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Old 03-22-08, 12:17 AM
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Kickstands?

What are kickstands are available for a loaded tour bike (700c)? Is the Greenfield Stabilizer good?
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Old 03-22-08, 12:51 AM
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Here's my vote:
http://www.bikemania.biz/Pletscher_E...and_double.htm
Better than anything else, IMO.
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Old 03-22-08, 06:00 AM
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I have the Greenfield and it works for me. I did change the rubber boot on the end as it gets worn fast and replaced with a small metal plate.

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I have the Pletscher double legged kickstand and it works great. Hold the bike like a rock while you are loading it up.
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+1 on Pletscher. Aluminum threads are easy to strip, however.
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Old 03-22-08, 09:15 AM
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I really like the kind that mount on the chainstay's towards the rear DO. You can have a full load of stuff and your bike isn't tippy, as well as holding the bike and a BoB upright.

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Old 03-22-08, 10:58 AM
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I would never tour without my click-stand:

http://www.click-stand.com/
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Old 03-22-08, 02:08 PM
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I've been thinking about those click stands for awhile now. You seem to like them, how are they on surfaces that are not paved? It seems to me that it would dig into soft ground, but I guess no more than a traditional kickstand.
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I used it on a tour last summer and a fair amount of it was on dirt. It will lean a little more but it works fine. Tom, owner of Click-stand, said he was developing some sort of attachment for really soft surfaces. I hope that was OK for me to say that. I was going to attach a photo but check out the his customer's gallery page. My bike is the second set of photos.
http://www.click-stand.com/Happy_Customers_.php
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Originally Posted by Cyclesafe View Post
Aluminum threads are easy to strip, however.
If the aluminum threads strip out, just put nylock nuts on the backside of the screws.
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Old 03-23-08, 06:37 AM
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+1 on Pletscher. Works great when the bike is fully loaded, and works as a repair stand. I can remove the front or rear tire and I can hand pedal the bike (for lubing, etc.) while it is on the kickstand. That would be tough to do with a click stand.
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