It's Called A Click-Stand

reed scott

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I first saw one yesterday in Darlinsk's post showing us her fantastic new Niner bike. The little pole comes in bungee corded together segments like a tent pole. Pull the bundle out of your pocket or wherever and they sort of assemble themselves into a rigid stick pretty much by themselves.


She told me where we can get them. I really hate my floppy ugly kickstand and want to get rid of it. But I use it constantly. So ....


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Prairie Dog

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Canada
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Red Deer
They are handy little stands particularly for carbon bikes. I've got a couple that fit several of our bikes and they support a fair amount of weight as they are constructed from aluminum. Tom Nostrant is great to deal with. I lost the rubber foot on one of mine and he sent me a new stand and even paid return shipping for the original one. Great support and service all around.
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Darlinsk

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Interesting idea.
I'm struggling with the idea of the brake bands. I see they are necessary, but I bet I'd lose them 🤣

I don’t lose them. They just live on the downturned part of the handlebar and are unnoticeable, yet there when I need them.

I prefer the Leki hiking pole rubber feet. They’re beefier. But I have the max version of the click-stand.
 

Txkenton

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Mr. Scott , what were your measurements for your CLICK-STAND. I also have a MED. BOLTON RAPTOR but am having difficulties with placement of the CLICK-STAND.
 

reed scott

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Mr. Scott , what were your measurements for your CLICK-STAND. I also have a MED. BOLTON RAPTOR but am having difficulties with placement of the CLICK-STAND.
Hi, Well my Raptor is a large size. I just followed the click stand people's directions and mine fits fine. But I may be placing it on the bike differently than you are. Mine fits just right, under the seat post clamp.
 

Alaskan

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I just followed their measurement instructions and it is the perfect length. You measure with the bike straight up and down and they make it the correct amount shorter to give the bike a proper tilt to the left.

The little bungees live on the handlebar, even with the brake lever end. They are snug enough to stay put and stretch far enough to slip around the end of the brake.

The bungee should be used with the clickstand every time. If you don't and there is any slant in the angle of the clickstand it will push the bike forward or aft and tip to the ground. Even if you hit the perfect balance, it is poised for a fall that could be triggered by the slightest touch. You only have to use one brake

Mine came with a mounting bracket that I installed on the seat tube. If you are going to use the mount then a 4 section option works well and quicker. If you are going to keep in your pocket or a smaller bag then get the5 or 6 section version.
 

Txkenton

New Member
It seems to me that if I use the recommended placement , where the top tube meets the seat tube. the rear shock support will get in the way of placement. I think that I will be safe with the extra large cradle Which did you chose? Measurement from top tube/seattube down is 28 inches. From the seat post clamp down is 29.5 inches. Would it be possible to see a picture of your setup. I just want to get this right. Really am looking forward to losing my kick stand. Thank you very much.
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Alaskan

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I am not sure that the clickstand will work on your bike. The "V" shaped swing arm on either side of the seat tube is likely too wide and might interfere with proper placement.

I would give Tom a call or email and send this photo to him to see if he has any ideas. He is a great guy, very helpful and flexible. each one is custom made per your bike's measurements.

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Darlinsk

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When I first got my bike, I used my husband's Click-Stand with a 30" attachment point and a medium cradle. It worked just fine. But I agonized when it came time to order mine. I had installed a frame bag that obstructed access to the top tube and wasn't confident that I would keep my rear rack. Tom and I went back and forth in emails. We even talked about attaching it to the titanium seat rails on my brooks saddle (which would have made for a very long stand with limited placement options). I finally just gave up and ordered myself the exact same size as my husband has. It's really not that fussy. I can wedge it in between my frame bag and the seat tube, or on my rear rack. It might lean a bit more or less, depending on where I put it, but it works. The same click-stand worked on our fully-loaded tandem. Basically, as long as you can get a solid connection and have the brakes on, you're good to go. My bike is in the shop getting a Nyon computer installed now, but when I get it back, I'll send some pictures with the click-stand at various points. It's not rocket science. Also, I second what Alaskan said, talk to Tom. He's very responsive and helpful.
 

