Standing On Its Own Two Legs
Myles, over at Rat Trap Press, has a cool photo of his Long Haul Trucker (since sold) as his header photo. In the photo, the bike is sitting on a two-legged kickstand. For some reason, this has appealed to me since I first saw it.
So, when I got the rack and fenders on the red bike, I decided to also install one of those kickstands. I had sold something or another on eBay, and had the necessary funds in my PayPal account, so I ordered one up.
When deployed, the two legs hold the bike upright. This is a lot more stable than a normal kickstand arrangement.
When folded up, both legs sit side-by-side on the non-drive side, where the single leg of a standard kickstand would be. It's pretty slick, for something that many people consider quite dorky.
Ah, well. I've always been pretty much a dork, anyway.
Too bad the thing weighs about as much as the bike. Seriously, it's pretty heavy. But, if I was concerned with weight on this bike, it wouldn't be sporting rack and fenders, much less big-ole BMX pedals. The emphasis of this bike is on utility.