Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Burlington, Vermont
Bikes: '09 Surly Big Dummy, '08 Surly LHT touring bike, '96 Fisher Mt. Tam MTB/icebike, '54 Schwinn Tiger cruiser
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Thoughts on a kickstand for icebike?
I've been weighing the possibilities of installing a kickstand on my icebike, aka mountain-bike-gussied-up-for-winter. I have a couple of other bikes--summer use only--that have them and I really like the convenience, especially when I need to load the basket/panniers or am running around town doing errands. But I was weaned on mountain bikes, where kickstands are not just uncool, they're downright dangerous. Now that I've converted a mountain bike for winter use--I use it for mainly for errands but also get out for some trail riding--I'm wondering if any of you have any experience and could share the pros and cons of having a kickstand for winter use under different kinds of conditions, and what kinds you might suggest were I to move forward with one.