Talk:Kickstand

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Pedal movement[edit]

I checked this article to see if it is always the case that having the kickstand down on a bicycle prevents the pedals from moving too far. This seems like a bit of a design flaw, or perhaps there's a reason for it? For me, it makes it more difficult to fix chain problems with the bike parked right-side up; with the kickstand up, you have to use a hand or two to hold up the bike. -- Beland (talk) 06:12, 26 August 2013 (UTC)

That is the case for every side stand mounted near the bottom bracket I have seen. I doubt that it is an intended feature of the design. Other styles that avoid this issue are center stands, with two symmetrical legs, mounted near the bottom bracket and either style when mounted near the rear axle. Examples include the lede picture in the article, and the first picture in the gallery. -AndrewDressel (talk) 12:20, 26 August 2013 (UTC)

Inventor of Kickstand is not properly cited[edit]

The citation in support of some father of some former governor of some small American province DOES NOT indicate that he was actually the inventor of the kickstand. It stated that he "developed" a "smaller, more convenient" kickstand. You would have to be retarded to confuse this with actually inventing the kickstand. I have made an appropriate change to the body of the article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.4.173.33 (talk) 17:40, 18 November 2013 (UTC)

KSA 18 and KSA 40[edit]

Does anyone have any sources on these standards? The history, even what KSA stands for? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.196.67.58 (talk) 18:56, 19 September 2016 (UTC)