Aftermarket kickstands for Brompton...what about them?

Discussion in 'Folding Bikes' started by FolderBeholder, 11 Oct 2018.

  1. FolderBeholder

    FolderBeholder Active Member Photo Winner

    Real-world input would be nice...the Missus is really tearing her mudguard and rollers up and has expressed interest in a stand. At the princely price of most of them I'd like to know a bit more BEFORE I buy.

    Anyone using one of the 3 or 4 available purpose-built Brompton stands for a more traditional parking experience?

    Thanks in advance...
     
  2. alicat

    alicat Guru

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    Just fit a rack, that's what its purpose really is.
     
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  3. u_i

    u_i Regular

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    I have used 3 stands: cheap for 16" off Ebay, Minoura and Kamoya. All have worked well enough. Right now I have 2 on the bike, rear-mounted Minoura and center-mounted Kamoya, in order to support a bike with heavily loaded T-bag. If were to go with one, I would presumably go with Minoura.
     
  4. A kickstand will be lighter than a rack.
     
  5. alicat

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    That's true, @steveindenmark; however a rack helps enormously with wheeling the bike whereas a kickstand does nothing.
     
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  6. ukoldschool

    ukoldschool Active Member

    I also cannot see the point of a kickstand when you can just fold the back wheel up...
    upgrade from the standard rollers to the eazy wheels, makes it much more stable when flicking the back wheel up into the 'park' position.
     
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  7. OP
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    FolderBeholder

    FolderBeholder Active Member Photo Winner

    Not interested in wheeling the bike, just parking/standing it.

    Back to my original question, and not the merits of the “fold” for parking but to any aftermarket kickstands. Looks like 1 vote for Minoura so far.
     
    Last edited: 12 Oct 2018
  8. You are correct on that score
     
  9. Schwinnsta

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    Greenfield kickstand. Sturdy and cheap.
     
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  10. OP
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    FolderBeholder

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    No “foldus interruptus” with that then?
     
  11. Schwinnsta

    Schwinnsta Regular

    None at all for the fold. It does interfere with pump. I have a Lezyne pump with a flexible hose in the seat tube.
     
  12. OP
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    FolderBeholder

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    Thank you for the input.
     
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