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    i have 14 kickstands now.

    everytime somebody brings their bike to my house to have me fix it, tune it, or whatever, the first thing i do is rip off the kickstand. i have a nice collection now haha.. just threw another one into the pile today. anyone else collect kickstands like animal heads?

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    hey, ou2mame, id love to see a pick of your bike with all 14 on it lol, you could start a new trend.
    i dont know why they even put em on bikes these days, maybe ok on the cruizers or chicks rigs, i wonder if anybody has any ideas what else a kick stand could be used for ??

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    a mate of mine thinks they're cool! :-(

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    Kick stands are pretty practical if you live in a country where a lot of people use bikes. There just isn't enough free wall space at the local grocery shop to find a spot to lean against when there's regularly 50+ bikes outside. A decent store will supply a bike rack outside, but again, limited number of spots and people push and shove which often result in the wheel being bent sideways. A kick stand just comes in handy when using a bike for commuting, shopping, picking up the kids etc..

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    I wouldn't put a kickstand on my MTB, cyclocross or nice road bike, but kick stands are awesome for putt-around bikes. I have one on my beach cruiser, and my utility bike (commuter bike).

    When my wife got her hybrid, I was doing a once over and told her I was going to remove her ugly kickstand. She says, "NO! Leave it on there; I like it" So I was, like =

    We went on a leisure ride and stopped. While I was leaning my nice steel Surly Pacer against a scratchy tree or laying it down on the ground (tearing up my bar tape), she popped the kickstand and parked.

    Kickstands work very well for the appropriate application. I think center stands are perfect for touring bikes or anything else with luggage. On my commuter/utility bike, I sought out a kickstand and cut it down so my bike would lean perfectly. I love having the convenience of being able to park my bike anywhere.

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    I have a drawer full of wheel reflectors that I have removed from peoples bikes........

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    Everyone I know who does tour likes kick stands. I think the trick is they have to be non-garbage kick stands. Those mild steel ones with no foot and a crappy pivot/retaining thingy are garbage and will sometimes deploy on their own, especially on bikes ridden off-road.
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    I thought this was going to be a cool cruiser thread

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    lol i meant from mountain bikes, ridden by people who only ride trails. i see the purpose for something you ride into town, but the bikes that i automatically take them off of are primarily trail bikes. i saw my friend in high school take a fall and get the kickstand stuck in her leg... that was crazy... but yeah i take them off. maybe i can sell them on craigslist haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChapmanMTB27 View Post
    I thought this was going to be a cool cruiser thread.
    Yeah buddy. 31.5" wide motorcycle handlebar, Deore V-Brake, micro gearing, kickstand.

    i have 14 kickstands now.-cruiser.jpg

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    i don't feel like laying my bike on the ground. i like it too much to treat it like that. i guess if it was really cruddy, i could see laying it on the ground, but even then, i like to take good care of my stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill in Houston View Post
    i don't feel like laying my bike on the ground. i like it too much to treat it like that. i guess if it was really cruddy, i could see laying it on the ground, but even then, i like to take good care of my stuff.
    let's see it.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by d365 View Post
    let's see it.....
    I'm sure it's less expensive than yours.

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    whats a kickstand?
    2013 Specialized P 26 AM green/purple. Nuff said

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    This doesn't happen on a bike but I have seen a guy or two ride off on a motorcycle with the kickstand down. Doh! It doesn't end well.
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    Do Harley riders ever have this discussion? Or is it unique to pedal bikes?


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    I'd sure hope you had the owners okay before taking off someone's kickstand. I'd be pissed if someone took it upon themselves to do it on there own. That said, I don't have one on my road bike which makes it a pain to lock up at the college. It's much easier with the MTB because I don't have to use the rack to hold it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonathanGennick View Post
    Do Harley riders ever have this discussion? Or is it unique to pedal bikes?


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    Nope, try laying over a 700# bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone's L'axeman View Post
    hey, ou2mame, id love to see a pick of your bike with all 14 on it lol, you could start a new trend.
    i dont know why they even put em on bikes these days, maybe ok on the cruizers or chicks rigs, i wonder if anybody has any ideas what else a kick stand could be used for ??
    they are designed for your bike to lean against, this function bypasses the need to use your wheel or handlebar against something, they also can be used to skewer your buddies foot so that you may be a bit faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    Yeah buddy. 31.5" wide motorcycle handlebar, Deore V-Brake, micro gearing, kickstand.
    What gears you runnin on that thing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GiantMountainTroll View Post
    whats a kickstand?
    This is a kickstand!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naturally Aspirated View Post
    This is a kickstand!

    no, thats a slingshot
    2013 Specialized P 26 AM green/purple. Nuff said

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChapmanMTB27 View Post
    What gears you runnin on that thing?
    32x13. A little bigger gear inches than the average 42x18 which comes stock on most cruisers

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    I like the forked stick kickstand, do you carry it withy you or find another everytime you stop?

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