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Flickstand alternative -even works with fendered bikes

Old 03-08-13, 10:50 AM
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Flickstand alternative -even works with fendered bikes

A flickstand is a neat invention but the bungie works very well too -even on fendered bikes. I've tried using a velcro pantleg protector but I rarely use one when in roadie mode. An old toe strap works well too but takes a bit longer to deploy.

This bungie stores neatly between the top cable stop clamp and the bottom cage clamp when not in use.





The bike doesn't roll and the bars stay locked straight ahead. I can lean the bike against anything and it stays put. It also works very well on the train. I wish I thought of this years ago.
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I do something similar with a velcro cord wrap.

Others use a rubber band to hold the front brake lever closed. http://www.bikebrake.com/index.php?m...&products_id=2

Your solution is nice and clean and simple. Does the bungee make any noise, slap the down tube, etc. when riding?
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I've only just started using it and storing it there. But it makes no noise that I have noticed; it's stretched fairly tight and the second water bottle clamp keeps it positioned along the downtube.

I've yet to ride with it there in the rain. We'll see if it gets yucky over time. I usually store 2-3 such bungies in the front pocket of my bar bag for lashing to the train when I do a rail-extended ride further out into the countryside (Metra is nice here in Chicagoland.)

I could always go back to storing it in with the rest of the bungies in the bar bag but it's so handy where it is as I only have to unhook the top and leave the bottom hook right where it is as I loop around the tire and back to itself.
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Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
Others use a rubber band to hold the front brake lever closed.
In a pinch, you can just jam in a piece of gravel to hold the lever closed. Used to do that often when I was doing loaded touring.
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In a pinch, you can just jam in a piece of gravel to hold the lever closed. Used to do that often when I was doing loaded touring.
Some ATV's have a little flipper that you can slide into that slot once the lever has been pulled all the way back to the bars to act as a parking brake. Something like that would be sort of neat for a bicycle.

I've done the wristband (AKA Livestrong band) trick around the lever. If you double it over around the bars and bring both "ends" around and slip them both over the end of the lever it's a pretty good parking brake. Or one of those velcro ankle bands works well too after going around twice.
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Problem I've found with a bungee is that they stretch. I still have about a zillion old toe straps from the pre-clipless days, and they work fine.
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I stumbled upon this while trying to find information about Flickstand. Apparently, it's no longer manufactured.

I bought this alternative: Streetstopper. Google it, I can't post URL's.

It works VERY well, even better than Flickstand! Easier and more convenient to use. I have it mounted on my Trek Step-thru frame. Works on bikes with fenders too.

The downside is it's a little expensive, but it's worth it.
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Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
I do something similar with a velcro cord wrap.

Others use a rubber band to hold the front brake lever closed. http://www.bikebrake.com/index.php?m...&products_id=2
^this

I shudder to think about bungee cords around bike wheels. IMO, that's just asking for a one way fast trip over the handlebars.

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Originally Posted by kastigar View Post
I stumbled upon this while trying to find information about Flickstand. Apparently, it's no longer manufactured.

I bought this alternative: Streetstopper. Google it, I can't post URL's.

It works VERY well, even better than Flickstand! Easier and more convenient to use. I have it mounted on my Trek Step-thru frame. Works on bikes with fenders too.

The downside is it's a little expensive, but it's worth it.
yep I googled it, no I don't see anything like what we seem to be talking about.
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I got the speeling wrong! Google STEERSTOPPER
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