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Can my bike support a kickstand?

There are at least four different places you can mount a kickstand. From left to right: Orange arrow: Rear axle kickstand. These come in one-sided and two-sided varieties. The one sided are not that ...
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A kickstand has killed my touring bike. Am I wrong?

The specific points of damage I'd really be worried about are the hard edged dents near the junction with the bottom bracket shell lugs (red rectangle in pic below). I think there is a high ...
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Sheared off kickstand bolts. Repair shop recommends drilling the chainstay, should I try the bolt extractor first?

You'll only have one shot at this repair and have to do it right, twice in a row. As such I see two "safe" options. Send the frame to a bike shop or someone handy with tools who has done ...
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Rear bike stand attached to the axle bolt: safe?

They're totally fine because you only use the stand when the bike is stationary. That way the stand only exerts a force on the bike when its stopped and parked. There are possible issues: If the ...
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Sheared off kickstand bolts. Repair shop recommends drilling the chainstay, should I try the bolt extractor first?

With the heads gone it's likely there is no thread preload. There can still be significant friction to overcome from either loctite or other issues with the threads. Cutting a screwdriver slot in with ...
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How to mount a kickstand on a bike with no kickstand mounts?

There are several ways to mount a kickstand on a frame lacking mounts: Many aluminum frames: Aluminum bikes tend to have oval chainstays: in the vertical direction, the chainstay has a larger ...
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How to mount a kickstand on a bike with no kickstand mounts?

Kickstands historically mount to the underside of both chainstays, just aft of the bottom bracket. Many bike frames incorporate a stiffener plate here, with a large bolthole for a stand. You do not ...
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Rear bike stand: 2 points of contact vs 1

A single-tube clamp has to be fairly tight to prevent rotation, especially if the bike is heavily/unevenly loaded. A double-tube clamp doesn't have to be as tight. Whether this is enough to allow ...
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How to adjust length of my bicycle kickstand?

Start by spraying some penetrating oil on that rusty bolt in the second picture. This will help with turning the bolt while not stripping it or munching the head. Leave it for 5 mins to soak in. ...
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Is a spacer needed for the drive-side when installing a bottom bracket kickstand on the NDS?

These are intended to clamp around the cup itself. Spindles have essentially zero spline engagement to lose. You can't really put spacers under road outboard BB cups.
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Method to detach a kickstand bracket stuck to bike frame?

Why bother being nice to it? Noone likes those kickstands, they are soon removed from most bikes. And many cyclists have one or more in their spares boxes! Please have a good look for a second bolt ...
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Kickstands "designed for steel frame"

It's easy to design a rear kickstand for a standard steel bicycle since all you need is a strong clamp on one of the chainstays. For carbon, the clamping mechanism has to be designed carefully ...
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Stop Kickstand on Plate Shifting into Crank Arm

Kickstands are fiddly, and things tend to move unless really locked off. It's possible the bolt is loosening and the plate movement is the first symptom of loosening. To stop my bolt loosening, after ...
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How to mount central (two-legged) kickstand on normal bike frame

The groves are for any cables that are routed under the stays. Your kickstand should have come with a counter plate - B in the picture below Your kickstand is slightly different but the mounting ...
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Silent kick stand? How to?

Presumably this is the stand you have: https://www.cube.eu/en/equipment/components/kickstands/product/cube-kickstand-cubestand-cmpt-black/ You need to determine what part of the kickstand is loose ...
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Tandem bipod stand

Usually they go to the rear of the rear crank. On the chain stays in front of the rear wheel - if there is room. One example of a twin stand is the Pletscher Twin Not a recommendation - just one ...
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Welding a centre kickstand plate to 4130 steel frame?

It's not clear whether you've yet tried using a double-legged kickstand, i.e. the ESGE/Pletscher one. That's the natural solution for an application like this. That can work with or without a plate, ...
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How to fix a kickstand that slide?

Your frame came kickstand ready. The bracket and hole are part of the frame. On your installation it appears they installed the top plate for a frame that is not kickstand ready. Not only did they use ...
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Is there an easily recognized name for this kind of kickstand?

I saw the term drop stand or dropstand being used on quite a few websites to describe this kind of kickstand. Nothing official but still.
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Adding kickstand to mt-100 iron horse bike

There are several types of kickstand you can install. Here are just two options. A style similar to the one you have in mind will mount in front of the tube you mention. There are also styles that ...
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Can I fit a kickstand to my bottom bracket?

One bolt of that size wouldn't be enough for a kickstand. And, it would have to be a proprietary one and Boardman doesn't say anything about it on their site or product description for the bike. So I ...
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Durability of Seat and Chain Stays on steel frame touring bike

Situations when the weight of whole bike + cargo (+ maybe a rider?) is concentrated on a small patch of kickstand's clamp and when a small dynamo clamps the same seatstay are really incomparable. In ...
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How to remove this kickstand without destroying anything?

The pin needs to be pulled out. You can remove it using a wrench inserted in the kickstand for leverage to push the ring and that will loosen up the pin. If you need a visual, see this video. Hope ...
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Can my bike support a kickstand?

There are a wide variety of kickstands available, my guess is you would likely be able to find one that would fit. If the frame doesn't have a crossbar and hole behind the bottom bracket for a center ...
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Is there an easily recognized name for this kind of kickstand?

Double-sided kickstand twin leg kickstand dual leg kickstand double leg kickstand or similar words. There are also units that fit to the front of the chainstay as well. These generally lift the ...
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Kickstands "designed for steel frame"

I contacted the dealer, asking the same question: what is so special about steel frames, and can it be used on aluminium frame? The answer I got was: since steel frames are normally heavier than ...
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How to find a replacement and replace a broken kickstand?

Managed to find replacement kickstand that would fit my bike. In my case it was Ursus rear kickstand with 18mm fixing plate (there are also ones with 40mm fixing plate). Very simple to install with ...
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How to mount a kickstand on a bike with no kickstand mounts?

It would help to know something about your bike. On low-end steel framed bikes the two most common mountings are using the kickstand plate welded between the chainstays, and, where that is absent, ...
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Welding a centre kickstand plate to 4130 steel frame?

I would contact a framebuilder about this. The bottom bracket is a highly stressed area, and excessive heat will weaken it. I've seen custom tandems with a threaded insert in the middle of the "...
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How to fix a kickstand that slide?

What you need is a locknut. It has a rubber ring on the side facing the screw end, and that rubber ring prevents it from getting loose. Take your screw to your local hardware store in case you do not ...
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