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Is a kickstand on a road/racing bike Blaspheme ?

Old 10-29-14, 07:10 PM
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Is a kickstand on a road/racing bike Blaspheme ?

Im not doing it but just wondered.
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Old 10-29-14, 07:14 PM
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Yes. They are heavy, ugly and unnecessary.
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I have one on mine, the only other person I know with one is my brother.
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Old 10-29-14, 07:21 PM
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Only if you also don't run a squeeze horn, bolt-on lock, one of those license plate nameplates with your name on it, and fancy handlebar streamers.

It's OK with all that stuff.
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Old 10-29-14, 07:35 PM
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Do touring bikes count as road bikes?
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Old 10-29-14, 07:38 PM
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It's your bike. Set it up however it works best for you.
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No, but the idea is heresy.
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Old 10-29-14, 07:47 PM
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I've had a kickstand on my commuting bike but I only parked it in those bike stands so I never used it. For a racing bike, I would think it's unnecessary.
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Old 10-29-14, 07:48 PM
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2015 bikes don't need kickstands, DA 9000 and all.
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Old 10-29-14, 07:58 PM
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It's just not done.
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Old 10-29-14, 08:06 PM
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That depends, is it a crabon fibre kickstand?
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Old 10-29-14, 08:11 PM
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Originally Posted by JeremyLC View Post
That depends, is it a crabon fibre kickstand?
Yes...https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...54/the-upstand
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Old 10-29-14, 08:22 PM
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That depends, is it a crabon fibre kickstand?
Those asplode, then the bike will fall over.
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Old 10-29-14, 08:39 PM
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I have one on both sides...depends on what side I'm leaning towards on any particular day and I'm covered.
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Keeping up with another rider with a kickstand should be humiliating for the other rider. You prove that strength beats weight.
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I don't mind a kickstand, I have one bike with one. It depends how much you stop and get off your bike when you ride it. It seems silly to have a carbon fiber machine fall over and you generally cringe when that happens.
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I used an Upstand for a while, then stopped. I hated that the attachment point (the metal bit clamped in the rear skewer) gets torqued around by the attached stand itself if there is any forward-backward movement while the bike is leaning on the stand. The metal piece has radial serrations to keep it in position, but unless your QR is locked very (very) tightly, all it does is chew up paint around the dropouts.
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Old 10-29-14, 10:59 PM
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker View Post
Yes. They are heavy, ugly and unnecessary.
I wish I had one. But I would be scared to ride with one because of all the sneers I would get.
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Originally Posted by ChargerDawg View Post
I don't mind a kickstand, I have one bike with one. It depends how much you stop and get off your bike when you ride it. It seems silly to have a carbon fiber machine fall over and you generally cringe when that happens.

My carbon bike has several times been blown over when leaning against a tree. I watched it happen once, just out of reach and something inside me died.
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Old 10-30-14, 12:20 AM
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not gonna lie. once, just once, i wanna install curb feelers on the road bike and go for a century ride in a busy cycling area.
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Originally Posted by ChargerDawg View Post
I don't mind a kickstand, I have one bike with one. It depends how much you stop and get off your bike when you ride it. It seems silly to have a carbon fiber machine fall over and you generally cringe when that happens.
If a CF bike can't take falling over, that is one you don't want to ride.
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Cripes, just lean it carefully against something, but if you must lay it on the ground, do so gingerly and keep the drive side up....
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