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Old 09-14-10, 02:42 PM
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Do you use a kick-stand?

I took my kick-stand off my VTG road bike about a month ago to do some work on the bike, and I can't bring myself to put it back on. I feel like it would ruin the look of the bike.

Do you guys use a kick-stand or keep it off?
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Old 09-14-10, 02:45 PM
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I don't use a kick stand on any of my bikes...that's why God made trees and poles.
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Old 09-14-10, 02:45 PM
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On all-around/useful bikes..yes. On lighter/racier bikes....no.
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Old 09-14-10, 02:50 PM
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On all-around/useful bikes..yes. On lighter/racier bikes....no.
+1. I have kickstands on my commuter and my 3 speed but will NEVER put one on my nicer bikes.
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Old 09-14-10, 02:51 PM
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Plus kickstands are another great place to put cloth tape and twine.
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Old 09-14-10, 03:09 PM
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Yes...sometimes.
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Old 09-14-10, 03:19 PM
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Most kickstands just chew up chainstays on bikes. and they never seem to be tight enough till they start to crush the chainstay tubes. Consider finding yourselves a Rhode Gear "Flikstand" instead and confidently lean your bike against anything. If there was anything wrong with the Flikstand though, it was just it covered over bike company decals on the DT. and the clamp could scratch it if you are not careful.

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Old 09-14-10, 03:20 PM
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Not for 30+ years so far.
 
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What is this "kick stand' thing you speak of?
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Originally Posted by thompsonpost View Post
Not for 30+ years so far.
+1

and my kids don't have them either. on any of there bikes, ever
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Old 09-14-10, 03:44 PM
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Touring and utility bikes , Yes .. My Brompton stands up when you fold the wheel under.

My RB1 no...

My Koga Miyata WTR has 2 kickstands, one is part of the left lowrider front rack..

My loaded touring bike was so much more useful when It stood up to get to both bags ..
and to pack it up freestanding, next to the tent/campsite .

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Old 09-14-10, 03:50 PM
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+1

and my kids don't have them either. on any of there bikes, ever
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Only if it has a dedicated kickstand plate on the frame. Other than that NO.

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There?
"their" sorry, auto complete on my phone isn't always correct. i hate that.
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I don't remember ever putting a kickstand on any of my bikes. But I haven't taken them off my three-speeds.
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Only on my 3 and 4 speed Raleighs (XPT stands are my personal favorites), and each Raleigh Twenty (because they're built in).

Everything else has a big empathetic NO on them.

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No....haven't had one on a bike since I stoped riding bikes with banana seats.

Usually just lock it to a rack when I'm going to the store, or lean it against a something if I'm out "just riding" on a path....
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Only on my Raleigh 3-speed.
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Everything else has a big empathetic NO on them.

-Kurt
Nice of you to empathize with your bikes.
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Ok, a big yellow warning sign reading "no." Happy now?

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I have easily 30 or so in a box...
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Kickstands are much less offensive to me that dork disks, reflectors or brifters on vintage bikes.
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Kickstands are much less offensive to me that dork disks, reflectors or brifters on vintage bikes.
You forgot to mention Ergo bars(?)......

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On the slower vintage road bikes and MTBs yes. On the fast road bikes and newer MTBs no.
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It depends. ...


I have 3 bikes with kickstands on them, because they each have a purposed kickstand mounting feature:
74 Schwinn Suburban
74 Motobecane Gr Touring
83 Peugeot UE8M
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