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Old 07-09-05, 11:56 PM   #1
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I want a kick stand!

I've got a Burley Nomad trailer, and a Specialized go-fast bike, great rig, but the bike won't accept the cheesy-but-reliable $10 kickstands you can get everywhere, I'm wondering, has someone come up with a good kickstand for these modern bikes?

I probably had close to 100 lbs in the trailer this morning, I'm not touring actually, I'm using the trailer for my electronics swapmeet load-carrying once a month. Since the trailer attaches to the side of the rear hub, the more of a load is in there, the more of a force there is on that side of the hub making the bike want to fall over (more than it already does lol).

I'm afraid I may have to invent something but first I want to see what's already out there. Thanks in advance!
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Old 07-10-05, 01:09 AM   #2
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would something like this do the trick?

http://www.medientechnik-kunte.de/he...?id=0690_NL_E1

Might have to order it online though
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Old 07-10-05, 01:29 AM   #3
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Carelessly installed, they are a great way to crush a tube. Somone posted a nasty photo of such in the Mechanics or Classic/Vintage section a week ago.

I used to use a BOB Yak. It attached to the bike in such a way that if you jackknifed it, the trailer functioned as a stand through the rear axle. Doesn't look like your Nomad can do it though...
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Old 07-10-05, 11:55 AM   #4
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Hmm, I'm working on this ..... yeah I know the old dime store cheapie stands can crush a tube or two, and I'm sure it's not pretty.

I'm thinking I'll have to invent one, although if I invent something good, it might be something someone else wants to use too.
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Old 07-10-05, 12:21 PM   #5
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There's a swiss company Pletscher that makes a heavy duty bipod kickstand that's great for a bike with a load. They're expensive, however; the harris cyclery sells 'em for $50
http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/acces...tml#kickstands
One of my LBS's also sells them, so they aren't that rare. I got one off of ebay for $25 with shipping. Works well.
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I'm working on it ....... don't need the ability necessarily to "kick" it down whenever I stop, just want a way to make the bike stand up when I"m not on it, like any self-respecting horse. The good news is, my creation will like as not involve carbon fiber!
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Old 07-10-05, 08:12 PM   #7
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excuse my ignorance, but i was just wondering how they would crush the tube?

thanks.
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modern tapered tubes are really really thin, tighten anything too much and...crush.
especially carbon.
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There's a swiss company Pletscher that makes a heavy duty bipod kickstand that's great for a bike with a load. They're expensive, however; the harris cyclery sells 'em for $50
http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/acces...tml#kickstands
One of my LBS's also sells them, so they aren't that rare. I got one off of ebay for $25 with shipping. Works well.
I have one of these and I've found if you don't have a method of keeping your front wheel straight when on the stand, it tends to fall over if you blow on it. Of course, I do have a handlebar bag. I took a short bungee cord and clamped it under my bottle cage on the down tube and use it to hook onto a spoke, works like a charm.
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I've got one of these:

Tranz X Stay Mount




Works well with fully loaded panniers.
It doesn't come with any "padding" for in between the kickstand and the bike - I used some old rubber from a dead floor mat.
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Old 07-22-05, 03:48 PM   #11
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Take a look at the new Topeak Flashstand. I have to use it with my Specialized Allez Comp Triple to avoid leaning it against something (wall, fence, tree, etc) or laying the bike down. It fits nicely in my handlebar bag. http://www.topeak.com
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I just looked at that Topeak Flashstand and I don't understand how it works... I had that feeling many times these days... I guess I'm loosing the little brain I have left from my teenage drinking binges.
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It works GREAT! It unfolds with two legs extending to the ground from a the "main" body/part of the stand that the contains two ribber pads that the bottom bracket housing/frame sits/rests on and an arm with a padded "hook" hooks over/around the frame down tube. It also doubles as a work stand for derailer, chain, etc attention. It weighs 17 ounces and folds into a 3"x7"x1.5" bag that is included with the stand. It isn't the most stable on grass or rough/uneven ground but for aprox. $30.00 it is very versitile and convenient for frames that are not compatible with "bolt on" stands. Good luck !!!
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