So I'm sitting at my desk at work when I get a text from my wife. "I've got a surprise for you!!!" she writes. Not wanting to seem extremely busy (which I was) and uninterested, I write back that I'm teeming with anticipation. Apparently she was so excited that she drove up to where I work to bequeath me with this gift.
She walks up to my cube, beaming, and hands me a bag. Inside is a kickstand.
I just bought a new bike and, yes, sometimes it'd be nice to have a kickstand, but, truth be told, I don't want to put a kickstand on my bike. It's not a weight thing. It's an I-don't-want-to-scratch-the-frame thing.
I really don't want to crush her spirit and tell her there's no way I'm putting that thing on my bike, but I really don't want to.
I might just use it because it will come in handy and she'll have the satisfaction of knowing she bought me a well thought out gift.
Do most of you put kickstands on your bikes? And if you have, does it scratch the frame pretty good?