Kick Stand advice

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Rockjaw, Mar 25, 2014.

  1. Rockjaw

    Rockjaw Member

    Hey all..
    can anyone recommend a heavy duty kick stand for my Shwinn ? The one I have now is the worst kickstand in bike falls over and over and over and over..
    Ive been looking at some online and I'm sure they hold the bike sturdy at park but what about when i go around turns ? Trying to find one with a good rating that doesn't drag on turns too bad.

    Rock Jaw

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  2. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    Sure. A double-legged center stand is a good way to go. A number of the vendors on this site carry them.

    You might want to be sure to get one with adjustable leg lengths. I've got one that doesn't adjust and, to my intense annoyance, found that it wasn't quite long enough.

    But here's some bad news. Motorized bikes are a bit top heavy. Especially if you have cargo racks with some weight on them. Even a good center stand needs to be watched. On a windy day, for instance, you have to park carefully and still keep an eye on your bike.
  3. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

    Say Rockie, avoid a center stand brand by m-wave they're junk. I've had good luck with the sun center stand from niagracycleworks. Don't ever hop on it with the stand down though you'll spread the legs from your weight.
  4. butterbean

    butterbean Well-Known Member

    Google crow cycles. They've got a really nice heavy duty center stand with adjustable legs.
  5. Rockjaw

    Rockjaw Member

  6. grinningremlin

    grinningremlin Active Member

    Here's something to keep in mind, if your control cables are routed under the BB the black heavy-duty dual-foot kickstand from CrowCycles won't work.I bought one when he first opened, it is designed for cruisers, have yet to be able to use it... anyone want to buy one never used (wink)?
  7. V 35

    V 35 Member

    Here's my opinion .... Sun Lite dual leg = May want to add spacer, so it sits lower, a bit too short for my Kevlar Tired Cruisers,
    otherwise, an excellent stand. Massload = Good design, one flaw, legs tend to retract when stand is retracted [ riding ]
    Crow Cycle Adj. Stand = Great stand, once you've fine tuned it . All 2 leg stands look like they will steal ground clearance, but in reality, the pedals grind first .
  8. Rockjaw

    Rockjaw Member

    awesome..V35 ..what did you use for a spacer on the Sun Lite dual leg?
  9. V 35

    V 35 Member

    I used a big square washer, I think it is used for fence guy wires, the Electric company uses something similar.
    My guess is, rove Tractor Supply especially the Fencing Section. Cool Parts are * Where * you find them .
    I'd consider using two, one top, one bottom, and ' sandwich ' in some PC 7 Epoxy paste for a formed in place bushing
    Upgrade to a longer, Grade 8 bolt
  10. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

  11. Rockjaw

    Rockjaw Member

    ok awesome ..will try that ;)
  12. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    This is the original specification centre stand


    and the modified version with longer home made aluminium kickstand leg extensions, for an extra 4 inches of lift; enabling the rear wheel to be dropped out of the frame, without having to put the bike on it's side, should you need to change or fix an inner tube.

  13. Rockjaw

    Rockjaw Member

    nice! ..yeah i ordered one like that ..hopefully is stands good ;) thanks! RJ
  14. jhammondcpa

    jhammondcpa Active Member

    I just put this on my project today, works nice and looks good! New Stand 2014.jpg
  15. Pedalnwolf

    Pedalnwolf New Member


    Yes,Ill buy it...Im in much Ya need?
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2014
  16. jhammondcpa

    jhammondcpa Active Member

    I just got it today and bought it from for about $23.