Pedego Interceptor Kickstand

6zfshdb

Well-Known Member
This is such a minor problem, I wasn't going to post this until I read in another forum of someone else having this same issue with a Pedego Interceptor. So, in case it might help someone, here it is.

I often carry a lot of weight in my panniers and rear rack bag, sometimes as much as 40 pounds. With that much weight on the rear, it tends to pull the bike over no matter how the kickstand is adjusted. I tried a variety of rear frame mount kickstands with limited success. None of the ones I tested were as well built or had the solid feel of the OEM Pedego stand.

The problem is the OEM Pedego kickstand swings too far forward when deployed. It provides little support for weight on the rear of the bike. I found by adding a 3/16" thick aluminum shim to the mechanism, the kickstand touches the ground about 4" further to the rear. This makes a huge difference in balancing a rear heavy bike.

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Unmodified

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With shim

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I cut a piece of 1" aluminum angle as shown and screwed it to the kickstand frame. This way, It could be removed if the experiment didn't work out. It worked so well that I'm going to epoxy a flat piece of 3/16" aluminum in the mechanism instead of using a screw.
 

JohnT

Active Member
Interesting hack!

It looks like you have a Platinum Interceptor. The added height of the Platinum’s suspension fork can make an issue like yours a little worse than on standard Interceptors.
 

6zfshdb

Well-Known Member
Interesting hack!

It looks like you have a Platinum Interceptor. The added height of the Platinum’s suspension fork can make an issue like yours a little worse than on standard Interceptors.
Yes, this is true. The issue only shows up with a lot of weight on the rear rack. Most Platinum Interceptor owners won't experience the problem