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Old 05-08-17, 10:00 PM
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Anyone done a DIY clickstand?

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I want one, but the guy making it won't be back doing them for a while.

Anyone tried making one themselves?
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Old 05-09-17, 04:47 AM
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Yep, I had an old tent pole that I converted to one. Only has two pieces so is long. Just did it to see if I could. Much better to order one if you can. Hardest part is making the end to hold the top tube. I ended up using some pieces of PVC pipe
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Old 05-09-17, 05:57 AM
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Sort of, I just use a Velcro strap from Home Depot around the front brake lever and I can lean the bike against almost anything. Unless I was in an open field I wouldn't bother with the folding pole myself.
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Originally Posted by DCwom View Post
Sort of, I just use a Velcro strap from Home Depot around the front brake lever and I can lean the bike against almost anything. Unless I was in an open field I wouldn't bother with the folding pole myself.
Ditto this. It also has the advantage of making theft much more difficult. I know this because sometimes I forget it's on and try to ride away.
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Old 05-09-17, 07:35 AM
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the U fork at the top to cradle the top tube will be a bit less simple. rubberized to not chip paint.


OP you can try .. without having any one for peer support

I built a rear wheel lifting stand for my bike when I had access to a proper shop and materials ,..





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Old 05-09-17, 10:08 AM
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I made one, actually finished it a few weeks ago. On my latest touring bike, I did not want to use a kickstand like on my other bikes. Thus, I was looking for other options.

I did not want to put a U shape cradle under my sloping top tube, I was concerned it would slide on the tube. My seat stays come together where they are welded to the seat tube, sort of an inverted three legged pocket. Thus, I can stick a small diameter pole into that pocket. But not all frames are made that way, fortunately mine is.

I bought an 11mm diameter Aluminum tent pole on Ebay, to be shipped from China. And a couple trekking pole rubber feet that would fit on the ends, also Ebay from China, one for each end. Reason I got two trekking pole feet is that I used a rubber tip where the pole goes against the bike frame because I did not want a metal pole to damage the finish. The 11 mm pole was five sections, total length of about six feet. I cut each section (all five sections) to shorter lengths. I wanted it to fit in my handlebar bag, that is 9.5 inches wide. That is why I bought such a long tent pole, to get five sections so that each section could be short enough that when folded up it fits in my handlebar bag. (Wrap a rubber band around it when folded, I have no bracket for it.)

What I did was not fast, so you might not want to do it. Stuff from China often takes a month to arrive, sometimes more, so this might not be your preferred option. But I explained what I did anyway in case you can think of other material sources.

I do not have any photos, maybe I can post one later. The key here is that I am not using the U shaped thing, so if your frame is not built like mine where I can put the end of a pole in against the seatstays, then my pole would not work for you.

For my brake lever strap, I have in the past used two sided velcro (photo attached), also have used elastic bands that women use for their hair. And have also used a knotted bunge cord. The Velcro, I store it on the handlebar by wrapping it around itself.

ADDENDUM ADDED SIX HOURS LATER:

First photo, as noted above this shows my velcro parking brake. (Two sided velcro.)

Second photo shows my home made substitute for a clickstand and how it fits under the seatstay and seattube welds. (I do not call it a clickstand, I assume that is trademarked.)

Third photo shows my stand folded up. As noted above I wanted it shorter than 9.5 inchs so it would easily fit in my handlebar bag.

Additional note: One of the trekking pole rubber tips, I sanded off three sides of it to make it more triangular, that fits better against the seattube and seatstays. You can see some of that in the third photo.
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Old 05-09-17, 10:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Hisamatsu View Post
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I want one, but the guy making it won't be back doing them for a while.

Anyone tried making one themselves?
It is still May 9 here in the USA...if I'm reading his site right, if you get your order in today (next 12 hours) your order should be in queue to get done before he shuts done for the summer
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Originally Posted by Tourist in MSN View Post

