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Old 09-22-09, 12:54 AM
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Another design is apparently used on some european city bikes to keep the front fork from rotating to the side. I have seen it mentioned in the utility bikes area as I recall. This is a setup with two springs running from a bracket on the fork steerer tube bottom to a bracket mounted on the down tube. Still allows normal steering but the springs are apparently strong enough to keep the fork from rotating much when the bike is on the sidestand or center stand.

A email to a Dutch dealer might turn it up as an add on device. I may try making something similar for my utility bike.
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Old 09-22-09, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by LittleGinseng View Post
They just sold two on Ebay: one new for 30+ bucks, and a used one for 20+ bucks. Wish I had a stash of THOSE puppies
Damn. And I threw out the one that came on my vintage Masi. Along with the Huret cyclometer.
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When I'm working on a bike in my work stand or have a bike on my car rack, I use what some may consider a bit strange to keep the front wheel from turning; a dog collar. My wife picked up a small sized nylon collar at either Dollar Tree or Dollar General for our dog. It's cheap at a buck, adjustable and has a plastic quick release buckle. It works like a champ.
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I recently picked-up a new-in-package Flick-Stand for mountain-bikes from back around 1984ish. With a small rubber-shim, it fit my vintage PUCH racer like a glove. And it's stronger and better designed - IMHO - than the one's made for regular bikes.

Cost: $5.00

(Don't bother. They were sold out inside 20 minutes.)
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Old 09-29-09, 01:17 AM
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The Flickstand Alternative

Brilliant! A piece of double sided Velcro that goes around your handle bar and brake lever. Effectively locks your brake, and allows you to lean the bike against a stationary object, and it does not roll away. Won't lock the fork lke the a flickstand, but is pretty effective without that feature. Practically weightless, I Got a pair on Ebay. I got the ones with the Cue Clip Feature. For Double duty! I used to watch my Beautiful Merlin get bumped by other cyclists, and down she would go! NO MORE! The Flicksand was a great idea, and if you've got a classic bike with the proper tube diameter, and you can find one, it's great. The Down side is that unfortunately, it looks kind of silly and adds a little more weight to the bike. Buy one of these little Velcro Flickstand Thingies on the Bay or just make your own.
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Old 09-29-09, 09:36 AM
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Hello I had some flickstands for sale recently and I may be able to find some more. personally I use this little rubberband trick I was showed years ago.
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Old 05-10-10, 09:02 AM
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Still have one on my old Raleigh. One of the more clever bike gadgets: simple and effective, it keeps both the fork and the wheel from rotating, and I don't think it weighs more than 20 grams. I think it sold pretty well when most bikes had 1-1/8" steel downtubes, but you'd have to keep twenty sizes in stock today, or maybe re-design it with an adjustable strap.
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Old 05-10-10, 09:46 AM
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Originally Posted by JPD View Post
Still have one on my old Raleigh. One of the more clever bike gadgets: simple and effective, it keeps both the fork and the wheel from rotating, and I don't think it weighs more than 20 grams. I think it sold pretty well when most bikes had 1-1/8" steel downtubes, but you'd have to keep twenty sizes in stock today, or maybe re-design it with an adjustable strap.
A 6" bungee works to hold the wheel from rotating and from turning side-to-side. Hook one end to the bottle cage, loop it through the rim, and hook the other end back to the bottle cage. The benefit over the Flickstand is that the bungee will work with fenders.
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Wow, this thread has more lives than a cat. Started in 2005, resurected in Sept. 2009 and now it's back again.
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Old 05-10-10, 11:42 AM
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Last I checked both Clever Cycles and Wallbike import the Hebie Stabilizer. Not on their web sites so phone or email tem. This is a spring device which runs from the fork crown to the downtube. It prevents front wheel flop but will not prevent front wheel rotation. No noticeable effect on bike handling so you install it and forget it.
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Old 05-10-10, 12:11 PM
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I recently flipped a bike with a Flickstand. I should have taken it off and sold it separately!
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I sold my Miyata 1000 touring bike on ebay recently. It was kind-of a frankenbike built up with good stuff of all brands and eras. So I didn't keep the Campy 50th anniversary front hub, or the Nuovo Record rear derailleur, or the Super Record seat post in mint condition... one can find those all the time on ebay. But I did keep the flickstand, one of two that I own. My other bikes, vintage or not, use a heavy-duty rubber band or an old toe-strap at the downtube to the front wheel, but they're just not as efficient. I'm working on an improvement to the flickstand though. Patent pending...
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Old 10-25-10, 09:48 AM
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I tried to align a flickstand on a bike I was working on last week. I was fixing it up for a neighbor. The plastic band broke. :-(
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Flickstand, By Rhode Gear , I don't think the company is in business by now..

Useless on a bike with Mudguards ..

Wide Rubber band from valve stem over down tube and back to valve stem works great and is cheap & simple..









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For those that have never seen one. Here's a shot of my 1985 Raleigh Team USA with the Flickstand engaged.

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Im getting into biking after a 35 year hiatus. I just ordered a bike and asked the LBS if they had flickstands. They looked at me kinda funny and sneered, "no!" I was really disappointed...
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Originally Posted by Coyote2 View Post
I can lean my bike's rear wheel -- and only the rear wheel -- against a tree, wall, or whatever, and it'll stand upright and not tip over. If I am being more careful then I just lean the whole bike against a wall, with the edge of the saddle and edge of the handlebar contacting the stationary object.
Usually that'll work but with loaded bikes it doesn't take much to put it on the ground. It's just less precarious when it's locked into place and sooner or later someone will bump your carefully balanced bike and send it sliding down the wall and crashing to the ground. "Oh, I'm so sorry", just doesn't cover the scratches.
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I used a Flickstand in the 80s They just don't work with fenders. Now I use a Click-Stand with the the elastic band that comes with it for the brake handle. I also use a steering stabilizer.
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Originally Posted by jbrians View Post
My all time favourite "flickstand" is an elastic (from a brocolli, etc.) around the front brake lever.
I keep a few of them stuck on a water bottle holder. Surprising how fast they get "borrowed" on club rides.
I use a strap that loops over the lever then around the bar fastening with velco. Locks the front brake and stabilises the bike when it's leaning against something.
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I gave mine to my son. He's got the only bike in the family fleet with the right tubing diameter, no fenders, etc.

For my own bikes, I've gone full kickstand.
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Zombie thread!
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Zombie thread!
Yes it started 14 years ago! The beauty is it reminded me of that glorious time when I got back into bicycles and had a Flickstand. I loved it. Thanks for the reminder Zombie thread! At my age I get nostalgic on certain bicycles and accessories.
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Originally Posted by rmfnla View Post
The point is not to lock the brake; it's to stop the wheel from turning and allowing the bake to fall.
The bike only falls when the front wheel rolls backward after the front end flops over. Stop the flop or stop the roll - either will prevent the bike from falling
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Now that the zombie has awakened, there is also this: https://velo-orange.com/collections/...eel-stabilizer

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Koga NL solution was a 2nd Kickstand ..

under the left low rider rack..
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