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kick stand onna trike?
« on: June 15, 2008, 09:33:54 am »
Yesterday I joined a group of cycle campers for a ride, one of whom was on a Pashley trike.

When we stopped for a break I noticed that the trike had a kick stand. Checking out the Pashley site reveals that it's a standard feature. Any one any idea why?  ???
 
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Re: kick stand onna trike?
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2008, 09:35:34 am »
The same reason a car has a handbrake?
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Re: kick stand onna trike?
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2008, 09:45:08 am »
The same reason a car has a handbrake?
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Re: kick stand onna trike?
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2008, 09:58:12 am »
The same reason a car has a handbrake?

Exactly... Trikes have a habit of rolling off on their own. Quicker and easier though is a velcro cinch strap around the brake lever

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Re: kick stand onna trike?
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2008, 01:44:04 pm »
In the case of the Tri-1, maybe it's to keep your chainring out of the muck when you fold it.

Re: kick stand onna trike?
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2008, 06:13:45 pm »
In the case of the Tri-1, maybe it's to keep your chainring out of the muck when you fold it.

That could be it.

I'd dismissed the parking brake idea as there was already a device on one of the brake cables that held the brake on.
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