Stop a Loaded Bike from Falling Over
Edited by Thor, Crystal, Eng, Anonymous
Hello and welcome to VisiHow. Today I'm going to show you a method of keeping your touring bike standing while it's fully loaded with bags or equipment. As any cyclist knows, when you're on a long cycle tour and you're carrying a lot of equipment and bags, it can be very frustrating finding a place to leave your bike when you want to stop and get off. With touring bikes, because of the weight and all of the bags, they seldom come with a kickstand. Normally a stand is attached to the bike that you can open up to leave the bike standing.
That's for a normal bike. With a touring bike, the weight on the bike from the bags is too heavy, and having a stand can cause the frame or stand to break because the weight is too much. Often when you're cycling in places such as desserts or you're cycling in places where there's no where to leave your bike, in fields or wherever you may be, and you need to stop and get off, you often don't want to leave your bike laying on the side. If you leave your bike on the side with all the equipment, things can get broken or spill and it's just generally a bad idea. So, with this simple method, we can solve all of those problems.
- 1The first thing you will need is a stick.You can find sticks in any good forest or any area with trees. You'll need to find one that's the right height for your bike, and one that has two branches coming out, and you can chop those branches off to form a nice V shape. This V shape will be the point with which we will attach the bike.Advertisement
- 6We also need to put the brake on.If the handlebars move, and the wheel rolls, then the bike will fall over. As you can see here, I've attached a a cord around the brake so I can pull the cord and activate the brake. You need something like this cord or strap which can be tightened. If I try to move my bike, it won't move.
- 7This is a method I only discovered about 4 or 5 months after cycling and it's made my life a lot easier.I was introduced to it by a Chinese cyclist, who I met on the road somewhere in Germany. I am now using it and I find it a lot easier. This is how to make your bike stand up on its own and not have to leave it against anything. If you have any other good ideas related to bicycles or cycle touring, or you have any other comments or suggestions please leave them in the section below. This is VisiHow. Goodbye.Advertisement
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Categories : Bikes & Motorcycles
Recent edits by: Eng, Crystal, Thor