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Old 09-08-13, 06:43 PM   #26
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What do you do when you have nothing to lean against? I do not like the idea of putting my bike on the ground. It messes up my mirrors or gets dirt on my gears/chain.
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Old 09-08-13, 07:03 PM   #27
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What do you do when you have nothing to lean against? I do not like the idea of putting my bike on the ground. It messes up my mirrors or gets dirt on my gears/chain.
Lay it down on the non drive side. What are these mirrors you speak of?
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Old 09-08-13, 07:21 PM   #28
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But what if I get sand on my rotors?

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Old 09-08-13, 07:59 PM   #29
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Lay it down on the non drive side. What are these mirrors you speak of?
That's the side with the mirror...
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Old 09-09-13, 11:25 AM   #30
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But what if I get sand on my rotors?

looks like you're gunna get sand everywhere


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Old 09-18-13, 11:36 PM   #31
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I've ridden on the nasty city streets of Chicago and singletrack as well, and most every bike I've ever owned has had a kickstand. I've never had an incident caused by my kickstand. No, I don't own any carbon bikes, and I'm a Clyde, so the last thing I need to worry about is the one pound or so that a Greenfield stand adds to my bike.

That all said, the worry I would have with the "lean the tire against a pole" method is that you are now putting the entire weight of the bike on one spot of the wheel, and it's a side load at that. I have to wonder if you are not asking to put your wheel out of true by doing this? Thoughts anyone?
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Old 09-19-13, 03:13 AM   #32
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..............I would have with the "lean the tire against a pole" method is that you are now putting the entire weight of the bike on one spot of the wheel, and it's a side load at that. I have to wonder if you are not asking to put your wheel out of true by doing this..............
As demonstrated in post #18 , the bike is still upright. the majority of the weight is still on the apex of the tires, the sideload is very minimum. I cant imagine a wheel being weak enough to deform from this force, if so its time for new wheels anyways.
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That all said, the worry I would have with the "lean the tire against a pole" method is that you are now putting the entire weight of the bike on one spot of the wheel, and it's a side load at that. I have to wonder if you are not asking to put your wheel out of true by doing this? Thoughts anyone?
Nope.
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