Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Lexington Park, Maryland
Bikes: 2012 Schwinn Trailway, Early 70's All Pro, Trek 1200
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Double Kickstands - Rear wheel or centre mount?
I don't care much for single leg kick stands. They're almost completely useless for cargo loading and don't work well at all off of something hard. They also make the bike pretty easy to knock over. So probably the first order of business on my upcoming cargo bike is to replace the stock one (sacrificing it to the Elder Gods, of course) and getting one more suited for what I actually use a bike for.
Looking at two options. First is the more common centre-mounted double stand:
The second is a little more vintage-y - a rear wheel stand:
Both look suitable and both are available. It'll be a hub gear bike with a chain case (retrofitted). I'm more inclined to say the rear wheel one would be more useful, since it doesn't lift one end of the bike off the ground away from the pivot point. However, they might have their own hidden hells I don't know about. Which would you choose, and why?