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Tested from: Autumn 2010.
Mass: 415g with mounting bolt. The kickstand extends about 30cm from the bike when extended near the maximum.
I thought at first this was a good kickstand, and its length can be adjusted. However, there are some problems. This first is that if you ride with kickstand out backwards with bike on your hand the crank can drive the kickstand out of its socket. This also happens fairly easily if you kick the kickstand too hard when putting it out to park your bike. This has happened several times with me and my sister. It takes some (annoying) work to get the arm back in its socket again. Another problem is that it's a very wide kickstand. This may sound good, but I actually found out that with a wide kickstand and a heavy bag on the rear carrier, the bike is more likely to topple over than with a more narrow kickstand. Then I had another problem on the bike shown: The kickstand hits the brake disc unless I very carefully retract it. This is because it keeps fairly high, it's fairly long, and the socket for the arm is from plastic, and flexible...
Conclusion: Not recommended.
Pictures to be added.
Tested: Since spring 2010
Mass: 393 g with mounting bolt.
Length is adjustable, the kickstand extends about 19 cm from the bike. This kickstand works well.
Tested from: End of July 2011.
Mass: 391g with mounting bolt. The kickstand extends about 28cm from the bike.
Also a wide kickstand, which thus suffers from the same problem of instability as the Spanninga Libra although it's slightly better. Beside that it has none of the other problems of the Spanninga libra, it looks nice, works nice.
Pictures to be added.
Mass: 420 g with all mounting hardware.
To be tested.
Tested from: Spring 2007 (still in use as of Summer 2011).
This works pretty well but about after a year of intensive use during 2009 the steel gliding parts were worn away. However, I used the kickstand really intensively, on lots of long trips with almost countless stops. I think that year I used the kickstand so much that it would be equal to at least 10 years of normal use.
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Last modified: Fri Nov 30 17:42:48 CET 2012