Thursday, March 15, 2012

"Tripod" Gets a Trim

Joey's kickstand was entirely too long for his bike. Like a midget with an elephant schlong, it just wouldn't lean over enough. That kickstand kept it almost straight upright when down.
I managed to find a suitable replacement in fair shape. A bunch of wire wheeling to get the corrosion and rust off, plus some phosphoric acid to clean up the rest and dull the metal and here's the result:

Looks pretty good! It's better in the dull finish than polished I think.
Here's the old one for comparison; nastier and too long.
Planted. It's much more stable now.
The kickstand still needs a rubber foot though.