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Can someone recommend an good kick stand for a Big Dummy?

Old 05-30-13, 02:26 PM
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Can someone recommend an good kick stand for a Big Dummy?

The one that came on the bike lasted two years, Iím now having trouble finding one that will hold up. This is an early Green Big Dummy.
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Old 05-30-13, 11:35 PM
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The Xtracycle kickback stand will work with a Big Dummy. It's a wide, beefy double kickstand. I don't have any direct experience to relate about durability as I've only had my xtracycle rig for a couple of months but it looks to me like the stand will last for a long time, with the exception of the spring which is available as a cheap replacement part. The kickback does cost $150 which sounds like a lot of money for a kickstand but when compared to other stands of a similar type is not too badly priced.
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Old 05-31-13, 01:47 PM
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You seek the Rolling Jackass stand. Yes, it is pricey - but it does not interfere with any running boards, wide loaders, or other too-dads you want to slide into the xtracycle compatible side mounting pipes on your big dummy. I picked up a used one years ago and love it to death. http://rollingjackass.com
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Old 06-02-13, 07:34 PM
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I second the rolling jackass, I have one on my Dummy and love it. If your hauling kids or heavy loads it's a necessity. People will ask me about it and I tell them it's my $350 kickstand and worth every penny.
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Old 06-02-13, 11:45 PM
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For what it's worth, I ride with two kids on the bike and the xtracycle kickback stand works just fine. I can see why a dismount might be easier with a stand that can be deployed prior to dismounting but personally I haven't had any problems dismounting. I say this not to start any rivalry - I am sure the RJ is a fine product and worth every penny and if one turned up in the mail I would totally use it - but i suspect that saying it is "a necessity" is an overstatement.
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Old 06-03-13, 07:37 AM
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For me it isn't an overstatement. But I guess it's my perspective. Being a short 115 pound 54 year old woman I need it so I can dismount and mount the bike with out the bike falling over. Had this happen a couple of times before the rolling jackass. I carry really heavy loads. The straw that opened the purse strings on the rolling jackass was one day at the Farmer's Market while swinging my leg over the back of the Dummy I banged my leg on my table that was strapped to the bike, cut it and it hurt like heck. So I'm thinking a woman with kids on the bike having to get on and off with the squirm factor would lead to the bike possibly going over with the kids on it.
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Old 06-03-13, 09:19 PM
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Ah, I see - thanks for sharing your experience, I am new to this cargo bike thing so it's interesting to hear about the problems others have had with it. I'm 5'10 and built my bike around a 16" frame (which would normally be way too small) specifically so I'd have no problems with getting over the top tube - and fortunately that has worked out OK. That strategy does break down for shorter riders, so I can see why for you the jackass would be such a big help.
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Old 06-28-13, 06:33 PM
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Disclaimer: I am very prejudiced. I may also be ignorant as I have not yet pushed my BD to its limits as a cargo bike.
I am a firm believer of not having a kickstand. The first thing that I did was to take it off of my BD when I got it home. As with my 1983 sport, 1984 Grand Touring, 1990 MTB set up for commuting. If you don't have a kickstand, you won't drop the bike due to wind, soft ground or other factors. You will lay it all the way down or lean it against a stable surface. My Sport10 had a Flickstand (past tense, it wore out at 14k miles), my Grand Touring got its Flickstand upon purchase in 1984 (still awesome), my MTB[commuter] got a Flickstand wannabe that wore out after 15 years. Today, the BD and commuter use velcro belts to hold the front wheel against the downtube for stability and it works.
Now, the first time that I whack my knee into a table while mounting the BD, I might think again...
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Old 06-29-13, 09:04 AM
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I'm really happy with the stock kickstand (Esge?)
Unless you have special needs as noted above (kids, rider size, etc.), I don't think that you really need anything more. Every week, I'm loading 70-120 lbs. of groceries onto it without issue. You do need to be careful about balancing the load as it goes on. Personally, I'd just replace it with the same but YMMV.
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I ended up with a Rolling Jackass, not cheap, but it does the job.
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read ths one:

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...=#post14861607
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Originally Posted by salek View Post
Disclaimer: I am very prejudiced. I may also be ignorant as I have not yet pushed my BD to its limits as a cargo bike.
I am a firm believer of not having a kickstand.
Irrational fear of kickstands strikes again. It's a cargo bike. You're supposed to put stuff on it. On both sides of it. Hard to do, if you hae to find a wall, or table to lean it against.
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