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keleher

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Kickstand for a '10 Nomad mk 2 w/ disc brake?
« on: May 24, 2012, 08:31:37 PM »
The shifter cables make a normal kickstand unusable, perhaps a rear-mount?

Greenfield stabilizer?

Pletscher multi-zoom?

My LBS's don't have these in stock, so any info would be appreciated.   This is a 590L with a rear disc brake.

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Re: Kickstand for a '10 Nomad mk 2 w/ disc brake?
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2012, 10:58:00 AM »
Hi Pete!

As I recall, you have that lovely *yellow* Nomad Mk2, right?

Here are Thorn's official views on fitting kickstands to their frames: http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/FAQ/prop.pdf

Many cyclists here -- like Thorn -- prefer the Click-Stand as an alternative to the regular kickstand. However, many here also prefer the traditional stands in a variety of flavors and have had no problems with them. It really is a matter of personal preference, though it is helpful to keep Thorn's recommendations in mind for warranty purposes.

Some helpful threads devoted to the topic are here:
http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=1703.0
http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=720.0
http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=2625.0
http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=587.0
http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=1964.0
http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=3349.0
http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=3263.0

Hope this helps.

All the best,

Dan.

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Re: Kickstand for a '10 Nomad mk 2 w/ disc brake?
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2012, 01:36:49 PM »
Yes, I love the yellow.  Dan, thanks for the search, but I've already been through those.

The reason none of your links re-assure me is because a front mount kickstand doesn't work (at least my 2-leg pletscher doesn't), because of the cable routing, and I worry that a rear mount kickstand won't either.

Specifically, I've read many non-thorn people elsewhere saying that various rear-mount kickstands don't work for their bikes because of clearence issues with a rear disc brake.

I've thought about the click-stand, and while I have friends of friends who swear by them, I'd rather have something that works w/ a kick.

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Re: Kickstand for a '10 Nomad mk 2 w/ disc brake?
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2012, 03:46:40 PM »
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...Yes, I love the yellow....
Me too! I thought it looked particularly nice in your photos related to fitting the disk brakes -- it simply glowed!

Pete, I did not realize your dilemma, but now I do. Annnnnd...I think I may have a possible solution for you.

XLC make a "Rear End Kick Stand KS-R06" which can be  adjusted to fit bikes from 24"-28". Their description says, "Thanks to the adjustable fastening for different chainstay angles, this kick stand is particularly suited to bikes with disc brakes". It is available in black, listed under article number 2502610700 at any XLC dealer. As for quality, I am hopeful. A friend of mine bought some replacement chainrings made by XLC on his way to Santiago de Compostela last year. In the photos, they looked very nicely made, and he has remained pleased with them. As a company, XLC reminds me a little of BBB in The Netherlands.

Here is a link to SLX distributors, including one each in the US, NZ and Australia and a number on the Continent:
http://www.xlc-parts.com/distributoren_en,1254.html

Hope this helps!

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Dan.

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Re: Kickstand for a '10 Nomad mk 2 w/ disc brake?
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2012, 04:59:45 AM »
That does look good but alas, no US distributor. Might have to try the click stand after all.

Thanks for the help.

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Re: Kickstand for a '10 Nomad mk 2 w/ disc brake?
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2012, 05:01:37 AM »
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alas, no US distributor
Right here, Pete. Might be worth a call or email to SBS to see if they have 'em in stock or could ship one to your LBS.

- USA - United States of America

SBS Seattle Bike Supply
Washington Headquarters
7620 S. 192nd Street
Kent, WA 98032
Fone: 425-251-1516
Fax: 425-251-6041
Net: www.seattlebikesupply.com
E-Mail: sales@seattlebikesupply.com

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Re: Kickstand for a '10 Nomad mk 2 w/ disc brake?
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2012, 05:41:42 PM »
Should have said: "No US distributer that carries the kickstand."  The below carries other XLC gear, but not the kickstand.

