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GregLWB
04-16-2009, 09:40 AM
Does anyone have any ideas for a kickstand that will work on the HR? The frame sits so high that even a Greenfield stand is 3-4" too short. Also most of the steel ones that I see mount to the plate that is under the chain stays on department store bikes.

I think the bike looks pretty good and want to have a stand that doesn't look out of place.:jester:

Greg

http://i694.photobucket.com/albums/vv301/gdfran0/HighRollerBike/Picture067.jpg

comreich
04-16-2009, 11:56 AM
It appears that Bacchetta and Rans both sell the Greenfield stand with an adapter that bolts to the left rear dropout and that's probably what's needed to reach the ground. If you already have the stand, an adapter can't be any harder than building the HighRoller :P

greenevegiebeast
04-16-2009, 12:34 PM
alot of the newer MBs have a rear dropout mounted kick stand tht could be modded to work just fine.

GregLWB
04-16-2009, 12:35 PM
It appears that Bacchetta and Rans both sell the Greenfield stand with an adapter that bolts to the left rear dropout and that's probably what's needed to reach the ground. If you already have the stand, an adapter can't be any harder than building the HighRoller :P

You're right but I wish I had thought of this before I painted the bike. I could have welded an adapter on.:dunce2: Now I'll have to make some type of clamp system.

Greg

Mitdan
04-16-2009, 03:19 PM
I saw a build somewhere or another where the rack on the rear pivoted around to the ground and the bike stood on that.

GregLWB
04-16-2009, 03:50 PM
I saw a build somewhere or another where the rack on the rear pivoted around to the ground and the bike stood on that.

That's an interesting thought. I might have to measure that out for feasibility.

Greg

newrider3
04-16-2009, 08:26 PM
Kickstands are for girls.

GregLWB
04-17-2009, 12:19 AM
Kickstands are for girls.

LOL! Yeah, but at 6'8" and 310 lbs not many people would say that to my face!:jester::jester:

Can't overcome my upbringing. Take care of your tools and they will take care of you.:jester:

Greg

25hz
04-17-2009, 08:21 AM
There are a number of kickstands in bike shop catalogues that are designed to be mounted at the rear axle. Some have adjustable leg lengths as well, or you "adjust" the length yourself with a hacksaw. This is the one I use on the highracer.

http://fleettrikes.com/high%20racer%2026er%20conversion.jpg

GregLWB
04-17-2009, 11:07 AM
There are a number of kickstands in bike shop catalogues that are designed to be mounted at the rear axle. Some have adjustable leg lengths as well, or you "adjust" the length yourself with a hacksaw. This is the one I use on the highracer.

http://fleettrikes.com/high%20racer%2026er%20conversion.jpg

Thanks, I can't see it very well in that picture but it looks like a GreenField stand? If so I have one of those on my LWB but because of the upsweep of the chain stays on the HighRoller design it is about 3-4 inches too short.


I have been looking through the books at my LBS and haven't found the right one yet. I think that I will have to do like comreich said and weld an adapter that will allow a regular stand.

I appreciate all the help and I spent a lot of time on the fleettrikes site the other day looking at shortening cranks and making 'oval' chainrings. Pretty informative!:)

Greg

TheKid
04-17-2009, 11:54 AM
appreciate all the help and I spent a lot of time on the fleettrikes site the other day looking at shortening cranks and making 'oval' chainrings. Pretty informative!

I haven't tried the oval rings, but shortening cranks is a breeze with aluminum cranks. I did mine without a drill press, just eyed the bit as I drilled. They're on the LWB tadpole

http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z66/edpol_photos/Cranks/000_0406Small.jpg

http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z66/edpol_photos/Cranks/000_0414Small.jpg

http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z66/edpol_photos/Cranks/000_0422Small.jpg

GregLWB
04-17-2009, 12:10 PM
I haven't tried the oval rings, but shortening cranks is a breeze with aluminum cranks. I did mine without a drill press, just eyed the bit as I drilled. They're on the LWB tadpole

Thanks, I saw your post on this Kid. With all the sanding you did they look great!:sunny: How do they ride? For what you gain in ease on your knees, do you lose much in the way of power?

Greg

TheKid
04-17-2009, 02:32 PM
There was a lot less sanding than you'd think there'd be. I was surprised at how fast and easy it was to get them smooth.
I can only speak for my own condition, but I get more power with shorter cranks. If my knees bend too much, they tend to lock up and it takes more power to unlock them than to pedal. I cut these to 150mm, but I'm finding I should have cut them to 140. That's the length of the cranks on the DR, which is easier to pedal even though the lowest gear is higher than the lowest gear on the LWB tadpole. I switched them to see if it was the design of the trike, but it turns out the small difference in the cranks makes a big difference, for me at least. I have shorter cranks, 135 and 130 mm, but they're both too short. With those, the power needed to start and go uphill increases noticeably.