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Old 11-11-22, 09:37 PM
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Do any of you have kick stands on your road bikes, or wish that you had a kick stand? Today at work I was told to get a kickstand or park my bike elsewhere, he must have knocked it around and struggled to balance it. i told him I couldn't get a kick stand because its very unfashionable, but honestly he is right the bike is kind of annoying to balance without a kick stand. What's the big idea here? I even see this trend on the low end "fast hybrids" the cheapest model used to have a kickstand and 6 years later the same model has no kickstand!
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I have a color matched one that fits on the chain stay ND side. I'm less concerned about weight than my bike falling over. In fact, most of my bikes have stands. I'm not into fashion, more into practicality haha.
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Just flip it upside down and rest it on the handle bars and seat. Don’t need any stinken kick stand.

Or as I saw on a carbon Domane e-bike today. A kick stand that somehow attached inside the rear disc brake caliper mount.

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Old 11-11-22, 10:16 PM
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What is this thing you call "kickstand"?
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz
Do any of you have kick stands on your road bikes, or wish that you had a kick stand?
No and no.
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Can you get a removeable stand you could leave at work? I had a stand like that for my dirt bike but I left it in the desert one day.
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Originally Posted by big john
Can you get a removeable stand you could leave at work? I had a stand like that for my dirt bike but I left it in the desert one day.
maybe something like a topeak flashstand (folds) or a sunlite stand
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I haven't found one light enough.
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I've never found myself wanting for one. There's always been a wall, or ledge, or bike rack I can prop my bike against.

That said, I don't leave my roadie anywhere long and it tends to mostly be at cafes.
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Who is this “ he “?!
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I fought it for years. Tried click stand at one time. Since making the decision to add one to my city bike and touring bike, I couldn’t be happier. I have not found a need to add one to my recreational bike since most of the time I get on and off from home.

Yes, the kickstand has been a worthwhile addition and outweighs (pun intended) any disadvantage.
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It’s less a matter of fashion and more a matter of nonessential weight. My guess is you should probably get one as you don’t strike me as the weight weenie type anyway. Function over fashion.
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I wish they still made the flick stand.
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Here ya go Larry. https://www.amazon.com/bicycle-kicks...ycle+kickstand My internet search skills are beyond amazing.
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I don't have one on my road bike but have one on my hybrid. I do miss not having one on the road bike. Always found having one handy tbh.
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Originally Posted by biker128pedal
Just flip it upside down and rest it on the handle bars and seat. Don’t need any stinken kick stand.
I am hoping that is a joke.

If it is good, if not please nobody do that. Bad idea.

Road bikes don't need kickstands unless it has full fenders, a standard road bike like you might see if you did a search in images on the googles for "road bike" has a rear wheel with rubber on it that will hold up a bike against most surfaces I have ever used. If for some reason I really need to put a bike down I just lay it down on the NDS and bing bang boom it is not going anywhere. Though I haven't had to do that with any of my road bikes aside from maybe in a car.

A touring bike I might consider a kickstand or a bike I might be loading up with gear a lot or especially on an electric bike but beyond that I am not really a fan of kickstands and on a mountain bike they can be dangerous. I don't need or want the extra weight for little benefit. If I am locking up the bike the kickstand will push it away from what you are locking to and is not needed and at home there are a bunch of stands and ways to mount it or I am locking it up. Beyond that I am generally near the bike and would rather just lean it.
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This is my kick stand, I always accidentally kick it every time I'm walking.
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Kicks just keep getting harder to find.

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I've had a few beater commuters with kickstands and found them incredibly useful.
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...just get yourself an old nylon toe strap, Larry. You can tie the front wheel to the down tube, and it steadies the bicycle better than most kickstands.

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Originally Posted by mtn drew
This is my kick stand, I always accidentally kick it every time I'm walking.
not bad. just cut off the bits on the right side adn add some mass to the left side and there won;t be anythign to kick.
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz
i told him I couldn't get a kick stand because its very unfashionable ...
That's pretty much the bottom line. There's no reason to discuss it further.
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Road bikes no, no, and oh yea, no. Commuter bike, yes.
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Originally Posted by 3alarmer
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...just get yourself an old nylon toe strap, Larry. You can tie the front wheel to the down tube, and it steadies the bicycle better than most kickstands.

I tend to break these peddling through corners
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