Net: www.seattlebikesupply.com

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Re: Kickstand for a '10 Nomad mk 2 w/ disc brake?
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2012, 12:06:34 AM »
Pete,

I feel sure a Steco Stabiel Postal Delivery kickstand would work with a rear disc brake. I remember seeing them on postal bikes when I was in Europe, and they surely did the job. You'd have to trim it for use with 26" wheels, but that's doable.

http://www.dutchbikebits.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=38&product_id=282

DBB is located up in Assen, northern Netherlands, but wholly workable for US delivery if you can't find anything else.

Hope this helps you or others in the same dilemma, needing a rear-mount kickstand with a rear disc brake.

Best,

Dan.

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Re: Kickstand for a '10 Nomad mk 2 w/ disc brake?
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2012, 05:56:31 PM »
I put a Pletscher multi-zoom on. It works, though the plastic extension at the end of the kickstand feels a bit flimsy. Not sure how well it would hold up to a fully loaded bike, but I guess I'll find out.

I'm attaching a picture of an installed kickstand, though this isn't my bike. Again, my bike has a rohloff, with a rear disc brake and there is plenty of room for the pletscher attachment.

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Re: Kickstand for a '10 Nomad mk 2 w/ disc brake?
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2012, 06:05:14 PM »
Hi Pete!

Thanks for the followup and showing your selection.

Glad you found your kickstand; I hope it works out well for you...Pletscher is a good, well-made brand, and I don't foresee any problems. At one point, they (when they were ESGE-Pletscher) offered a rubber foot for the end, which was very durable and well-made and large enough to prevent sinking in loose soil and wet grass. It was a bit heavy, but lasted and lasted. I have one on the rear-mount Pletscher I attached to my father's bicycle, and it is still soft and pliable 19 years later.

Looking forward to any long-term use reports you might offer; looks good!

Best,

Dan.

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Re: Kickstand for a '10 Nomad mk 2 w/ disc brake?
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2012, 10:43:20 AM »
I put a Pletscher multi-zoom on. It works, though the plastic extension at the end of the kickstand feels a bit flimsy. Not sure how well it would hold up to a fully loaded bike, but I guess I'll find out.



All held up by the ESGE-Pletscher multi-zoom. It works very well, been using it for the past 16 moths, with quite a lot of loaded tours including 18 days/1000kms in Tasmania. No concerns about the plastic foot - it seems pretty tough. Just make sure you do it all up nice and tight, especially the bolts around the stay mount. I had mine too loose for a while (worried about crushing the stay) and tightened some more it has been much more solid.

If you have it on the Thorn Nomad and run a disc brake it would co-exist quite easily I'd reckon. Look at where it sits re the disc munts.

« Last Edit: June 04, 2012, 01:46:51 PM by il padrone »

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Re: Kickstand for a '10 Nomad mk 2 w/ disc brake?
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2012, 10:56:31 PM »
There's a centimeter between the kickstand support and the disc brake support, and between the support and the rotor.

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Re: Kickstand for a '10 Nomad mk 2 w/ disc brake?
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2017, 06:17:52 PM »
I have just purchased an MK2 Nomad and a Pletscher kickstand, the routing of the cables is so perfect I don't have the heart to alter the routing.

I may have a good compromise though (Gearoop kickstand) mounted to the crank arm, I have one on the way.

It may not be ok for heavy loads or soft ground but it looks great for everyday hardcore commuting, all other times I will have to lean it on something.

If anyone is interested I will give feedback when I try it after a few months.

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Re: Kickstand for a '10 Nomad mk 2 w/ disc brake?
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2017, 05:20:56 PM »
Tried the Gearoop kickstand,
 I carry saddle bags on the back with rain coat and rain pants, thermos and a lunch box on top of rack, total on the rear 11kg including rack bags and cargo, on the front I have one pannier with a winter coat in it very light weight?.
 I started out upright and started to shorten the arms just enough to get the bike to lean just enough to not fall the opposite way. Just as the bike was leaning enough one of the legs broke off of the Gearoop kickstand.
   Clearly a failure because I had not even put it on the kickstand under normal use, I was still in the middle of adjusting it and leaning it slowly on to the kickstand when it broke.
   Very disappointed I had high hopes and confidence that I bought 4, ouch.