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    Kickstand recommendations

    Which kickstands do you recommend? Do you prefer a mount behind bottom bracket or at end of chainstay/axle mount and why? How do they compare for stability?

    Any recommendations on brands whould be appreciated too. Saw a Nuvo KC21AA stand that I liked on a new looking hibryd, but didn't get any matches on Google.

    This would be for a Surly LHT.

    Thanks!

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    I have an ESGE/Pletscher two legged kickstand on order for my LHT. See this thread:
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    Thanks, that's what I'm looking for I think. This forum is such a terrific resource, very helpful people.

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    Well….. Click-Stand is my recommendation.

    It works perfectly for loaded touring bikes because it supports above the center of gravity. You can see more about them on Click-Stand.com

    I am a little biased, but they really do work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sholto
    Thanks, that's what I'm looking for I think. This forum is such a terrific resource, very helpful people.

    I recently installed the two leggged stand and was dissapointed. First, if you reduce the leg length you also reduce the "stance". Secondly, I find that you have to park the bike on a very flat, level surface or you risk the chance of a decent wind blowing the bike over. That's just what happened to me as I parked the bike on the side of the road that was not perfectly flat. At least with a single leg stand I could have turned the bike around so that it leaned into the downward slant of the road.

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    Tomn: I had a look at the Click-Stand on your site and it's very clever. The weight advantage is fantastic, seventy grams v 600 for the ESGE Pletscher!

    It doesn't look very convenient for storeage though. I don't have external pockets in my panniers so it will either have to be in a pannier or strapped to the top of a rack. For a quick stop as for a pee or photo oportunity that seems like a lot of ginning around to retrieve it, compared to the simple action of a kick stand.

    You need a little pocket that could be velcroed to the seat tube, or something like that.

    Also if I have a frame pump under the top tube is there clearance for the padded top? Or would it also work ratoated 90 deg and proped on the seat tube below the collar.

    sisddwk: Thanks for the heads up on parking on a camber! Good point.

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    Hi Sholto,

    You do have to carry it somewhere. I have always carried mine in my rack bag. When I come to a stop I dismount; apply one, or two of the supplied parking bands that cling to my handlebar; zip open my rack bag; take out the Click-Stand; hold it with one hand while it opens, and lean my bike against it. I bet that this takes 15 to 20 seconds. The plus side to this extra time is it is fun. I think it works conviniently even for short breaks. I will eventually design a bag for the Click-Stand that will attach to the bike frame, but most tourists have a spot somewhere where they could store it. The problem of an under the top tube tire pump is a good one. I think that you could put the Click-Stand against the pump, but I do need to test it out. I am out of town tonight, but I will look into it tomorrw & post my results. Thanks for thinking it was at least clever!

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    I installed this Greenfield Kickstand before our tour and they have worked well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Losligato
    I installed this Greenfield Kickstand before our tour and they have worked well.


    I like this stand a lot although there could be interface problems with certain rear racks and most certainly with a B.O.B. trailer. That said, this same stand can be installed on the B.O.B. fork.

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