reed scott

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It seems to me that if I use the recommended placement , where the top tube meets the seat tube. the rear shock support will get in the way of placement. I think that I will be safe with the extra large cradle Which did you chose? Measurement from top tube/seattube down is 28 inches. From the seat post clamp down is 29.5 inches. Would it be possible to see a picture of your setup. I just want to get this right. Really am looking forward to losing my kick stand. Thank you very much.
Tom
Here ya go. Can't remember what size my cradle is. Probably ex L. Note I still have my kickstand on this bike. Bought the click stand for my Hydra which I don't have yet. I did put a different kickstand on my Bolton AM 1000 though. It still slightly interferes with my left heel but at least it doesn't rattle. AND it's nearly just as ugly.

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I am learning to use my pedals with the philosophy that the ball of the foot is NOT the best placement for MTB riding with platform pedals. I think this is correct. When I do this my left heel does not hit the kickstand mount. I got this kickstand from Modern Bike. It is far superior to the cheapy $10 one that came on it but it is pricey.
 
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ChezCheese:)

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Kitsap Co, WA
My bike came with a kickstand. Works great. Needs no improvement or replacement. Don't know what kind it is. My husband has a few acoustics which don't have kickstands. Don't understand the point of not having one. I mean, maybe if you were competitive racing and had to reduce weight, but otherwise....

Same with all these bikes that are sold without some sort of chainguard. I don't get it. My ebike came with a chain glider which completely covers the chain. Good for the chain, good for my pant leg. Win win!
 

reed scott

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I just followed their measurement instructions and it is the perfect length. You measure with the bike straight up and down and they make it the correct amount shorter to give the bike a proper tilt to the left.

The little bungees live on the handlebar, even with the brake lever end. They are snug enough to stay put and stretch far enough to slip around the end of the brake.

The bungee should be used with the clickstand every time. If you don't and there is any slant in the angle of the clickstand it will push the bike forward or aft and tip to the ground. Even if you hit the perfect balance, it is poised for a fall that could be triggered by the slightest touch. You only have to use one brake

Mine came with a mounting bracket that I installed on the seat tube. If you are going to use the mount then a 4 section option works well and quicker. If you are going to keep in your pocket or a smaller bag then get the5 or 6 section version.
Good point about the bungee brake holders. Since I have not truly used my click stand yet as it's actually for a future bike I had not thought about how critical they are. Though they do presently live on my grips. ALSO I ordered extra bungees with my original order as I know these sort of devices are easy to lose and will not last forever. 👍 👍
 

reed scott

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My bike came with a kickstand. Works great. Needs no improvement or replacement. Don't know what kind it is. My husband has a few acoustics which don't have kickstands. Don't understand the point of not having one. I mean, maybe if you were competitive racing and had to reduce weight, but otherwise....

Same with all these bikes that are sold without some sort of chainguard. I don't get it. My ebike came with a chain glider which completely covers the chain. Good for the chain, good for my pant leg. Win win!
Carbon frame bikes cannot use a bolt-on kickstand to my knowledge. Also though I would love to have a chain guard my vanity could not abide one. 🤣🤔
 

Alaskan

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Carbon frame bikes cannot use a bolt-on kickstand to my knowledge. Also though I would love to have a chain guard my vanity could not abide one. 🤣🤔
My 1 year old Trek Allant 9.9s has a carbon frame and came with a heavy duty kickstand that is still nice and snug to the frame without showing any signs of stress to the frame and the stand itself is snug with no loosening or rattles. It is a standard 18mm distance between bolt holes.
 

reed scott

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My 1 year old Trek Allant 9.9s has a carbon frame and came with a heavy duty kickstand that is still nice and snug to the frame without showing any signs of stress to the frame and the stand itself is snug with no loosening or rattles. It is a standard 18mm distance between bolt holes.
Oh. Now I know. Thanks 👍
 

reed scott

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How'd they do it? Is there a metal receiver molded into the chain stay? Certainly if it's simply clamped around the chain stay I would be worried about how it would fare in a pile up. If it were my bike that is. Love the geometry of that bike by the way. Oh for the days of my youth. But with more smarts. 🤣