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Kickstands and add-ons
 raymondj member offline
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posted 7/11/2019
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It occurred to me that my bike is loaded with nearly every accessory that can be added to a bike. It is not a racing bike by any means, it is a Surly Troll "trekking bike". Probably one of the heaviest bikes on the road, but also one of the most useful and enjoyable bikes that I've owned.

One of my favorite accessories is the kickstand that I bolted to the left rear drop out last year. I went for a 30+ mile ride yesterday, and stopped many times along the way to check my directions, pick and eat blackberries, buy a sandwich, or take a quick break. I didn't have to search for a place to lean the bike against, or worse, leave it on the ground.





The rear dropout had space on it to bolt the kickstand to a solid plate, it is not a "clamp-on" to the chainstay or seat stay. Most bikes sold in the US don't have a bolt on plate for kickstand attachment. Anyone else use a kickstand? I am guessing some recumbent or touring bikes have them.

Other accessories I like are dynamo driven generator lights, full fenders with mud flap, beefy rear pannier rack and a nice sounding copper bell.

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posted 7/11/2019
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I have a kickstand on a couple of my bikes, but not on my road bikes. I also carry a trunk bag on most of my bikes with 2 tubes and a spare tire and miscellaneous items just in case. Additionally, I have video cameras both front facing and rear facing and 3 red rear blinking lights and a front blinking light. I too use a bell that I am surprised that I use so often. People often tell me as I pass that they appreciate it way more than if I just gave them a verbal warning.

I used to have a recumbent bike with a kickstand, but I ended up selling the bike because it was just to heavy at 50 pounds to do any kind of distances on our rolling terrain of more than 25 miles. How much does your Surly weigh?

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posted 7/11/2019
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I have a kickstand on my ebike, because something has to hold it up while installing and removing the battery. All my bikes have front and rear daytime running lights.

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posted 7/11/2019
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I modified my Kona Rove while I was in Frankfurt adding a fat bike, but dynamo generator hub with lights and a kickstand since I was using it as a light touring bike. I already had a rear rack and have had fenders in the past, but not currently. I keep toying with adding a double kickstand to my Surly Pugsley fat bike, but keep wondering if that wouldn't be just one more thing to get caught in vegetation.

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posted 7/11/2019
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I left the clamp-on kickstand on my '80 Soma Cosmopolitan because I set it up as an approximation of a utility bike (not that I've ever used it that way). When I took it to the Tri-States 100 (Dothan, Alabama) this year, I only remembered the kickstand once. The rest of the time, I found places to lean it, because that's what I'm accustomed to.
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posted 7/11/2019
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I have a twin stand on my CoMotion Americano touring bike. It doubles as a work stand when I need to service a wheel or tire. No inverting the bike for such work.

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Funny to see this post. I just got around to ordering a kickstand for my RANS Rocket. If I had my druthers, I'd have bought an axle mounted rear ks, but with a skewer axle, it's not the right fit. I am waiting for one of the rear stay clamp on models to arrive any day. With seat stays, fender stays and a rear hitch for a trailer, I don't see how the screw in stand like you have would fit. My primary uses for the stand will be parking the bike while I activate ped signals at intersections, since traffic departments won't boost ground loop signals for bikes : insert extreme angry emoji: and keeping my bike up when I load and unload my disabled dog in his trailer for rides.

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Added a kickstand to my Trek 7200 hybrid, when I bought it in 2009. It's my commuter and errand bike. The bike is quite heavy, about 50 pounds stripped and probably 60 pounds with all my bags, lights, etc. I may need to replace it soon, as my knees are having a difficult time climbing up to my second floor apartment.

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posted 7/11/2019
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Added a kickstand to my Trek 7200 hybrid, when I bought it in 2009. It's my commuter and errand bike. The bike is quite heavy, about 50 pounds stripped and probably 60 pounds with all my bags, lights, etc. I may need to replace it soon, as my knees are having a difficult time climbing up to my second floor apartment.
-- posted by Yukonpaul
Wait-a-minute, every time you ride, you carry a bike down a flight of stairs and then back up after the ride? I commend your commitment.

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posted 7/12/2019
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With seat stays, fender stays and a rear hitch for a trailer, I don't see how the screw in stand like you have would fit.
-- posted by LeoH


Yes, I was surprised too. The Surly Troll has the most elaborate rear dropout I have ever seen. The hub is mounted horizontally from the back. It will work for single speed, internal gear hubs or regular cassette hubs. The right side has a threaded derailleur hanger, and threaded attachment points for a rear rack, fender stays, a 10 mm trailer hitch bolt, and one more for who knows what. The left is more elaborate. It has threaded attachments for the rear disc brake, rear rack, fender stays, trailer hitch, and one more for good luck.

On the left side, I noticed a horizontal 25mm wide slot below the disc brake, needed to secure something for a Rohloff 14 speed internal gear hub. Since I have a plain old Shimano XT rear derailleur, that horizontal slot was just collecting dust (literally). Last year I bought a kickstand here in Germany with 19mm wide mounting holes, and two stainless 6 mm hex bolts and lock nuts. It fit with little room to spare, but it was just what I wanted and works well.

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posted 7/12/2019
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+1 Raymondj
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