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Pletscher Twin Kickstand is Heavy !

Old 04-07-17, 12:23 AM
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Pletscher Twin Kickstand is Heavy !

It's good ,but very heavy .
Making my slow hybrid even slower .
Is there an alternative double kickstand ?
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Old 04-07-17, 02:51 AM
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It weighs less than 1 1/2 lbs.

Your engine needs work.
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Old 04-07-17, 04:19 AM
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They make excellent paperweights. I have one in a box of mistaken purchases. A heavy duty Click-stand is a much lighter alternative. https://www.click-stand.com
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Originally Posted by 02Giant View Post
It weighs less than 1 1/2 lbs.

Your engine needs work.
Agree (in the last harsh way possible). The Pletscher is the ideal combination of strength-to-weight...all other lighter double leg kickstands are nowhere near as durable.

Do you actually need the double leg? They are sold mostly to people with cargo-carrying bikes, or loaded touring bikes.
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Originally Posted by 02Giant View Post
It weighs less than 1 1/2 lbs.

Your engine needs work.
Originally Posted by wschruba View Post
Agree (in the last harsh way possible). The Pletscher is the ideal combination of strength-to-weight...all other lighter double leg kickstands are nowhere near as durable.

Do you actually need the double leg? They are sold mostly to people with cargo-carrying bikes, or loaded touring bikes.
This about sums it up.
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Double?

If you don't need a double I recommend Upland kickstand about 2 grams
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Originally Posted by pakeboi View Post
It's good ,but very heavy .
Making my slow hybrid even slower .
Is there an alternative double kickstand ?
Yes. It's called "no kickstand at all". I've been using (not) them for several years, and I'm quite happy with (not) them.
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Old 04-07-17, 04:23 PM
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I never looked at the Pletscher before but it looks perfect for my errand bike. That thing already weighs 35 lbs as I usually ride it, with empty panniers. A couple extra pounds won't matter, and I'm tired of wrasslin' the dang thing to keep it upright while loading and unloading.

The bike came with a stout single leg kickstand, but the clamp was a typical chainstay crusher and lacked the doodads included with the Pletscher to stabilize the stand without crushing any tubes.
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Old 04-07-17, 04:49 PM
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The Pletscher offers double support at less than double the weight of a typical aluminum single stand. Plus it has the virtue of having both legs fold to the left, so there are no chain clearance issues.

I suppose that the OP might find something lighter, with the same functionality, but he won' find anything much lighter.

So, I suppose it boils down to deciding if the functional benefits warrant the added weight.
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Old 04-08-17, 10:42 AM
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You can feel that little extra weight, and that low on the bike? I don't think I could... In any case, I have way more than a pound and a half bulging over the top of my shorts. Better to lose that than give up the stand, assuming you like what it does. Light weight is a means to an end, not a goal in itself.
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