I'm looking for the vocabulary to describe a kind of kickstand that seems pretty much unheard-of where I live. I've seen them particularly on Japanese utility/commuter bikes. The key features are:
- Mounts on the rear fork-end (so it sits clear of the pedals in either raised or lowered position)
- Integrated locking to prevent raising/lowering it by accidental contact
- Double-legged design with the legs joined together at the ground contact area, making a single seamless piece like a large U
- When lowered, lifts the rear wheel off the ground entirely
The Wikipedia page on kickstands includes one photo with an example from a Japanese bike:
Since that image is rather small, here's something similar being sold on Amazon:
From https://www.amazon.com/Fenix-Traditional-Kickstand-Springs-FX-11A/dp/B078NQCTP2/ (That page describes it as a "traditional bike kickstand," which is clearly not true since nobody around here has ever seen one!)
Ultimately I'd like to figure out a way to mount a kickstand in this style on my own bike--which may not be possible given the dropout geometry and width of the derailleur--but I'll ask about that in a separate question; for this question I'm just looking for the right vocabulary to ask about such a thing.
How would you explain this so that someone at a bike shop would know what you were talking about without seeing it?