A kickstand has killed my touring bike

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by dani petrescue, 6 Feb 2018.

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  1. Liz Su

    Liz Su Über Member

    Very nice, its even got its own string of Tibetan Flags.
     
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  2. Rooster1

    Rooster1 Hornblower

    Wow, love that bike
     
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    dani petrescue

    dani petrescue Member

    Thanks for all the comments!

    I knew this would turn into a ´kickstand why type´ of discussion... :laugh: And no, I don´t tour much on deserts but as some people have said, kickstands make life easy (or I used to think that before one ruined my frame) :sad:

    Heltor, I love your bike! And which double kickstand is that one on the picture, please? Although the new LHT 26" I am building is not going to have a kickstand, you will not be surprised to read.

    My main question is what to do with my sad looking old bike... Thanks, si_c, I think I am going to find out about replacing chainstays. I do love my bike and she really is worth saving for that kind of money! ^_^
     
  4. Bodhbh

    Bodhbh Veteran

    The manufactuers of that bike is Surly themselves?! The plot thickens!! Big Dummy? That comes specced with a kickstand.

    As an aside...very wild guess....that's a corner of the Postern Hill campsite at Marlborough?
     
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  5. Heltor Chasca

    Heltor Chasca Out-Riding the Black Dog

    The anti-kickstand spew from Surly pertains to the DT and LHT.

    The Big Dummy comes with a single stand as standard fitted to a stand specific section of the frame behind the B.B. The double stand in the photo is a compatible one made by XtraCycle. Wide Loaders fit in conjunction with this stand to increase the bike’s carrying capacity. Both of these slot into yet another frame section behind the B.B.

    It really is a well thought out set up because once upon a time Surly and XtraCycle were in bed together. No longer an amicable relationship I believe.

    The campsite in the photo is one in the Netherlands (Wassenar)
     
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  6. Elybazza61

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  7. queasyrider

    queasyrider Still perplexed

    If the damage has not led to corrosion could the frame be saved by getting a competent engineer to weld a couple of steel "splints" around the stays? Cheaper than new stays and a respray.

    I had the same thing done to an old steel Marin mtb seat tube a few years back. Didn't look wonderful but worked, and the chainstays are in a less visible place.
     
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    dani petrescue

    dani petrescue Member

    Yes, thanks for that, Elybazza61. I am aware of Surly making this kickstand plate.

    Even so, not too sure I will be using a kickstand at all on the Surly LHT I am building...
     
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    dani petrescue

    dani petrescue Member

    I will look into this, queasyrider, many thanks. If it works, I am not too fussy how it looks!
     
  10. SkipdiverJohn

    SkipdiverJohn Senior Member

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    I'd repair it with a couple of steel sleeves fashioned from an offcut of mild steel sheet. However, I'd be more inclined to braze it, if the frame is Reynolds. If it's gas pipe tube then it's not going to matter. An old-school motor garage or agricultural engineer with a set of gas bottles could do a job like that with their eyes shut. It's a bread & butter maintenance repair.
    For a DIY repair at home you could even do it using plumbers solder and a blowtorch, so long as the surfaces were well prepared and clean. The BB would need stripping out beforehand because of the heat then reassembling after with new grease.
     
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  11. Have a frame builder chuck a couple of new tubes in it. Innit.
     
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  12. A bit of filler, spray it up, slap it on ebay.
     
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  13. SkipdiverJohn

    SkipdiverJohn Senior Member

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    Don't buy a secondhand bike or car from Drago.....:laugh:
     
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    dani petrescue

    dani petrescue Member

    Steveindenmark, do you use that kickstand with front and rear panniers?
     
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