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Lean bike against wall or use kickstand overnight

Old 04-14-17, 03:56 PM
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Lean bike against wall or use kickstand overnight

Sorry for all the questions Ima newbie.

Just bought a Fuji absolute 2.1 and has kickstand.

When not using how should I store it? Thanks

Currently on kickstand in my room
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Old 04-14-17, 04:11 PM
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If the kickstand is already there, you might as well use it.

Leaning the rear wheel against a wall can be a pretty secure way to leave a bike, too, especially indoors where there isn't going to be any wind to knock it over.
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Old 04-14-17, 04:14 PM
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Welcome. That's what the kickstand is for. But if the kickstand has a metal foot with no protective rubber end cap and you have hardwood floors or other scratchable flooring then leaning it against the wall may be better for the floor; unless the wall is delicate and then you may want to flip the bike and rest it on floor on its handlebars and seat.

If you do lean it against the wall, be aware the tires may roll. On my old 12-speed that has no kickstand I squeeze one of the brakes and stick half a clothespin in the gap to keep the brake on. Similarly, some people use velcro or elastic bands to keep the brakes on, even when using a kickstand.

If the kickstand seems loose or shifts position too easily you may not want to use it, or if you have a rear rack and a heavy load, a single-leg kickstand that mounts between the rear wheel and where the pedals attach may not keep the bike upright.
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Old 04-14-17, 04:29 PM
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Thanks for advice!!!
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Old 04-14-17, 05:29 PM
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What's a kickstand?
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Old 04-14-17, 05:40 PM
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Old 04-14-17, 05:51 PM
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I recently bought one of these and love it. I may buy another. I'd use it even if my bike had a kickstand (which it doesn't)

https://www.feedbacksports.com/shop/rakk-black/




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Old 04-14-17, 06:15 PM
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Kickstand? What is this you speak of? Is this some new technology to cost more money, add (a lot) more weight, destroy the frame where it clamps up and allow the most unsteady rest possible so that each wind or passing sparrow may knock the bicycle over and damage it? If so I will pass on the kickstand.
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Originally Posted by SylvainG View Post
This:
I hang mine, but not practical for the OP since its stored inside.

I'd just find a section of wall to lean it.

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Old 04-14-17, 09:53 PM
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+1 on the Feedback Sports RAKK. I have one at home, and my employer bought one also so i did not scratch up the wall.
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Old 04-15-17, 02:57 AM
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I leaned bikes against the garage wall for like 30 years. After 10 years or so the saddle develops a rub hole in the cover, size of about a dime. Bar tape wears a little but I had to replace it for other wear issues long before it was a problem.

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What's a kickstand?
It's an invitation to have the bike knocked over.
It's a floor-space waster.
It's an added weight.
It's a rattle generator.
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I never use the kick stand on my trike.
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Try Upstand https://upstandingbicycle.com/ 40 grams total weight I use this kickstand on all my bikes
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Kickstand should be fine. I've stored my commuter bike using a kickstand for 20 years. Some folks really hate kickstands -- there's a "cool" factor involved. Some bikes won't accommodate one without damaging the frame, and sometimes getting one to fit and work on your bike can be problematic, because they tend to be treated as an afterthought by the industry.

There may be some "technique" to parking a bike with a kickstand, so it isn't readily knocked over, and in any event, most bikes aren't as delicate as people think. In 4+ decades of cycling, I've had a few bikes knocked over, and they all held up just fine.
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Originally Posted by SylvainG View Post
This:

Looks like they go with dork discs.
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To actually answer the question: my bikes that don't have them lean against each other on the wall, those that do have them (mostly) use them. I find those with kickstands marginally easier to store than those without, but just go with what is easier for your space.

Originally Posted by oldnslow2 View Post
What's a kickstand?
Its this device which some people like and some don't, that whenever its use comes up those that don't like it seem to have no control over their proclamation of the stupidity of those that do. Really a magical device in that regards...
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Old 04-15-17, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by 02Giant View Post
Looks like they go with dork discs.
I wonder, why don't they make a dork disc that looks just like an extra large cog?
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Its this device which some people like and some don't, that whenever its use comes up those that don't like it seem to have no control over their proclamation of the stupidity of those that do. Really a magical device in that regards...
Hey... just busting chops. It's all good as long as the wheels are round and you're moving forward.
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Originally Posted by klein7862 View Post
Try Upstand https://upstandingbicycle.com/ 40 grams total weight I use this kickstand on all my bikes
Thanks, I just ordered one. I have to cross intersections on my daily commute where the red lights lasts over a minute. In those time, I like to get off my bike and walk around. A stand is handy but it's bulky and heavy.
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lol this post caused a little drama. I appreciate it all the help!!
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This works
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This works
Hey, that's my repair stand!
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hey, that's my repair stand!
+1!
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lol this post caused a little drama. I appreciate it all the help!!
Wait until you ask about the best chain lube
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