Questions tagged [kickstand]

A kickstand is a device on a bicycle or motorcycle that allows the bike to be kept upright without leaning against another object or the aid of a person.

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How to adjust length of my bicycle kickstand?

I have a bike kickstand and would like to adjust its length. With its current length the bike is easy to fall over, onto the side of the kickstand. Unfortunately I have not figured out how to lengthen ...
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Rear bike stand: 2 points of contact vs 1

When choosing a rear bike stand, does it make any difference that it clamps to 1 or 2 tubes of the chassis? My bike is sometimes parked with rear paniers.
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Can you put a kickstand on the righthand side?

Kickstands are always on the left, likely because gears occupy the righthand side. Has anyone had success with installing a kickstand on the right side? After using my left-side pannier routinely ...
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Sheared off kickstand bolts. Repair shop recommends drilling the chainstay, should I try the bolt extractor first?

Both bolts holding my kickstand suddenly broke off (or maybe one did first a day earlier and I overlooked). It is the aluminum frame after 6000 km. How to repair this? Is drilling and then re-...
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Adding kickstand to mt-100 iron horse bike [duplicate]

It seems that my bike has a tube where I would expect to mount a kickstand. This tube has a horizontal hole in it. Do I need some special kickstand?
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Is there an easily recognized name for this kind of kickstand?

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: ...
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What kind of kickstand mount is this?

Which kickstands fit this bike? The old kickstand had 6mm bolts spaced 18mm apart, so I bought a "KSA18" kickstand, but it didn't fit. The KSA18 stand extended further than 9mm and had a ...
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Can my bike support a kickstand?

I recently purchased a 2015 Salsa Vaya 3 and am mostly using it for commuting. I can't seem to find any reliable source of information that explicitly says if I can or cannot support a kickstand. ...
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Tandem bipod stand

We recently got a Simmonsohn Trohnheim tandem bike. I want to add a bipod kickstand to it, but I am unsure where it must go: the front or rear crank hub? Also, can anyone recommend sturdy bipod ...
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Welding a centre kickstand plate to 4130 steel frame?

Hopefully a simple question (?!). I'm wondering if you could help me with a simple answer. I have a 30 year old UNIVEGA tandem frame that my family and I love to ride. The problem is, with a baby-seat ...
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Can I fit a kickstand to my bottom bracket?

I'd like to fit a central kickstand to my Boardman Urb, and I wonder if I can use a threaded opening in my bottom bracket for that. If it sounds like a bad idea, then what could be the purpose of this ...
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How to fix a kickstand that slide?

This is the kickstand of my folding bike, and since the day I bought it, the kickstand just don't stay in place. It move around the bolt a tiny little bit, and from time to time it touches the crank ...
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How to mount central (two-legged) kickstand on normal bike frame

I bought this kickstand, but it has grooves in the top that the instructions said should slot into the "stand plate" on the frame. My frame looks like this: doesn't seem to have a plate of any kind, ...
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How to mount a kickstand on a bike with no kickstand mounts?

I have several bikes. Unfortunately, many of them lack the all-important kickstand mount which makes the bikes practically unusable for everyday tasks unless there's some possibility of mounting a ...
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How to remove old kickstand

I'm trying to cannibalize an old bike but am having trouble removing the kickstand: I've tried screwing the bolt counter-clockwise†, which indeed made it looser, but it's not getting loose enough to ...
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Back wheel continuously coming loose

I’m a total amateur when it comes to biking... I recently purchased a new Bergamont Summerville N7 and took it out today for the first time longer than an hour (I’ve had it a week and been to the ...
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Silent kick stand? How to?

Is there any way to make a kick stand silent during riding on uneven, stone roads and paths? I am actually refering to the "cube kick stand" for the "cube acid, kick stand ready, 2017" mtbike.
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How to find a replacement and replace a broken kickstand?

