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Offline TwoWheeledExplorer

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Safari Kick Stand
« on: April 23, 2009, 12:19:37 am »
Anybody know of a rear-mount kickstand that will work on a '06 Novara Safari? They have this funny little strut bar that keeps the Greenfield rear-mount from fitting.

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Hans
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Re: Safari Kick Stand
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2009, 02:08:46 pm »
You've got some pretty big tubes with that bike, and the disc brakes don't make matters any easier.  Try giving the click-stand a look.  It doesn't attach to your bike, but it's very light and portable, and will support just about any bike. 

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

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Re: Safari Kick Stand
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2009, 09:28:17 pm »
I added a Swiss made ESGE double kickstand and like it a lot.  It is very much like a light motorcycles stand.
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Re: Safari Kick Stand
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2010, 03:25:48 pm »
I bought and installed a Pleischer double-leg kickstand from Cyclo-Camping. Works, great, but seems to work itself loose from time to time. If I can work that out, I will be very pleased with the unit.

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Offline pptouring

Re: Safari Kick Stand
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2010, 07:59:37 pm »
... Works, great, but seems to work itself loose from time to time. If I can work that out, I will be very pleased with the unit.

Ride safe,
Hans

Exactly! We couldn't keep ours tight either, so we moved on to the Greenfield Rear Stand and Tubus Low Rider Stand combination.

Here are a couple pics.
http://www.adventurecycling.org/forums/index.php?topic=7106.15

Offline Tourista829

Re: Safari Kick Stand
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2010, 10:04:38 pm »
Click stand? Another possible option.

Offline mu2flyer

Re: Safari Kick Stand
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2010, 10:49:29 am »
I use the Pletscher dual kickstand and find it to be handy if installed and used properly. I wrapped heavy duty thick plumber’s pipe wrap around the attachment points on the bike first. It’s like electrical tape only thicker and wider. This will keep the frame from scratching. At the beginning keep a big Allen wrench with you and continue to tighten until it stops moving. You’ll find as you use it, it loosens but it’s just settling in and eventually finds its final tightened position. When using the kickstand while loaded I Velcro the front wheel to the frame to keep  the front wheel from turning one way or the other changing the balance and causing the bike to fall over. It’s a clever design but it would be nice if it had a wider stance when deployed. That being said, I’m glad I purchased it.