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Old 04-04-09, 08:41 AM
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Click-Stand Measurements

Does anyone have a click-stand?
I have some old tent poles and am going to try making my own click-stand. So if you do have one, would you mind sharing some measurements with me of how long yours is and what size of bike you use it with.
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The measurement the that I sent him (from the ground verically to the contact point on the bike) was 29 inches. The click-stand he sent me (from the ground contact point to the bike contact point) was 30 inches. The key parts that make this work well are the contact points on each end. You cannot just use any material for these points. Be sure to let us know how it comes out. For most people, I think trying to make one would be a lot more of a challenge than the modest cost of a real click stand. Good luck.
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I would have guessed that the stand me longer than 1 inch more, but now that I think about it, it makes sense.
For sure, I know my stand will not come out as nice. I am just curious. I hate to see something go to waste so these tent poles I have around fueled my curiosity. If it does not work, there is nothing lost.
What are the contact parts on the end made out of?
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I was thinking of doing the same thing as I also have some old tent poles going spare. I haven't given it too much thought yet. Obviously the most difficult bit is the curved bracket that goes against the top tube. I had thought of just putting the end of the pole up under the saddle instead.
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I made one out of some old fibreglass poles (hollow with elastic), as for the size, simply make it to fit your bike after you've decided on how you'll locate the ends.

I have a "Thudbuster" seatpost that has some handy 7mm holes in it, I glued a small bent section of 7mm bar in the top of one pole to locate in any of those holes. The other pole simply has the standard stepped metal end on it, OK for hardstanding but I need to make a base to spread the weight for softer ground.

You could use some kind of "Y" piece for the top (fishing rod rest?), anyway you should have plenty for trail & error, I ended up with about 10 rods from that old tent!
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The part that contacts the bike needs to be soft enough not to scratch the paint, strong enough not to bend, and tacky enough not to slide along the top tube (which would let the bike fall). And it needs to be shaped so that it won't slip off the top tube. Some kind of molded hard rubber would probably work. The part that contacts the ground would also need to be designed not to sink excessively into soft ground, nor to slide along hard surfaces such as concrete or asphalt. Again, some kind of hard rubber would probably work.
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I had one, loved it. I lost it in a move, and I have another on order.
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Originally Posted by John Nelson
The part that contacts the bike needs to be soft enough not to scratch the paint, strong enough not to bend, and tacky enough not to slide along the top tube (which would let the bike fall). And it needs to be shaped so that it won't slip off the top tube. Some kind of molded hard rubber would probably work.
The top part does not necessarily have to go on the frame or paintwork, it can also locate on a seat rail, seat tube binder bolt, etc, the possibilities vary depending on the bike.

That's the advantage of making one, it can be better tailored to an individual bike than a bought one.
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The top part does not necessarily have to go on the frame or paintwork, it can also locate on a seat rail, seat tube binder bolt, etc, the possibilities vary depending on the bike.

That's the advantage of making one, it can be better tailored to an individual bike than a bought one.
When you order one, Tom has you measure your bike. It's not a one-size-fits-all thing.
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I just got my new Click-Stand in the mail today. What a beautiful piece of work. I wouldn't even attempt to try to make one myself for what it cost me.

I can hardly wait to see the effect and get the questions when I use it on my next club ride.

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Now that I got it made I thought I would post some pictures of the one I made. As I said before, mine is no professional job and will not be very pretty.

For the top contact piece, I took three nuts and drill pressed the threads out of two of them and half way through the third, to the width of the tent pole. I then welded the 3 nuts together leaving the one with partial threads on top. Then took a bolt and screwed it in. Then welded a piece of curved metal to the top of the bolt. Then grinded off the sharp weld fringes. Then I superglued the pole into the nuts and trehad locked the bolt into the top nut Finished top contact piece show in picture below.

I cut the tent poles down so they folded smaller and retreaded the elastic through the fiberglass.

For the bottom piece I took a female to female garden hose adapter that is hard pastic. Cut it in half and wheel grinded it down to a point for sticking into ground.

To finish it off I took VetWrap and wraped the whole pole so it does not rub against frame.
Picture of the finished clickstand mock up mounted below with double sided velcro strap.

Total price for me was $0 for it was all things I had laying around out of salvage pile. Took about 1 hour to make.
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Just for reference:



$25 to $35.

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Will a Clickstand well support a bike with a Bob trailer?
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Originally Posted by daibutsu
Will a Clickstand well support a bike with a Bob trailer?
Hi daibutsu,

Yes it will.



I know it is not a Bob, but they do work with Bob's.

Sorry, I'm not to advertise here, but he asked.

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say tomn how much would that cost me delivered to my door,i live in ireland.i bought a lightweight stool from the states a few months age ,the postage was twice as much again.do you have the same problems with overseas customers.oh and a nice piece of kit btw.
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Originally Posted by antokelly
say tomn how much would that cost me delivered to my door,i live in ireland.i bought a lightweight stool from the states a few months age ,the postage was twice as much again.do you have the same problems with overseas customers.oh and a nice piece of kit btw.

Hi Antokelly,

US 1st Class shipping is $4. International 1st Class shipping is $9.

Again, sorry, I'm not trying to advertise here.

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thank's for that tom,any other goodies in the makeing.
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Here's my homemade version, only two sections as it goes on my rack, though it's still short enough to go on any frame tube.
Has the added advantage of not falling away from the bike if it's picked up as it locates tightly into any of the holes in my "Thudbuster".
Cost half an hours work.
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