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Kickstandempirewb
May 29, 2003 6:57 PM
I don't even know why I am posting this. A friend of mine said wants to put a kickstand on his bike, after hearing this some of our cycling friends gasped in disbelief and some even fainted. He just does not want to damage his C40 Colnago when we go to a Cafe after a ride.
I am looking for the brand or maker of this removable kickstand that was out a few years ago. I told him about this and now he wants one, but can't seem to find a place that has it.
Would anyone out there know what I'm talking aout and would possibly know where I can acquire such a remarkable piece of cycling equipment?
Thank's for popping in
What's the punchline.................nmMR_GRUMPY
May 30, 2003 7:55 AM
LOL (nm)Kerry
May 30, 2003 4:52 PM
I use a Greenfieldalansutton
May 30, 2003 12:05 PM
I have one on Eddy Merckx Team SC. It's light, doesn't rattle and mounts just behind the bottom bracket on the chainstays. I painted mine black to match my carbon cranks and seatpost.
I use a GreenfieldSpiderman
May 30, 2003 1:20 PM
I wouldn't go with a greenfield on a colnago carbon bike. it would most likely crush the chainstays. I wouldn't put it on any mid-high end alum frame for that same reason but if you have had success with it, power to ya.
dudealansutton
May 30, 2003 1:50 PM
I'm kidding.
What is the rake of that kickstand? -nm ;)filtersweep
May 31, 2003 7:32 AM
Try one of these:Alexx
May 31, 2003 7:42 AM
Ohh, I want one!
try again:Alexx
May 31, 2003 7:47 AM
http://gallery.consumerreview.com/webcrossing/images/esgek-open(1).jpg

(OK, somebody tell me how to post a pic-please?)
Just using round numbers...TFerguson
May 31, 2003 12:02 PM
You can get a nice steel bike with 105 for a $1000, which will weigh in at about 22 lbs. The C40 probably weighs about 18 lbs at $5000. Again - round numbers and I know that there are other differences, but that's $1000 per lb of weight reduction. That means that the 1 lb kickstand is wasting $1000.

It's really more because the cost of going from 19 to 18 lbs is a lot more than going from 22 to 21.

Friends don't let friends install kickstands.

TF
I was going to put one on my Paramount ...Humma Hah
May 31, 2003 4:49 PM
... but the short-coupled frame won't accept it.

I just wanted to take a picture of it and post it and hear you all SCREAM!

I think they're very practical on a century bike. On any decent century, every SAG stop has too many bikes stopped for the few places to prop one up. The other riders are wasting time looking for a spot to put their bikes, against a fence, curb, or tree, while I swing off my cruiser's platform pedals and drop the kickstand in one fluid motion, come to a stop out in the middle of a clear area, and walk away, the bike standing proudly on its own. Saves me about 5 minutes a stop, near as I can tell from watching the other riders.
re: Kickstandcincy1
Jun 2, 2003 8:29 AM
Robin Williams has been quoted as saying he puts Viagra in his water bottles when he rides. His bike does not need a kickstand.