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SKS Pletscher Double Kickstand

SKS Pletscher Double Kickstand

Model # (KI5000)
Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (7 Reviews)
 

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SKS Pletscher Double Kickstand


ESGE/Pletscher Double Kickstand


This sturdy aluminum kickstand is particularly popular for use with tandems and loaded touring bikes. Made in Switzerland.


Easy to attach.

 
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    5.0 stars

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    Pros

    • Durable  (5)
    • Lightweight  (4)
    • Attractive  (3)
    • Versatile  (2)
    • Easy to adapt 

    Cons

    • Difficult to install  (2)
    • Hard to keep adjusted 
    • Pricey 
    • Requires additional parts 
    • Requires hand machining 

    Best Uses

    • Road biking  (2)
    • Casual riding 
    • City biking 
    • Mountain biking 
    • Tandems 

    Reviewed by 7 customers

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    3.0

    Best if you have a kickstand plate

    By cycler

    from Cambridge MA

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Sturdy

    Cons

    • Hard to keep adjusted
    • Difficult To Install

    Best Uses

    • Utility city biking

    Comments:

    I think this would work best on a bike with a dedicated plate for kickstand mounting. While the stand definitely works well, I had a hard time keeping it in adjustment with a retro-fit plate on my chainstays. In attempting to keep it from rotating, I tightened it down so hard that the dissimilar metals (steel bolt and aluminum body) galled, or chemically welded together. Then, when it rotated slightly and was hitting the pedals, I tried to remove it and it was impossible. I would definitely recommend replacing the bolt that comes with it with a hex head bolt instead of the allen key screw, which is easy to strip out. I would also recommend using anti-seize compound (sold in little packets at the auto parts store) to keep the dissimilar metals from chemically bonding. Other than that, the two legged design is very stable and a great boon for someone who carries a lot of stuff on the bike and doesn't want it to tip over easily.

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    5.0

    Great kickstand solution

    By Bob Murphy

    from Guildford, Victoria, Oz

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Attractive Design
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking
      • Road Biking

      Comments:

      I bought this centre stand in Konstanz when I was touring the Bodensee in September. I had racks fore and aft and four saddlebags and it was very hard to find things to lean the bike against. I had the bikeshop install it. I was amazed at how well it works, even with four loaded panniers. You can leave your bike and walk while everyone else is looking for places to park/lean theirs. I rode around it with it for a couple of days and then added a Hebie 695 steering damper so the front end would stop flopping from side to side. Perfect solutions. The split kickstand is great!

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      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Almost A Necessity

      By FrenchFit

      from The West Coast

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Attractive Design

      Cons

      • Difficult To Install

      Best Uses

      • Touring

      Comments:

      I have these on my touring bikes, both thin and ATB frames. If you ride loaded with anything or do repairs during the ride, these things are terrific. Can easily change a wheel while the bike (and load) remains upright, even true your wheels. When parked bikers stop by and ask how it works, where to get one. Only negative is keeping them fully secure to the frame on rough rides. I use those thin plastic locking straps in addition to the bolts, keeps them pulled tight onto the frame joint at the bottom bracket. Not the most elegant solution, but stays rock tight.

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Perfect everyday bike stand

      By Hangdog98

      from Sydney, Australia

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Attractive Design
      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Pricey

      Best Uses

      • Casual Riding

      Comments:

      I received this as a gift and installed it on my wife's Electra Townie. The addition of this stand alone has made the townie a better bike. It's get's more use than ever. The stand itself tucks beautifully out of the way and looks like a simple side stand. Using your foot to open it is a treat everytime it snaps open to reveal this sturdy bike support. I'm buying another and modifying my short wheelbase road bike to accept it. Yes, it's that good.

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Add a bit of creativity for Tandem use

      By ralphfur

      from Tacoma, WA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Easy to adapt
      • Easy to machine
      • Durable

      Cons

      • Requires additional parts
      • Requires hand machining

      Best Uses

      • Tandems

      Comments:

      The aluminum body adapts well to hand machining which is required to allow cable passage on either Santana or Co-Motion bicycles. If you have a Co-Motion Speedster, throw away the bolt and plate that is supplied and purchase a number 10 cap screw, flat and lock washer. Use the plate between the chain stays to mount the kickstand to. If you are ordering your bicycle, ask to have a plate installed for mounting the kickstand to if you have a model different than a Speedster. If you use the supplied clamp, be very careful how much pressure you use since you can easily damage most tandems by clamping it too tight. Also note that the supplied bolt is too short for most tandems and will require you to purchase a longer bolt. The kickstand works well in all types of environments and even on sloped ground. Pushing the kickstand down into the grass makes for a bullet proof stand.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Superbly made for the price

      By Wally

      from Mason City, Iowa

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Affordable
      • Well made
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • City Biking

        Comments:

        One of the best additions to my Rans XP as I clean and maintain with utter convenience

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        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Works Great

        By BikeMur

        from Ontario, CA

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Biking

          Comments:

          This stand is just great. You can leave your bike standing and remove either wheel without it falling over. In fact you can remove both wheels and the bike stays right there. Very functional and especially good with loaded touring bikes. I am sold.

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