Always check with a bike shop about kickstands. If it is a carbon frame or carbon stays. The answer is going to be a definitive no. Same for aluminum frames. Frames designed for kickstands will have a mounting point between the bottom bracket and chainstays. There is a very good reason not to put kickstands on. Especially the chainstays. The kickstands attach with compression fittings. On carbon bikes the compress will cause micro cracks in the resin. The will eventually propagate into a catastrophic failure. On aluminum frames. The compression will deform the frame. New aluminum frames have very thin walls. They are thicker at the weld joints. To make the welds. Think of a pop can. It is strong when it shape is normal. Dent in the side and it can be crushed with ease. Chrom-moly frames in general can handle compression type mounts. But I still wouldn’t do it without checking with the dealer.
On RAGBRAI they put up long cables or ropes between tractors to hang your bike by its handle bars. You can lean it up against a building, tree, post, or Mich sitting at a curb. I some time use a rubber wristband to lock the front break on. then you can use about anything to lean your rear tire on. To park the bike.
all good points thanks folks. I’ll just make sure I keep a coupla ice cold Buds on hand so Mich will save me a seat on the curb, and invest in a good mirror. I can always throw it on my hitch rack to do some minor adjustments etc.at home
Daninboulder: “all good points thanks folks. I’ll just make sure I keep a coupla ice cold Buds on hand so Mich will save me a seat on the curb, and invest in a good mirror. I can always throw it on my hitch rack to do some minor adjustments etc.at home.”
Now your talkin Dan! Your welcome to join me on any Kurb in Iowa, this July!!!!!!!!
West Des Moines (Clive actually) and I’ll be living right on the Raccoon River Valley Trail, and they are doing the grand opening of the Waukee via Dallas Center/Perry/Adel/Waukee 75 mile new paved loop. Big party in Perry June 1,and me and my biking buddies will def. be there