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by tommydog
7 Feb 2018, 6:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Opinions on Kickstands that bolt to the axle
Replies: 20
Views: 1184

Re: Opinions on Kickstands that bolt to the axle

Initial thoughts having only tried it in the garage is that it is rock solid but will be a bit of a faff to use, not the sort of thing for a quick dash into a shop. Good quality though. That's exactly what I was thinking. As a stand it seems to work well, but I could not be bothered with taking it ...
by tommydog
7 Feb 2018, 10:24am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Opinions on Kickstands that bolt to the axle
Replies: 20
Views: 1184

Re: Opinions on Kickstands that bolt to the axle

My MTB came (used) with an axle mounted kickstand. It was completely useless for propping the bike up. The position, so far back on the bike, is such that the weight of the handlebars swinging to that side is enough to over-balance it. To overcome this, why not have a setup with a kickstand at the ...
by tommydog
7 Feb 2018, 12:15am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Opinions on Kickstands that bolt to the axle
Replies: 20
Views: 1184

Re: Opinions on Kickstands that bolt to the axle

It looks as if the Hebie stand linked to above will need a solid axle with nuts, so no good if you have QR or through-axle. here is another Hebbie stand that works with QR. Bike stand AX 618 https://youtu.be/deZ65KzS8QI I am very tempted to buy one. What do you think for a light load for touring?
by tommydog
6 Feb 2018, 10:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Opinions on Kickstands that bolt to the axle
Replies: 20
Views: 1184

Re: Opinions on Kickstands that bolt to the axle

Bmblbzzz wrote:It looks as if the Hebie stand linked to above will need a solid axle with nuts, so no good if you have QR.


What about just using a longer QR skewer? I have seen a few marketed for attaching trailer hitches to QR systems.
by tommydog
6 Feb 2018, 6:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Opinions on Kickstands that bolt to the axle
Replies: 20
Views: 1184

Re: Opinions on Kickstands that bolt to the axle

Apart from the likelihood of damaging the frame, most of the single legged stands that attach low down, suffer instability due to the poor bracing angle. I understand that they won't be as stable as something like the click stand. But the axle mount stands overcome the issue of damaging the frame. ...
by tommydog
6 Feb 2018, 4:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Opinions on Kickstands that bolt to the axle
Replies: 20
Views: 1184

Opinions on Kickstands that bolt to the axle

Many bike manufacturers such as Thorn seem to discourage kickstands on bikes that don't have a dedicated kickstand mounting point, particularity those that attach to the chainstay. One alternative is something like the click stand as shown here: http://www.click-stand.com/ Although I don't think I c...
by tommydog
6 Feb 2018, 3:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: pannier rack with the largest payload?
Replies: 32
Views: 1563

Re: pannier rack with the largest payload?

mercalia wrote:
I have used mine to take 10x5l cans of old motor oil to the recycling site


What a waste of oil. I filter mine then use it for fuel in an old diesel truck! The truck is now over 20 years and going strong! :D
by tommydog
5 Feb 2018, 6:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: pannier rack with the largest payload?
Replies: 32
Views: 1563

Re: pannier rack with the largest payload?

pwa wrote:If the Thorn isn't strong enough, nothing is.


Would you say it is stronger than old dutch racks? Or what about the racks on the old Royal mail bikes - they really did look heavy and bombproof.
by tommydog
5 Feb 2018, 6:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: pannier rack with the largest payload?
Replies: 32
Views: 1563

Re: pannier rack with the largest payload?

https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/carriers-racks/thorn-expedition-steel-rear-cycle-pannier-rack-black-powdercoat/ Very strong, very rigid. It's interesting to note that the Axiom Journey rack is still rated much higher at 70kg. Something tells me that Axiom aren't being truthful, although I guess they mu...
by tommydog
5 Feb 2018, 1:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: pannier rack with the largest payload?
Replies: 32
Views: 1563

Re: pannier rack with the largest payload?

Frankly, I'd be more inclined to believe Tubus's ratings than Axiom's. Even so, a 40 kg payload is approximately 88 lbs which is over three-quarters of a hundredweight... I'd be more interested in reducing that load than in finding a rack strong enough to bear an even greater one. I'm not intereste...
by tommydog
5 Feb 2018, 12:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: pannier rack with the largest payload?
Replies: 32
Views: 1563

Re: pannier rack with the largest payload?

[XAP]Bob wrote:The proper dutch racks are rated to carry a person on the rear, normally sidesaddle...

That would probably shame a 70kg rating...



Who makes the proper dutch racks these days? I have looked at a few steco racks, but they aren't rated for much.
by tommydog
5 Feb 2018, 11:55am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: pannier rack with the largest payload?
Replies: 32
Views: 1563

pannier rack with the largest payload?

Does anyone know what rear rack has the largest payload? Tubus racks, often considered the "best",have an advertised payload of 40kg. But the Axiom Journey rack is rated at a massive 70kg: http://www.axiomgear.com/products/racks/journey-racks/journey/ The thing is the Axiom rack is only ma...
by tommydog
1 Feb 2018, 10:01am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How to secure a Rohloff?
Replies: 34
Views: 2568

Re: How to secure a Rohloff?

They also have a S/N engraved on the shell and no thief will want such easy tractability. I have no doubt they can be stolen, and that if the right buyer were found they'd fetch twice the price of your average brand name bike, but it's probably easier to steal and sell two bikes than a hub. I've ha...
by tommydog
1 Feb 2018, 9:50am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pannier security
Replies: 75
Views: 50888

Re: Pannier security

Tommydog: First question: where are you going? Second question: where (and why) do you intend to leave your loaded bike that makes it so vulnerable. Third question: don't you think you are getting a bit paranoid? - but thanks for a good laugh. Two heavy duty locks, solid permanently fixed panniers,...
by tommydog
31 Jan 2018, 6:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How to secure a Rohloff?
Replies: 34
Views: 2568

Re: How to secure a Rohloff?

I don't see the Rohloff appealing to the standard bike thief looking for bling. Sure pro thieves would recognise value but I imagine there are many more opportunists out there. It hardly takes a professional to look up the worth of something. These days everyone has smart phones and all they have t...