I bought an 11mm diameter Aluminum tent pole on Ebay, to be shipped from China. And a couple trekking pole rubber feet that would fit on the ends, also Ebay from China, one for each end. Reason I got two trekking pole feet is that I used a rubber tip where the pole goes against the bike frame because I did not want a metal pole to damage the finish. The 11 mm pole was five sections, total length of about six feet. I cut each section (all five sections) to shorter lengths. I wanted it to fit in my handlebar bag, that is 9.5 inches wide. That is why I bought such a long tent pole, to get five sections so that each section could be short enough that when folded up it fits in my handlebar bag. (Wrap a rubber band around it when folded, I have no bracket for it.)
I can probably source tent poles somewhere locally and cut them to length. Tried looking around and couldn't find a source of aluminum tube that are shorter than tent poles. Is it as strong as the one from clickstand?
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Old 05-09-17, 10:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Marcus_Ti View Post
It is still May 9 here in the USA...if I'm reading his site right, if you get your order in today (next 12 hours) your order should be in queue to get done before he shuts done for the summer
o.O, good point. Didn't even realize it hasn't past the date yet.
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Old 05-09-17, 10:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Hisamatsu View Post
o.O, good point. Didn't even realize it hasn't past the date yet.
I'll admit....I submitted my order before telling you


One of my roadie mates has a click-stand and I've been meaning to get one for over a year....only just got my touring/unpavement build done...and the click-stand completely skipped past my radar of needed things.
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Old 05-09-17, 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Hisamatsu View Post
I can probably source tent poles somewhere locally and cut them to length. Tried looking around and couldn't find a source of aluminum tube that are shorter than tent poles. Is it as strong as the one from clickstand?
I have no idea how strong the click stand is but mine is good enough. He uses 11 mm for his heavy duty one, I used 11 mm tent pole. But the wall thickness or alloy composition could be different so his 11 mm and my 11 mm might differ.

If you are going to order one of his, I won't bother taking a photo of mine.
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Old 05-09-17, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
the U fork at the top to cradle the top tube will be a bit less simple. rubberized to not chip paint.
Spray on bedliner or plasti-dip. Or, old tube cut up and taped on.
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Old 05-09-17, 01:14 PM
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You could save yourself the money and just lean the bike up against a tree/building/etc and snap away your photo. I've did it that way for ages and will continue to do it that way. If you want the really impressive photos you need to be on the bike riding it with someone else taking the photo anyways.
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Old 05-10-17, 08:37 AM
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Doesn't the front wheel flop over and take the bike down? (with the clickstand, I mean)
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Old 05-10-17, 08:47 AM
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aluminum tube, 6061 T6 is available , you got the internet, to get it.
2 sizes to sleeve in side each other..

with the brake On the front wheel wont roll, dont want the fork and wheel to turn? , tie it up

with a strap around it and the down tube..

(a loop of elastic from the valve stem around the frame and back , perhaps?)






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Old 05-10-17, 09:06 AM
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I used an old (broken) collapsible fishing pole. It flexes a little but can actually take a pretty heavy load before breaking.
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Originally Posted by jefnvk View Post
Spray on bedliner or plasti-dip. Or, old tube cut up and taped on.
Sugru would work too

Originally Posted by kabt53 View Post
Doesn't the front wheel flop over and take the bike down? (with the clickstand, I mean)
As long as the brakes are applied and held it won't go anywhere even if flopped over.
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Doesn't the front wheel flop over and take the bike down? (with the clickstand, I mean)
I've never had the bike fall over even while loading/unloading a 4 x pannier load. It comes with a couple "Brake Bands" that lock the brakes and keep the bike from rolling. I've been using the same pole for about 7,000 miles and haven't had a problem.
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It isn't very hard to make one. I made this one about 5 years ago. It is a two piece design that fits perfectly in my pannier or just velcro it to the frame somewhere.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A648lRTCAAE92sv.jpg
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Look for a shooting stick, which is basically a simple, generally telescoping aluminum monopod for a rifle. Usually has a rubberized wide v groove to set the rifle's forend in while shooting. The groove is often fairly wide to accommodate certain rifles and should handle even a big aluminum top tube. Some double as a monopod for a camera, so the v part is attached with a 1/4x20 screw. Might even get lucky and find one just the right length to use as is. I've also seen the shooting top offered with a telescoping hiking pole, which had the secondary benefit of a textured carbide tip that can make its own divot in ice or rock to stay put.
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I think Zpacks.com sells carbon tent poles. Somebody out there does custom Alum poles. Don't know the source.

I just looked through my pile of thin tiny bungies. I found one that the hooks will hook to a spoke and then around the down tube. I taped the exposed metal to not scratch the rims. And it hooks nicely to the front rack to keep it on the bicycle. The velcro strap for extension cords sounds good also. Look in the plumbing dept for a C shaped hook with a tab that could be taped to the end of a pole and would fit the round tube of a bicycle. It's used to hang pipes from the basement joists. Or try a J hook.

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