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Hey...no kickstand

Old 01-04-21, 12:54 PM
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Hey...no kickstand

I brought this nice Tomasso to ride and there is no kick-stand on it. What are you guys doing to hold it up.
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Old 01-04-21, 12:57 PM
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They do sell kickstands at stores.... I bought four for my bike.
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Old 01-04-21, 01:08 PM
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Lean the bike up against something...

Buy a bike stand, the superstand is my favorite.

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Old 01-04-21, 02:01 PM
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this is a joke thread, right?
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Old 01-04-21, 02:24 PM
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Originally Posted by mack_turtle View Post
this is a joke thread, right?
And not a funny joke.
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Old 01-04-21, 02:32 PM
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You want a kickstand, buy an old Schwinn, otherwise lots of things to lean it on, use your imagination!
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Old 01-04-21, 02:49 PM
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What sort of bike is it? If it is a lightweight road bike, installing a kickstand could possibly damage the frame unless it has a specific mounting point for a stand
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Old 01-04-21, 03:17 PM
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A question like that will give the weight weenies a heart attack. After a 3 hour ride if they have to pedal the weight of a kick stand, they will have to ride 1.48769765 seconds longer than if they didnt have one.

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Old 01-04-21, 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
A question like that will give the weight weenies a heart attack. After a 3 hour ride if they have to pedal the weight of a kick stand, they will have to ride 1.48769765 minutes longer than if they didnt have one.
Mom taught me if you donít have anything nice to say....

Letís see a proof of life photo of those rides you claim to have.
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Old 01-04-21, 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Mom taught me if you don’t have anything nice to say....

Let’s see a proof of life photo of those rides you claim to have.
You of all people should be able to confirm those figures. You shouldnt argue with facts!!!!
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Old 01-04-21, 03:58 PM
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
You of all people should be able to confirm those figures. You shouldnt argue with facts!!!!
Yeah. Iím a real weight weenie. And should get a kickstand to figure out how to hold up my bike.




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Old 01-04-21, 03:58 PM
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Bike snobs don't like kickstands, except for maybe on dedicated touring or city bikes.

They are not too expensive, though. As mentioned above, be careful if getting one that clamps on a frame tube - it can damage a lightweight frame. If the dropouts on the frame are flat you can get one that is held in place by the rear axle. This can be a bit of a nuisance on a QR wheel but it definitely won't damage the frame.
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Old 01-04-21, 04:32 PM
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You don't need a kickstand. You can put your bike on the ground or lean it up against a tree or a wall or a post.
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Old 01-04-21, 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by ClydeClydeson View Post
. This can be a bit of a nuisance on a QR wheel but it definitely won't damage the frame.
And who doesnít want to create a useless nuisance?

Iím not a snob, and I tour and commute, among other things. I have no need for a kickstand. You sound like the snob.
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Old 01-04-21, 06:06 PM
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Went to go see this Colnago Mexico with full Campy Record one day. A really beautiful bike. It was priced very reasonably and the seller was very respectful and responsive. But upon closer inspection, I saw it didn't have a kickstand. I asked him about it, and he seemed rather dismissive, and actually muttered a sort of backhanded response, almost an insult. I thought he was trying to pull a fast one. "Ha! I'm no sucker!" I yelled at him and walked off. I flagged his listing when I got home. Hope no one else falls for that. The nerve!
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Old 01-04-21, 06:24 PM
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I flip my bike(s) upside-down. The spread of the handle bars with the seat makes a very stable triangle.....
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Old 01-04-21, 06:43 PM
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Just use the rear wheel, the rubber acts as a natural kickstand. To those who love kickstands go for it. To me they are only useful on really heavy bikes like e-bikes or cargo bikes beyond that I just don't care for them. They are generally mostly of a terrible sort using a single bolt which is a poor design and the amount of broken ones I have seen are high and many people in the city locking them up don't need a kickstand and at home I can put it into a stand so the necessity gets lower and lower for them. If everyone could adopt a two bolt standard and Greenfield created on then maybe they could be better. Scott for a short bit had the SUB kickstands which were two bolt and fit on the Scott SUBs quite nicely they were low profile and I don't think I ever saw a problem with one (till they changed the design, added fenders and didn't think about the kickstand not fitting when they did that.
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Old 01-04-21, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Dhos1 View Post
What are you guys doing to hold it up.
A nearby convenient object.



Or nothing. Laying down a bike on the non-drive side is no big deal.
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Old 01-04-21, 07:00 PM
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Originally Posted by HTupolev View Post
Laying down a bike on the non-drive side is no big deal.
+1. Iíve balanced a bike against so many things out in nowhereísville.

And if youíve got big enough panniers you can lay it on the drive side without fouling things like the RD.

Itís going to be a very long winter.

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Old 01-04-21, 07:36 PM
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Always a vehicle around for such use. Particularly the odd rare colored ones are preferred.
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Old 01-04-21, 07:40 PM
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Originally Posted by ClydeClydeson View Post
Bike snobs don't like kickstands, except for maybe on dedicated touring or city bikes..
While you may imagine that only snobs don't like kickstands, the truth is that they are superfluous for many folks.

They're also a safety hazard for many folks.

Those are both valid reasons for folks to not like kickstands.
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Old 01-04-21, 07:45 PM
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I bring a stone wall with me so I have something to lean against.

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Hey now!!! The OP evidently wants a doohickey that keeps his ride vertical when stationary. The "lean it against something" and the "buy a heavy metal bolt-on" options were obvious, and I'm disappointed in those who could think of nothing better.

My lightweight, high tech suggestion is the Click Stand. I use it when I'm touring, but not when doing the regular riding I do. For regular rides I just lean it against something. I'm not affiliated with Click Stand. I just like the product.
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Old 01-04-21, 08:10 PM
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Bikehand makes a decent stand.
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Old 01-04-21, 09:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Dhos1 View Post
I brought this nice Tomasso to ride and there is no kick-stand on it. What are you guys doing to hold it up.
I just find something to wedge the rear derailleur up against to prop it up.
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