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Old 06-15-09, 09:29 AM   #1
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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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Old 06-15-09, 12:53 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 06-15-09, 01:17 PM   #4
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You should be fine.
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Old 06-15-09, 10:23 PM   #5
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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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