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Old 08-28-07, 11:37 PM   #1
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why no to kick stand?

I just came out of viewing the bike pictures and i noticed no one uses kick stands. why?
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Old 08-29-07, 12:03 AM   #2
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they rattle, they are extra wait, they make your bike look like a toys r us bike. why do they do all of this? cuz they are as*holes
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My mother was raped by a kickstand, and one of them shot my father.
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Old 08-29-07, 12:22 AM   #4
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haha, I get the picture. thanks.
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My mother was raped by a kickstand, and one of them shot my father.
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Actually, the main reason is that they are an object that can easily get caught on something on the trail.
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and theyre unneccesary, just lay your bike down on the ground
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Old 08-29-07, 06:13 AM   #8
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I just came out of viewing the bike pictures and i noticed no one uses kick stands. why?
Partly, I'm sure, it's a style thing. But I also know from personal experience that kickstands aren't much use on a mountain bike trail where there's no pavement. Where I live, the kickstand point would just sink into the soft ground and/or sand as the bike slowly toppled over. Kickstands also flop around around on bumpy trails. Back when I was new, I rode with a kickstand. I actually had it flop into the full-down position a couple of times in response to bumps. I eventually got rid of it, and I've not bothered with one since.

On a commuter bike, a kickstand makes more sense, though I've had mixed success in that area. My current commuter bike doesn't have a stand. I may try one of those chainstay-mounted stands on it though.
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Old 08-29-07, 06:47 AM   #9
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and they're unnecessary, just lay your bike down on the ground. Also, a kickstand tried to have sex with me.
Same, Except for the 2nd part.
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I think a kickstand could be dangerous. If it were to pop open while riding over stuff, it could easily launch you in an unexpected way. Additionally, it also is a spear-like object that would do a good job embedding itself in your body in a crash.

I also hear kickstands ride blue bikes. That's just a rumour, though.
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Besides, if there is an object tall and sturdy enough, just lean the back tire against the object. The bike will stay upright with any issues. I recently put mine against a flower pot then my SO's against my rear tire and they were still standing when I got back. Works with just about any wall, pole, tree, etc.
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Why no kickstands?

Ha, ha, ha... the laughs never end.
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I was at a LBS recently and the price tag on a badass $3,000+ bike said, "Kickstand - $10 Extra".

Freakin' hilarious.
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i got rid of my kickstand because
1) it made an annoying boioioioiinggg noise every time i hit something. and
2) i went off a smallish jump (~1foot?) and the kickstand popped down and i didn't notice, it automatically comes up if you pedal, but i was coasting, then i made a left turn, the kickstand hit the ground whilst pointing forward and i wrecked big time

my Roadmaster bike had a kickstand that was el cheapo, but that meant it took 15lbs of force to put it down, which meant it would never come down on a jump, i thought about stealing that kickstand before selling the bike but something about a Roadmaster kickstand next to my Avid BB7s would look funny to me.
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I found that kickstands add way too much horse power to my ride (+57HP) which is way too much for just trail riding.... so now i just use a yellow jersey and some carbon fiber parts to keep my whip down to a medeocre 439 HP.... but when I do the tour day france I will def. put a couple kickstands on....
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why no banana seats ? Thats the real question isn't it?
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The worst bike crash I have ever witnessed in real life was caused by a kickstand coming down when a friend of mine was doing some urban riding on a borrowed bike. I wouldn't touch them with a barge pole.
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why no banana seats ? Thats the real question isn't it?
The old Funn LoveSeat was pretty much a banana seat.
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what, no streamers?

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BTW.....do they still make grips like that? with the bumps for the fingers?
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I had a kick stand once...it broke my heart.
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BTW.....do they still make grips like that? with the bumps for the fingers?
Check these out (halfway down - - 'repro Schwinn grips):

http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/handl...bar-grips.html
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Kickstands hold a bike upright. I lay mine on the ground so it gets used to the idea and doesn't get upset when I crash. So far its working.
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