Old 09-18-14, 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Andy_K View Post
That's pretty close to Surly's "official position" except that they add "if you over-torque the bolt that is clamping your chainstays between two pieces of metal you can crush the chainstays." That's not in any way specific to Surly bikes and I definitely wouldn't want to ride any bike that is more over-built than an LHT. If Surly's statement scares people away from using a kickstand on an LHT it should scare them away from using a kickstand on any bike.
That's exactly the info I'm looking for. I wasn't sure whether the LHT chainstay is thinner than, say, the Jamis Coda's. If not, then I should be able to use a kickstand without worries. I mentioned the Coda, because I have a kickstand on that bike for years, and I haven't seen any pinching of the chainstay.

BTW, here's my bike looking photogenic at Acadia National Park, sans kickstand:
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