My bike came with a kickstand, but today after a ride I noticed part of it had fallen off somewhere, as shown in the picture below: It used to look like this: As I don't have the part of kickstand ...
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Stop Kickstand on Plate Shifting into Crank Arm

I just installed this kickstand on a bicycle with a kickstand plate. The kickstand plate has raised edges at the sides, but the mounting part of the kickstand is a bit smaller. As a result, the ...
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Is a spacer needed for the drive-side when installing a bottom bracket kickstand on the NDS?

I saw this kickstand on eBay: It mounts on the bottom bracket. When installing this, should a spacer also be installed on the other side of the bottom bracket? Right now, my crankset is a Shimano ...
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How to prevent my bike from tipping over when using just one pannier?

I often carry gear in a pannier on my bike rack, as in the photo below (not my bike, but same pannier design. My actual bike frame is very different; I'll upload my own picture tomrrow): I have two ...
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Kickstands "designed for steel frame"

While looking for a rear kickstand, I came across one which says "designed for steel frames". Besides carbon frame which I am pretty sure cannot be "squeezed", is there a real difference among steel ...
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A kickstand has killed my touring bike. Am I wrong?

While I was cycletouring in the Nederlands last year I had someone in a bike shop install a new kickstand, longer, stronger and more effective than the previous one. He didn't put anything at all ...
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How to remove this kickstand without destroying anything?

I have a 70's Schwinn Collegiate. It has kickstand that's welded to the frame. How can I remove this kickstand from the housing? Looking at the bottom, I can't tell if this pin needs to be pushed in ...
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Durability of Seat and Chain Stays on steel frame touring bike

I've been toying with the idea of mounting a dynamo on my REI touring bike. Model is ADV1.1 and it has a steel frame. Dynamo attaches by a mechanism that clamps onto a seat stay and tightens with two ...
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Rear bike stand attached to the axle bolt: safe?

Searching online I have found the following rear stand: It is attached to the frame via the rear axle bolt (see the hole). Considering that I often use rear panniers on my bike, would this exert ...
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Method to detach a kickstand bracket stuck to bike frame?

I installed a third-party kickstand on my bike when I first got it. It's seen lots of riding, rain and now a winter. I upgraded to a dual-leg kickstand for better balance when loaded down with ...
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Is it useful to design a pedal with kickstand? [closed]

i am working on a project, trying to combine a pedal and kickstand. It can provide temporary balance for the bike, and to take better bike photo easily. Do you think you ever need such a product? ...
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What kinds of kickstands are good for touring?

I am using a sturdy 2nd-hand-bought diamond-framed Crescent Sport bike which I like to use for random touring. I have seen a cyclocrosser using the kickstand to spin the pedals while cleaning and ...
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Which kickstand to choose?

I need to replace my kickstand because it broke, so I need tips like is there any strategy on how to choose and install that part? Do they all fit into that hole where they need to be attached, or are ...
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Kick-stand on a commuter bike?

If I get this commuter bike, should it have a kick-stand? One LBS said "no": they explained that stands are difficult to attach, weigh a bit, don't stay on well, and/or scratch the frame. I've never ...
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How to select double leg kickstand

I have to park my bicycle, leaning it against a low metal fence. Unfortunately the frame of the bike gets scratched. Though I try to protect it by wrapping it with polyethylene, some parts are still ...
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Where should I install the kickstand?

I am newbie for cycling. I plan to install a kickstand. But where should I install it? In the center of the bike or on the back side? I don't know the technical terms, so you may get my question from ...
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Centermounted kickstand on touring cyclocross

I just got a new bicycle (cyclocross meant for touring) and a center-mounted kickstand (Pletscher Twin), but it seems it won't fit with the standard mounts. Is this a common issue, and do I have to ...
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Kickstands and mountain bikes

Why is it that many people often recommend against using kickstands on mountain bikes? Does it have something to do with offroad riding (perhaps something could get caught there?), or are kickstands a ...
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Kickstand compatible with 2011 TREK Utopia

Will a kickstand fit on a 2011 Trek Utopia? I'm told the standard that bolts in near the front gear won't fit and I read that the one that mounts near the rear axle won't work with disc brakes.
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What should I use to lubricate my kickstand?

The kickstand that came with my bike is rusty and is difficult to adjust. What should I use for lubrication?