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Offline Badger

Kick Stands
« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2007, 06:05:56 pm »
I have had a kick stand on and off my 2001 t2000 Cannondale and have never notice any problem with the frame.  I have always mounted on the bridge that was mentioned.  I'll probably continue doing so.


Offline nobachi2000

Re: Kick Stands
« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2009, 12:53:16 am »
Interesting.
One pedal at a time

Offline nobachi2000

Re: Kick Stands
« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2009, 01:00:40 am »
Is there another type of kickstand that I can put on my GT Outpost 24 speed with disk brakes. My lower axel bar is smaller where the disk brake is located and increases in size toward the pedal.  When I moved it away from the rear axel I hit the kickstand with my heel.
One pedal at a time

Offline Tourista829

Re: Kick Stands
« Reply #18 on: October 17, 2009, 02:20:36 am »
I would think by now you have a kickstand. I use a two legged Pletsher on my touring bike. I like it because it is very stable with either panniers or my trailer. The key to any kick stand is a $.75 cent rubber tip. I use two and they keep the bike stable and prevent slipping on hills. I keep a couple of spares with me, for when they wear out. Best $1.50 I have ever spent.

Offline dwnptrl_777

Re: Kick Stands
« Reply #19 on: November 22, 2009, 12:04:13 pm »
I have a Hebie 2-legged kickstand for my LHT. Steel version. I installed it and it worked great. A couple weeks later Surly posted a blog entry warning against crushing the chainstays with aftermarket kickstands that clamp to the stays.

I love my LHT—and it needs to take me 'cross the US next summer, so, out of paranoia, I decided to not use the Hebie on  my LHT.

One fine, overbuilt (but wonderfully simple) Hebie kickstand for sale if anyone's interested. BTW, they're hard if not impossible to get in the US. I had to ship this from SJS Cycles in the UK.


Offline briwasson

Re: Kick Stands
« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2010, 01:50:01 pm »
I use the Esge twin-legged kickstand on both my tandem and triplet, and they have held up well even under heavy touring loads (i.e., weight of a tandem + panniers and stuff). I think they are indispensable. Another really nice aspect of using one is it serves as a built-in workstand, allowing you to adjust the drivetrain, rear brake, etc., very easily.

I think the Hebie (sp?) two-legged stands are heavier than the Esge, BTW.

I once bought a new Esge stand and cut it down. I measured at least three times and cut it carefully. Don't know how I screwed up, but it ended up way too short. So, be careful! The old "measure twice, cut once" concept failed me on that one.

For those traveling to Europe, Esge two-legged stands can be had for about 25 euros, at least in German bike shops. In the USA they go for $45+ (which is about right, given the exchange rate).

On my tandem I had Stephen Bilenky weld a custom kickstand bracket behind the BB for the Esge. Well worth the $100 or so he charged. I'm going to have him do it for my new triplet, too. On my Cannondale single touring bike I use the area behind the BB to mount the kickstand. It looks to me like it was designed for mounting a kickstands (a big flat area with a hole in the middle), so I'm surprised they warn against it. Most of their hybrid/trekking bikes sold in Europe come with kickstands.

Offline Tourista829

Re: Kick Stands
« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2010, 07:45:13 pm »
dwnptrl_777, if still available, I may be interested in the Hebie. LOL How much do you want for it? Pls advise. Thanks Bob

Offline mucknort

Re: Kick Stands
« Reply #22 on: January 18, 2010, 12:07:11 pm »
Check out this foldable kickstand: http://www.click-stand.com.

Jeepers, all the above posters seemed to have skipped right over this post and went on to discussing rear mount, twin-legged, hacksawing, etc. I guess "driftlessregion" didn't post with enough hype, so I will. I just bought one and it is terrific. Super stable (because it connects with the top tube and makes your bike into a tripod), very light, holds a fully loaded bike and/or bike with trailer rock solid, reasonably priced (starts at $25 before options). I highly recommend it!

Clickstand http://www.click-stand.com
« Last Edit: January 18, 2010, 12:09:17 pm by mucknort »

Offline dwnptrl_777

Re: Kick Stands
« Reply #23 on: January 24, 2010, 07:11:03 pm »
Do we have to manually subscribe to topics in which we post? If so, a little frustrating.  >:(

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Anyway, sorry for the delayed response (due to above issue), but I've sold the Hebie.