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    Kickstands?

    So I did my part to stimulate the economy and bought a new bike. A flat bar commuter road bike sorta thing for cruising around town, running errands and stuff. It came with a kickstand on it. I haven't had one on a bike since I was about 8. It's kinda practical - I don't have to lay my bike in the dirt. But for some reason it just doesn't feel right. Is it ok if you are below or above a certain age? What about if I put some panniers on to carry groceries? Thoughts?
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    My townie has a 2 legged kickstand and its crucial. Panniers, bike racks, garage. All of it. A must have

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmmm...pow! View Post
    So I did my part to stimulate the economy and bought a new bike. A flat bar commuter road bike sorta thing for cruising around town, running errands and stuff. It came with a kickstand on it. I haven't had one on a bike since I was about 8. It's kinda practical - I don't have to lay my bike in the dirt. But for some reason it just doesn't feel right. Is it ok if you are below or above a certain age? What about if I put some panniers on to carry groceries? Thoughts?
    Got one on my toruing bike, pretty handy if you got a loaded bike

    but any way you cut it yer gona look like a fucking geek

    now all you need is the little mirror on yer helmet
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    Are there carbonz kick stands? Maybe something blingy from Crank Brothers. I’m sure they could fuck up the engineering on a kickstand.

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    https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5020-6...CABEgLJbPD_BwE

    IME the kickstands like this one ^^ that bolt between the chainstay/seatstay near the back axle work pretty well



    Making a parking brake is a good idea to help stabilize a parked bike, get an old tube, cut a couple of 3/8" wide rings off it, loop them thru each other to make a chain, put one end on the end of the handle bar and leave it there

    when you park the bike loop the free end of the rubber ring around the brake lever to put the brakes on and your bike won't move
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    A kickstand is perfectly acceptable on anything but a mountain bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TahoeJ View Post
    A kickstand is perfectly acceptable on anything but a mountain bike.
    On tricycles?
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    if you have to resort to taking advice from the nitwits on this forum, then you're doomed.

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    on a Pinerello Dogma ?
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    Speaking of kickstands, I have a e-bike with no kickstand mount. I need one of the rear chainstay / seatstay combo ones. Anyone know a good one? It needs to hold ~50-60lbs.

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    Kickstand goes well with stylish reflectors


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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chupacabra View Post
    On tricycles?
    Touche!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thejongiest View Post
    Speaking of kickstands, I have a e-bike with no kickstand mount. I need one of the rear chainstay / seatstay combo ones. Anyone know a good one? It needs to hold ~50-60lbs.
    IME those stands are designed to handle 30lbs so using a kickstand on a loaded touring bike 50-60 lbs was enough weight to break those kickstands

    so when you find one that works buy a spare
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    Quote Originally Posted by TahoeJ View Post
    A kickstand is perfectly acceptable on anything but a mountain bike.
    Um...no. Not on a good road bike.....ever. I have yet to see a kickstand in Le Tour de France.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoldMember View Post
    Um...no. Not on a good road bike.....ever. I have yet to see a kickstand in Le Tour de France.
    Yeah, I suppose so. Not my cup of tea so...

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    Quote Originally Posted by frorider View Post
    Are there carbonz kick stands? Maybe something blingy from Crank Brothers. Im sure they could fuck up the engineering on a kickstand.
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    Yes or no, depends.


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