boy View Post
    Huh? Why do you need a stand to remove the wheels? Just hold the front end off the ground while you remove the front wheel. Or turn the bike over. Or lay it on its side.
    Valid points, but they pose additional risk. I find you have no "safety net" in case you screw up. Next thing you know, you've fumbled or dropped either the wheel or the bike and then it's gotten scratched or dented on the concrete floor.

    Also, considering that my bike has disc brakes, it's much easier to put it back together and line up the rotor properly when the wheel is vertically aligned in a stand.

    I am still a newb. Maybe with more practice I will be comfortable taking the "training wheels" off and disassembling without the stand.

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