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    On another note:

    Who knew that kickstands could be controversial and cause for a flame war?

    I'm looking at two bikes, one with a kickstand and one without. The retailer for the no kickstand bike informed me that most high end bicycles do not have a kickstand ("*sniff* you peasant you"). So I did a googler and sure enough, there is strong disagreement on whether or not a bike should have a kickstand. Like, to the point where people were getting pissed and calling each other names.



    Sorry, bike snobs, I'm a kickstand person. I don't want to lay my bike down on the ground or find something suitable to prop it against. I want to put the kickstand down like nature intended.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    Who knew that kickstands could be controversial and cause for a flame war?

    I'm looking at two bikes, one with a kickstand and one without. The retailer for the no kickstand bike informed me that most high end bicycles do not have a kickstand ("*sniff* you peasant you"). So I did a googler and sure enough, there is strong disagreement on whether or not a bike should have a kickstand. Like, to the point where people were getting pissed and calling each other names.



    Sorry, bike snobs, I'm a kickstand person. I don't want to lay my bike down on the ground or find something suitable to prop it against. I want to put the kickstand down like nature intended.
    I want this, no kickstand required.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mAlice View Post
    I want this, no kickstand required.
    We got my grandma one of those for her 80th birthday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mAlice View Post
    I want this, no kickstand required.
    Those are cute - little grocery getters. We see women riding them around the beach towns all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin99 View Post
    We got my grandma one of those for her 80th birthday.
    Wow. You made her wait until she was 80? That's just mean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    Those are cute - little grocery getters. We see women riding them around the beach towns all the time.
    that's what I like about it. It's a more of a working, than recreational vehicle, but it can be used just for cruising. My problem is, when I cruise, I tend to stop and pick things up, and I need a place to put those things. I also like that 'balance' isn't an issue. I'm not 80, but my equilibrium isn't what it used to be.
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    Don't you have a person on staff to hold the bike for you wherever you stop?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mAlice View Post
    Wow. You made her wait until she was 80? That's just mean.
    That's when it was decided she shouldn't drive anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mAlice View Post
    that's what I like about it. It's a more of a working, than recreational vehicle, but it can be used just for cruising. My problem is, when I cruise, I tend to stop and pick things up, and I need a place to put those things. I also like that 'balance' isn't an issue. I'm not 80, but my equilibrium isn't what it used to be.
    The SUV of bikes!

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    "High-End" bikes tend to be designed with racers in mind with emphasis on aerodynamics and weight. These folks take aero seriously, even to the point of shaving their legs. I'm thinking a kick-stand offers extra weight and aero drag...

    In the case of mountain bikes, hell they're designed for the rough terrain, water, mud, etc., so who cares about dropping them on the ground...
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