Kick stand?

Discussion in 'Road Bikes' started by Mike1jw, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. Mike1jw

    Mike1jw Member

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    I'm probably going to be laughed right out of this forum for asking this but,
    if you dont use a kick stand on your road bike what do you do, lay the bike on the ground?
     
  2. tajcrews

    tajcrews New Member

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    Lean it against something or hang it on a rack maybe.
     

  3. Mike1jw

    Mike1jw Member

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    you mean when your out on a ride?
     
  4. mtndoc

    mtndoc New Member

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    I put one on my hybrid, will put one on my road bike when I get one, don't care if people laugh, the added weight will be made up with fewer dings and dents....go ahead and laugh people:D

    Just remember, I'm an old guy...

    DrB
     
  5. cubie

    cubie New Member

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    if theres two or more of you could lean your bikes against each others seen it done .....:thumbsup:
     
  6. bantam700

    bantam700 New Member

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    I lay mine on the ground or lean it against something, it's a cross bike so it can handle some time on the ground
     
  7. wild

    wild Yesterday tired old man, Today retired old man

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    I would put the kick stand on it, that way when you get old like me you won't have to bend over to pick it up. My.02
    Now if it was a Harley Sportster I would paint it John Deer green and cut the kick stand off.
     
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2009
  8. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    Usually, there is a railing around the outside patio at Starbucks. That's where you lean a road bike... :)

    Mountain bikes can just be laid down.
     
  9. chh55

    chh55 Drink plenty of water!!!

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    Can't believe it is even being discussed...Non issue, the fastening system would crush the carbonfiber chainstays.
     
  10. cubie

    cubie New Member

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    not all road bikes riders are riding fully carbon frames......
     
  11. chh55

    chh55 Drink plenty of water!!!

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    Yeah but c'mon! Get real! A kickstand?? what on earth for? A guy showed up at one of our sunday 75 rides with a backpack... when I asked what was in it he said extra clothes! I damn near popped his tires. If you're going to ride a road bike get with the program and the philosophy of it! No you absolutely cannot mount a kickstand on your roadbike! There!
     
  12. tankboy

    tankboy Guest

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    What does backpacks and extra clothes have to do with kickstands...
     
  13. chh55

    chh55 Drink plenty of water!!!

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    These are all things that have no place in, on or around a roadbike. To that list I can add reflectors, fenders and kitchen sinks!
     
  14. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    Nothing.
     
  15. cubie

    cubie New Member

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    if you think of the practicality of a stand it makes sence im sure there someone making carbon versions somewhere .....buck the trend...:cool:
     
  16. stdu007

    stdu007 New Member

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    or pie plate !!! and look the chain .. big/big ... this guy is not a real rider !!!

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    Last edited: Oct 24, 2009
  17. gatorguy

    gatorguy New Member

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    What possible difference could it make to anyone else if someone rides with a kickstand or a backpack?

    Curious.
     
  18. rawhite1969

    rawhite1969 Back in the Saddle

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    I'm curious too. :confused: Isn't the sport about riding? Seems that the appearance of what is worn, what is on the bike, etc. is more important to some than encouraging others to ride.

    How a backpack somehow makes a rider inferior to a rider with saddle bags (or no backpack) I'm not sure.

    I'd say that a kickstand is a good way to protect the investment of the bike if it is needed based on the rider's habits, where he/she stops, etc.
     
  19. bantam700

    bantam700 New Member

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    I'm tempted to get a kick stand just to annoy chh55.
     
  20. cubie

    cubie New Member

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    like all sport an elitist group emerges and tells every who will listen how its sposed to be done .....we are all creatures of habit .:cool: