> On a related note, I keep hoping that Xtracycle's centerstand willSo far, the Pletscher ESGE Zoom for ~$20 is the strongest I've found.
> come available soon, but may have to pull out the welder before then
> if not soon. But does anyone know of a beefier kickstand than the
> greenfield unit? That one does not inspire any confidence when the
> bike is loaded with groceries and two kids, and I can't justify
> spending almost $400 for Val's custom xtracycle centerstand.
It is definitely fairing better than the greenfield I had on there
I do think I may have bent it a little when I was trying "fake track
stands" by flipping it down as I came to a stop, using it to help me
balance, then kicking it back up once I was rolling again, but it
doesn't seem to be getting worse now that I've stopped that. My
biggest concern is that its aluminum so if it does fail, it may be
Stock picture of the kickstand via google.
They're not that expensive, so I'll "take one for the team" and stop
being cautious with it -- if it does snap, I'll report what it took.
FWIW, I wasn't thrilled by Pletcher's bifurcated kickstand when I had
the opportunity to try it on a tandem recumbent a while back, but it
may work better as a broader-base side stand on a longtail.
- hmm...???i guess it will be the "next" kickstand for my Dummy...after this one breaks (GreenField)... i've already broke 2 greenfields since March. both have broke at the pivot.d-On Jul 1, 2008, at 1:21 PM, phaedrus wrote: