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Old 09-08-17, 07:19 AM   #26
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Saw this on a bike on R&E Cycles Facebook page. https://steerstopper.com/

The Flickstand doesn't look like it would work with fenders.
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Saw this on a bike on R&E Cycles Facebook page. https://steerstopper.com/

The Flickstand doesn't look like it would work with fenders.
This one is a mere $129
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Old 09-08-17, 07:59 AM   #28
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Saw this on a bike on R&E Cycles Facebook page. https://steerstopper.com/

The Flickstand doesn't look like it would work with fenders.
$129. That's more like it. At that price it becomes a "must have" for the serious touring cyclist.
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combine the function with a key lock, locking the wheel from turning and you may be onto something. It would be handy for quick stops.

In fact, adapt one of those small retracting cable locks with some kind of secure attachment to the down tube, I bet that would do the trick. something like https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NAJFJO7
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129 u.s is 157.71 Canadian, throw in shipping and cross border duty fees and we're taking 200 bucks.
Or you can just lay your bike down on the ground, that works too.
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$129. That's more like it. At that price it becomes a "must have" for the serious touring cyclist.
Hey now, we were just talking about options. No one gave a cost limitation.

I like my velcro strap or rubber band on the brake lever.
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The manufacturer, Koga of NL, solved that by a 2nd kicksand under the front load. wheel does not have to stay straight , just not roll

and move out from under the center of gravity..


http://www.cyclofiend.com/working/im...-3P1010008.jpg

It works well ... Tubus offers an add-on Kick stand accessory, compatible with their (Tara) front lowrider rack.





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https://steerstopper.com/product/

Dang. Someone posted the similar product SteerStopper and whaddya know, they even use the same slogan. "Stop the flop."
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I have been using a homemade device for years. It's a $ .50 velcro strap that goes around the front wheel and the downtube.
Or the old rubber band from valve stem around downtube to valve stem. You have to get the length and strength of the rubber band right.
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Or the old rubber band from valve stem around downtube to valve stem. You have to get the length and strength of the rubber band right.
Free, with the added benefit that it will work on multiple bikes. Ingenious.
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I use a length of paracord around rim and down tube. Cheap, multi-purpose, and in the unlikely event that it breaks or otherwise goes away, I can easily roll some 2-strand twist from whatever suitable material is around.
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While a flickstand was(and still is) cool, it justifiably died out and there is a reason why it hasnt come back- the design is useless for 95% of new bikes over the last 20 years. It would need multiple designs to be relevant, and still wouldnt be useful for most bikes.
Exactly. I tried to re-design the Flickstand because it is simple and inexpensive (and the patent has expired), but tube diameters and various cable placements on the tubes made it impossible.
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I think there is an advertising rule around here.
At least this is a bicycle-related item tho.... Most annoying is the stuff that gets spammed that doesn't even relate to bicycles....

I had a Flickstand way back when. It was VERY convenient to use but sometimes if the bike rolled then the flickstopper would release, dumping the bike. OP's idea doesn't lock the wheels itself but wouldn't have that issue of self-releasing even if it rolled.
...Also...
As I got new bikes, none of the Flickstands would fit (I think they only had them for two tube diameters--a normal "steel" tube diameter and a fat one for Cannondale-size aluminum tubes. My next bike had mid-size aluminum tubes... :/ )

OP's is way more convenient than a velcro strap through the front wheel+frame. I tried that for a couple weeks before abandoning it entirely. Comparing the Flickstand with a velcro strap is a lot like comparing indexed shifting with non-indexed shifting.

And OP's cost a lot less than the steerstopper $130 thing... which sure looks nice but is made about 10x stronger than it needs to be.

The VO Steer Stabilizer uses a spring that pulls all the time (even when you don't want it to) and still doesn't prevent the wheel from turning entirely (even when you don't want it to).

$15 isn't much. If you live in the USA, the tax man will take $5 of that easily. He's not likely to get rich off of it.

As for "just cutting a couple notches and drilling a hole", doing that well is not as cheap, as quick or as easy as you might think. It would definitely cost more than $12 of tools and materials to do it. And even if you already had the tools and materials, it would probably take longer than the amount of your labor that $12 would buy...

It's not hardly the worst idea I've seen.
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