A member on here, "tomn", invented something he calls a click-stand. It is an interesting idea. I don't think it would be sturdy enough for repairs. It essentially is a portable post. If you were in a hotel room, I would think any piece of wall would be better and use less space.
I know you are in Idaho, so don't make me find you. [sarcasm]
I need a stand because the stoker says so! [more sarcasm]
I agree, a wall, fence or sappy tree will work with the right technique and training.
The stand would be to have the tandem upright overnight near our tent which would be in field with a few hundred other tents.
I could lay it down but some drunken fool may step on it, and make me cry.
It is not a mandatory purchase just seeing what is on the market for a tandem.
I usually buy stuff on Monday when I am tired/over trained from the weekend cycling.
I saw several guys on BAK (Bike Across Kansas) this summer who used a small length of nylon rope (maybe 3/8 inch rope about 5 feet long) and two cheap aluminum tent pegs - the kind made of wire - not the big pegs. They just put the pegs in the ground and then tied either the stem or top tube (right behind the stem) with the rope. The pegs were used to tension the rope and keep the traingle formed by the two pegs and the tie-off on the bike tight. Worked like a charm, took up very little space when packing and kept the bikes upright overnight.
Here I thought we were invisible out in 'smoky' Idaho!
Do suggest you wait till Tuesday to order anything like that.
And drunks just stumbling around will trip over that bike and ruin the stand too!
OK, keep stoker happy . . .
Pedal on TWOgether!
Rudy and Kay/zonatandem