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    chopped kickstand...lost support?

    i grinded off the kickstand of my schwinn world traveller project (heavy & useless) but also took away part of its skeleton. most older road bikes have some kind of support there, but i have seen a few that dont. now the frame is steel, but am wondering if anyone thinks this could be an issue...

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    I just chopped one also and didn't give it much though. I'm not sure the kickstand plate was there to give much structure... I'm unsure though.

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    Well, I looked at a couple of my steel bikes. Some have a support in this spot, some don't.
    If you are worried about it, tack a small piece across there.

    Me, I wouldn't worry about it.
    Not too much to say here

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    You should be fine.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jacquie Phelan
    Until mountain biking came along, the bike scene was ruled by a small elite cadre of people who seemed allergic to enthusiasm.

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    you'll be fine. regular road bikes don't have this anyway. it was just something cheap and easy to bolt the stand onto.

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