I bought this kickstand, but it has grooves in the top that the instructions said should slot into the "stand plate" on the frame.

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My frame looks like this: doesn't seem to have a plate of any kind, and the chainstays don’t fit into the grooves on the kickstand.

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So is this kickstand a weird one that needs some kind of plate, or are all centre kickstands like this? If so, how do I fit one to my frame - can I buy a separate base plate? This was the only thing I could find like that..

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  • There are a half-dozen different schemes for mounting kickstands (even limiting the discussion to bikes which are designed to accept kickstands). You may simply have the wrong kickstand. At the very least you're apt to need a longer bolt. – Daniel R Hicks Oct 28 '19 at 11:57
  • Even if you have got a plate bridging the chainstays, instead of the tube on your frame, it doesn't necessarily have anything to engage the grooves. Some double kickstands have a top plate, that would help you, but you have to be really careful not to do the bolt up too tight – Chris H Oct 28 '19 at 14:16
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    Probably you already did get it, but the separate base plate has to be used together with this. Also use Loctite, better a stronger version. Because those things tend to get loose. And using a piece of old tube between the frame and the plates might help to spread the pressure and protect the paint. – tobltobs Oct 28 '19 at 21:20

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