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Old 07-17-11, 09:08 AM   #1
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Drum brake and chain/seat stay kickstand??

We've got a new Trek T-900 Recreational Tandem, I was going to put a "double legged" kickstand we had from past bikes but there's very little room in the bottom bracket/chain stay area, it would be VERY close to the rear tire and close to the "stroker" chainwheels on both sides.

My questions are, if we added a "drum brake", which it has the proper hub and additional tab on the chain stay, would a greenfield chainstay kick stand fit?? If anyone has a T-900, and installed the "double legged" kickstand, pls. let me know if you've had any issues with rubbing on tire or chainwheels! Thank you, it's greatly appreciated!
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Old 07-17-11, 04:54 PM   #2
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Kickstand?
Lean tandem against anything solid (wall, tree, fence, post, house).
Or, just lay it down on the ground.
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Or get one of these.
http://www.click-stand.com/

I don't own one but I've seen several of them in use including the heavy duty tandem one. They are well made and work as described.
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I've used the "click-stand" on our std. hybrids before and they do work but are a bit of a PIA, fiddling with the parking brake loops, etc. We've found a kickstand very handy and since we aren't "weight wienies", (I'm sure a T-900 Rec. Tandem isn't very light to begin with), we'd like to have a kickstand if possible. Now if none will work, then yes, we will get a "click-stand", it's way better than putting the bike on the ground or have it fall over, jmho, ymmv.
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Speaking of the "Arai Drum Brake", would any one have a "SOURCE" for used uints?? I'd really like to add this to our T-900 since it's got the "threaded hub and holder boss on the chainstay already". It's to bad they don't make them anymore as it's gona be a real PIA to find one from what I heard!! Thanks, it's appreciated!
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Speaking of the "Arai Drum Brake", would any one have a "SOURCE" for used uints?? I'd really like to add this to our T-900 since it's got the "threaded hub and holder boss on the chainstay already". It's to bad they don't make them anymore as it's gona be a real PIA to find one from what I heard!! Thanks, it's appreciated!
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