Center Mounted Kick Stand

Discussion in 'Bicycle Repair' started by cosworth, Jul 19, 2013.

  1. cosworth

    cosworth Member

    Has anyone come across a STRONG well built center mounted (dual leg) kick stand?

  2. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Active Member

  3. cosworth

    cosworth Member

  4. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Active Member

    I've had it on my bike for 2 years.

    No regrets.

    BTW, my engine is center-mounted, my Schwalbe 26 x 2.35 tires are taller than normal.....

    and my bike weighs 60 lbs.
  5. LR Jerry

    LR Jerry Well-Known Member


    This is what I use on my bike. You can get one from Staton Inc.
  6. Racie35

    Racie35 Member

    Whizzers have good ones
  7. BigBlue

    BigBlue Active Member

    I have the extra tall Crow on my bike. If your 26" tires are high profile, as 26 X 2.125 balloon tires are, you want a taller stand. It helps when you want to remove the wheels to have a taller stand. I have the regular stand and the bike is not stable like the taller stand.

    I have the Pletscher (ESGE) kick stand on my non-motorized touring bike and it is rated for 25 kg (55 pounds). I've carried 80 pounds of gear and had no problems keeping the bike up and my bike weighs 35 lbs. It's nice that it folds out of the way.

    I think the Crow stand is more solid.

    Good Luck,

    AKA: BigBlue
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2013
  8. LR Jerry

    LR Jerry Well-Known Member

    I can do what BigBlue is talking about. When the stand is down the front wheel is off the ground. I can put a stick through the front spokes place weight on top of the stick and it lifts the rear wheel off the ground.
  9. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    You will need to modify a standard dual leg centre mount kick stand to make it a useful addition to your motorized bicycle. This requires a centre bridge to be welded onto the upper part of the kick stand legs to prevent the legs from cracking at the point where they attach onto the folding mechanism, and also to add aluminium leg extensions (with the use of an appropriate tap and die) to add around an extra 4 inches of height, thereby enabling the rear wheel to be removed from the bike without resorting to shoving bits of wood under the kickstand to raise the rear end when unhooking the chain from the cassette.
    The extra height has a side benefit of widening the overall width of the kickstands footprint making it more stable. I used 3/4" aluminium rod (10 inches long) and drilled six inches into the material; tapping the internal diameter with the largest size that would enable the corresponding die to cut a thread on the "straight shaft" kick stand legs.

  10. V 35

    V 35 Member

    I've got Worksman wheels / Kevlar tires, so the Crow Cycle extra tall stand works great on the Huffy. Put my non adjustable Sunlite dual leg stand on my Fuji comfort bike [ unpowered ] fits perfectly . For the Worksman, I chose a Massload, adjustable stand, works good, but has a quirk, sometimes the legs retract after a bumpy ride, use caution dismounting, and parking, don't assume stand is still set where you last set it.
    That bugger is overlooked, as the independently adjustable legs are a savior on uneven pavement.