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Old 11-09-18, 05:39 PM
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What is your favorite kickstand?

I have been browsing craigslist for a nice kickstand on my 16 speeder and I think the above is the sexiest by far. It has the elegance of a butterfly and the rigidity of Chuck Norris´abs.
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Old 11-09-18, 05:49 PM
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I like the one sided Greenfield ones. They're fairly simple, reliable enough. Of course the challenge is that not all bikes can accommodate a kickstand any more. I wouldn't put one on a bike with particularly delicate chainstays.
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Old 11-09-18, 06:14 PM
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Rear triangle mount Greenfield Stabilizer. Only issue is it doesn't work with disc brakes
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Originally Posted by Obeast View Post
I have been browsing craigslist for a nice kickstand on my 16 speeder and I think the above is the sexiest by far. It has the elegance of a butterfly and the rigidity of Chuck Norris´abs.
How is your chain alignment using the SS up front? Is it in the middle of the rear cassette? Did you have to use a narrower bottom bracket to get things to line up?
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Old 11-09-18, 09:00 PM
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Sexiest kickstand? Really?
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Old 11-09-18, 09:49 PM
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Rhode Gear Flickstand
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Old 11-09-18, 10:08 PM
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Originally Posted by philbob57 View Post
Rhode Gear Flickstand
I got one of those in the early 80s, and loved it. Presently the only bike it will fit, in the family fleet, is my son's hipster bike. So he's the proud owner.
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Old 11-10-18, 12:35 AM
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The grass or a nice wall.
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Old 11-10-18, 06:50 AM
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Another kickstand thread, how many do we need?

Pretty much none of them. I absolutely hate kickstands, they are a pain in the butt to install on most of the frames customers want them on and they add weight. The only reasonable place for a kickstand is a fully loaded bike, like a cargo bike or a heavier e-bike. Some bikes with racks and fenders also present a bit of a challenge for leaning so I might consider whatever the lightest kickstand I could find for that but if I am locking up the bike I don't really need to lean it.

The one exception to my dislike of kickstands is the Scott SUB kickstand they made for at least a few years was decent but only fit Scott SUBs but kept a nice low profile that didn't get in the way and was two bolts meaning it didn't swing around. If all bikes could adopt that standard and build a similar kickstand I could be down. Though of course Scott started putting fenders on the bike which interfered with the kickstand mounting for their 2015 bikes so they had the mounts but they wouldn't work without removing the fender.
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Old 11-10-18, 07:23 AM
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Flickstand is outstanding. I use it and totally is recommended!
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Old 11-10-18, 08:51 AM
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And the beat goes on.
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Old 11-10-18, 10:06 AM
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I got 2, on my touring bike, one is part of the front low rider rack..
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Old 11-10-18, 10:42 AM
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I'm quite happy with the one I put on my bike a couple of months ago to replace the original one from 1978. It has a nice click, it's shiny, it has a clean shape and it rests paralel to the chain stay.
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Old 11-10-18, 10:52 AM
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The grass or a nice wall.
I didn’t want to be the first to say it. Tree and trail resting bench also applies.


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Old 11-10-18, 11:29 AM
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So long as these threads remain contentious for reasons that I can't fathom, I'm going to put in my two cents, so that mainstream casual cyclists like myself can be reassured that we're not freaks, and that it's OK to add accessories to make cycling more pleasant and convenient. Most people already know that, and treat the controversies of the cycling crowd as a source of comic relief.

Oddly enough, the place where I use a kickstand the most often is at home in my garage. My options for growing grass, a tree, a nice wall, or a trail resting bench, are somewhat constrained. My two "grab and go" bikes have kickstands. When I roll them into the garage, I just flip the kickstand down and can park wherever I want. If I need to move a bike out of the way, I can just move it. My bikes spend most of their time parked. Why not make that work better?

Something about bike parking brings out the idiocy in engineers and urban planners. A kickstand means I'm always self sufficient. I just park my bike like normal, and loop my lock between my bike and whatever's available. No wall? No grass? No tree? No problem. My dignified and proper bike will be standing gracefully while all of the other bikes are strewn higgedly-piggedly.

Sure, some bikes are too delicate to receive a kickstand, but the owners of those bikes insist that they would never park them at the supermarket, much less outdoors. I expect to see none of those bikes for the next six months or so.

Sure, one man's harmless convenience accessory is another man's addition of unnecessary weight. Such is cycling. It's all good.

Now excuse me while I put Schrader valves on all of my bikes.
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Old 11-10-18, 01:11 PM
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I have the one-sided ones on my shoppers, one a Pletcher, one a Nuvo. I like them. I'd like a centre one for the new bike, but there's really no way to fit one.
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Old 11-10-18, 01:32 PM
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Of course nothing beats the old welded-on Schwinn kickstand for both utility and elegance.
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Old 11-10-18, 01:56 PM
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A velcro strap around the handle and front brake lever! It sounds stupid but it works awesome lol.

A few years ago on a different bike I had one of those two legged esge kickstands that was rock solid.
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The one on the shelf in my shop.
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The one on the shelf in my shop.
lmao...
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Originally Posted by Obeast View Post
I have been browsing craigslist for a nice kickstand on my 16 speeder and I think the above is the sexiest by far. It has the elegance of a butterfly and the rigidity of Chuck Norris´abs.

Has that bike ever been ridden?
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Old 11-10-18, 04:16 PM
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~30 yr old Pletscher Double on my commuter. Makes loading the panniers a breeze, and also allows me to adjust the front/rear derailleurs without needing a bike stand, because the bike can be easily pedaled with the rear wheel off the ground.
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Originally Posted by veganbikes View Post
Another kickstand thread, how many do we need?
That describes 99% of threads here. It'd be a pretty boring place if only truly new and original threads happened.
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Old 11-10-18, 07:24 PM
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not necessarily a favorite, but is my newest & is working out great, getting lots of use



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Old 11-11-18, 06:51 PM
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Originally Posted by jefnvk View Post
That describes 99% of threads here. It'd be a pretty boring place if only truly new and original threads happened.
I guess but it just feels like we get too much repetition. Maybe it's just me.
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