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Offline Ty0604

Click-Stand
« on: August 16, 2022, 06:30:06 pm »
Earlier this year I became the owner of a Click-Stand. I’d seen a lot of post about them on various forums but was hesitant. Had always used a road sign, tree, fence post etc to lean my bike up. One day my bike slid down a road sign and tore a nasty gash in the paint.

I have to say that the Click-Stand is one of my favorite bike gadgets now! I wouldn’t leave home without it. Click-Stand is a “one man show” as owner Tom Norstant states on his website. We chatted a bit over email and am happy to support his small business and recommend him to others.

http://www.click-stand.com/

Also, if you’re in the USA, they’re made and shipped from Aberdeen, Washington. Had mine in less than a week.

(I’m not affiliated with nor did I receive any kickbacks for this or any other review)
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Offline John Nettles

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Re: Click-Stand
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2022, 07:16:02 pm »
I have a friend I tour with that loves his. The only reason I don't is that by the time he has his out, fitted, adjusted, and the brake loops on, I have already gone inside and almost finished what I need to do.  Granted, my bikes definitely are not in show room condition because the do indeed fall over occasionally, etc.   Glad you like yours.
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Offline Ty0604

Re: Click-Stand
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2022, 07:50:45 pm »
It did take some getting use to! I use a single Velcro strap and have it attached to the bottom of my top tube. I’ve found that a single brake loop on the front brakes stops the bike from going anywhere.
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Offline John Nettles

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Re: Click-Stand
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2022, 09:29:27 pm »
Oh my buddy is very thorough. He has the little plastic mount, does both brake loops, tilts the bike just right, etc.  I actually have one too but I am just too lazy when I can lean it up.  Those scratches are just the bike's battle scars. :)

Offline HikeBikeCook

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Re: Click-Stand
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2022, 10:57:04 am »
I have one and use it when no other options are around. Mine sits in the top of my Ortlieb handlebar bag so it is quick to get out - but no as quick as leaning against a wall. The brake loops are handy, I use mostly the front. I did have an issue with a dragging front brake on my last trip so I had backed off on the brake adjustment. I latter discovered my pannier was hitting the bake on bumpy surfaces - we were on the C&O. I finally reversed the hook on the pannier, which fixed the brake problem. While that may seem like an unrelated tangent, during that period I used the brake loop on the front brake and had to fiddle a little to get it to hold, but then rode on with the brakes partially locked. With a loaded bike on a gravel path it takes a while to realize you have some extra drag  :D. Anyway, you need to get the brake loops adjusted properly. I think I would add those little bungy cord brake loops to any bike just for the convivence, even when leaning a bike to not have the front wheel walk out from under the bike.
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Offline wildtoad

Re: Click-Stand
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2022, 07:29:17 pm »
I’ve had my Click stand for about 10 years now and it’s been great. Indispensable. Same one works on my touring bike and hardtail. Now, I don’t need to use it all the time as I can often lean the bike up against picnic tables, fences, solid walls etc. But when those conveniences are lacking, the Click stand is awesome.
The elastic brake bands do wear over time and should be refreshed periodically.

Offline John Nelson

Re: Click-Stand
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2022, 07:53:43 pm »
My favorite thing about the Click-Stand is that it gives me access to all four panniers at the same time.

Offline Ty0604

Re: Click-Stand
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2022, 07:02:59 am »
The elastic brake bands do wear over time and should be refreshed periodically.

Good to know, thanks! I do spend most of my time in Colorado where anything elastic dries out pretty quick.

I do lean my bike up against walls etc unless I need to get into both of my panniers. As John said it’s nice having access to them at the same time.
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