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    kick stand for recumbent

    Just acquired a Burley Canto. In SWB configuration with rack on back it doesn't fit into the bike rack on my back patio. And I find I want a kick stand on it anyway. Anybody have recommendations for kickstand for these things.

    (Overall I like this thin, but one "con" I've discovered about recumbents: You can't jump obstacles like curbs the way you can on a regular bike.)
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    David, I use a kick stand (two legs) that was made in Switzerland. Very stable, and when in the "up" position, both legs lie parallel well away from the chain. It's light and strong, but a bit pricey. $114 Cdn

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    Quote Originally Posted by mchell
    David, I use a kick stand (two legs) that was made in Switzerland. Very stable, and when in the "up" position, both legs lie parallel well away from the chain. It's light and strong, but a bit pricey. $114 Cdn
    Maybe you can post a picture so I can maybe try to kludge together a home version of it.
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    The kickstand being referred is made by Esge. Various recumbent-oriented mail-order places carry them.


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    I don't get it. Why don't they put kickstands on bents at least? Are we the same type of people that buy any other kind of bike? I don't think so.
    My EZ Sport came with a kickstand, but I think the dealer just puts them on the bents he sells. not that they actually come with one.
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    Kick Stand for Recumbent

    David,

    Burley makes a kick stand adaptor which attaches to the left rear dropout. You then mount a kick stand
    to it. I had the LBS put one on my Canto when I bought it. If you have an LBS in your area which carries
    Burley bikes, give them a try. Failing that, try www.hostelshoppe.com. They carry the adaptor and probably a kick stand to attach to it.

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    Not everybody likes kickstands.

    The first time I watched the finish of the Tour de Georgia, I saw plenty of fans just laying their rather nice bikes on the ground. (Full carbon frame, and it's on the ground???)

    I'm more of a touring type, so keeping my bike upright makes me happy, and I just deal with the extra grams of the kickstand. Also, it makes a nice impromptu work stand for adjusting rear brakes, derailleurs, etc...
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    can a kickstand be safely attached to a typical full carbon frame bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mchell
    David, I use a kick stand (two legs) that was made in Switzerland. Very stable, and when in the "up" position, both legs lie parallel well away from the chain. It's light and strong, but a bit pricey. $114 Cdn
    I am wondering if you have the bicycle the original poster was referring to in his e-mail. If so, I would like to know how you attached it to the Canto.
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    So here is how I solved the problem. I used the Greenfield black kickstand that attaches to the rear seat and chain stays to sandwich around the existing rack adapter. The middle bolt is newly added by drilling a hole through kickstand pieces and rack adapter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxBender
    Not everybody likes kickstands. ....
    I'm more of a touring type, so keeping my bike upright makes me happy, and I just deal with the extra grams of the kickstand. Also, it makes a nice impromptu work stand for adjusting rear brakes, derailleurs, etc...
    The way I've seen and heard it from upright tourers, many don't bother with having a kickstand because on a fully tour-loaded bike, most kickstands often won't hold the bike up reliably anyway--and so it really is useless weight.
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    Which is why the ESGE kick stand pictured earlier is superior, IMO. We use it on our recumbent tandem, fully loaded AND with a B.O.B. I would never "lean" an expensive, fully loaded tandem up against anything, but always use the kick stand. The bike has only tipped once, when I forgot to place the small strip of stiff plastic we carry (it's light) under the kick stand legs when the ground is uneven or soft. In fact, the stand is so strong, people who ask if they can just sit on the stoker's seat do so when the bike is on the stand. No problem. By the way, the price I quoted in an earlier post was way off. I see it listed for around $60 cdn, not $114. Sorry for the confusion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug5150
    The way I've seen and heard it from upright tourers, many don't bother with having a kickstand because on a fully tour-loaded bike, most kickstands often won't hold the bike up reliably anyway--and so it really is useless weight.
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    It is not really useless.

    After doing the self-contained riding for a long time, the "many" that I have seen love kickstands. This is especially true with the growing popularity of trailers.

    The double kickstand already mentioned and the one that attaches to the rear triangle are among the popular models in kickstands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbg
    So here is how I solved the problem. I used the Greenfield black kickstand that attaches to the rear seat and chain stays to sandwich around the existing rack adapter. The middle bolt is newly added by drilling a hole through kickstand pieces and rack adapter.
    That is a neat way to do it.

    I like this kickstand adapter from the Hostel Shoppe:
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    I use the one made by Burleigh on my LWB with their adapter. I've never had it fall except when I put my windwrap fairing on during a good wind. To fix that I carry a strip of velcro and squeeze the front brake and keep it on with the velcro strip. Won't blow over with the front brake on, except in really windy conditions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobkat
    I use the one made by Burleigh on my LWB with their adapter. I've never had it fall except when I put my windwrap fairing on during a good wind. To fix that I carry a strip of velcro and squeeze the front brake and keep it on with the velcro strip. Won't blow over with the front brake on, except in really windy conditions.
    To me the kickstand adapter from Burley is a cheap-quality accessory. I have gone through four Burley adapters. They typically break on me. I even had a welder-friend weld them every time they broke. That is why I switched to the other adapter from the Hostel Shoppe. The catalog calls it a Volae kickstand adapter. But it works on a variety of recumbents.
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    Thanks Derek, I'll remember that if mine breaks. So far So good!

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    I've got a Burley Canto to and wonder how anyone was able to attach that Esge Kickstand to this bike I just can't see it.

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    Zombie Thread Alert!
    (Had been asleep for almost nine years.)

    You might wanna start a new thread with a title like "How to attach Esge kickstand to Burley Canto?"
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