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Old 11-11-10, 10:57 PM   #1
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Titanium Kick Stand for a Ti MTB

I'm slowly aging - and I'm slowly morphing my GT Xizang mtn. bike into a touring-recreational bike. I am just changing the kind of riding I prefer as I get older.

Anyway, I don't know which section to post this in, other than here: Do any of you know of a quality titanium kick stand that would be worthy of being mounted on a quality vintage titanium bike?

When you have a rack and panniers on board, you don't really want to lay the rig down or find a tree to lean against all the time...
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Old 11-12-10, 06:55 AM   #2
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moving to touring
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sorry i don't but why ti, just get your run of the mill kick stand spray it silver, as long as it works properly .try blackburn stands there pretty good.
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Save your frame and get a click stand. Less than 75g. http://www.click-stand.com/
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Save your frame and get a click stand. Less than 75g. http://www.click-stand.com/
Or don't use either. The world is full of vertical surfaces to lean a bike against. If that fails, the world is full of horizontal surfaces

If you are intent on getting a kickstand, go aluminum. Never replace aluminum parts with titanium unless there's a very good reason to do so. Titanium is denser...i.e. heavier... than aluminum by more than 2 times. In a casting like a kick stand, one made of titanium would be a substantial hunk of metal.

Caution would also be indicated when using any kick stand (except the above click stand) on a titanium frame. Titanium is strong and it can be made in thinner tubes than aluminum which is why titanium bicycles are lighter than aluminum but titanium is also rather soft and easily damaged. A kick stand could crush the chainstays if you over torque the bolt.
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When you have a rack and panniers on board, you don't really want to lay the rig down or find a tree to lean against all the time.
Different strokes, but... actually I do.

That said... assuming you want a kickstand, what would be the advantage of using titanium for a kickstand? The properties of the material don't seem to fit the usage very well.
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If you just wish to avoid laying it down, then I'd vote for the click stand as mentioned before. Resting a pedal atop the edge of a sidewalk works for me in many cases as well.
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Save your frame and get a click stand. Less than 75g. http://www.click-stand.com/
exactly, using a low mounted kickstand puts a hell of a lot of leverage on the attachments while that does the job for least weight. never used one but it makes more sense than a Ti kickstand.
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Thanks, guys. I'll try a Clickstand and see how that goes. I wonder how long one of those Clickstands lasts. I assume there's an elastic cord that runs the inside length.
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As long as tent poles , that the parts got made from ..

ask the seller, they may offer a renew the shock cord, or tell you how to.
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Save your frame and get a click stand. Less than 75g. http://www.click-stand.com/

Once you own a Click-Stand, you won't ever want a kickstand again.
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Anyone remember the Rhode Gear Flickstand? Attached to the downtube and served to stabilize the front wheel, turning the bike into a rigid object. Works great. I recently discovered that I had one, brand-new in the box, in my parts bin. I put it on one of my touring bikes for my recent GAP trail ride, and it worked just as well as I remembered from years past, allowing me to lean my loaded touring bike against a solid object and not worry about the bike ending up in the dirt.

Sadly, I don't believe they are made anymore, as Rhode Gear went out of business (they made some cool stuff).

See http://yoeddy.blogspot.com/2009/09/o...lickstand.html
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Greenfield kickstands work on most bikes... and heavier bikes can be supported by a Pletscher double-legged kickstand.
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I got a Pleitcher prop stand their top model has a separate foot ,a plastic piece, the aluminum part is lighter.
and the foot is attached with nuts and bolts, to the other part so can be made longer as well as shorter..

cannot make things longer with a Hacksaw..

I just sold someone the Flick stand I had , not possible to use with Mudguards on the bike.

wrapping a toestrap around the wheel and downtube and that click stand
are 2 parts to take out and deploy when you stop each time, but nothing is bolted on..

just dont leave them behind, And ride off without putting them away .
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