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2019年8月30日 (金)

Stands

次回この記事の日本語版を投稿します。

This post is in reply to an email I received from a young enthusiast, George, who writes "I have what I believe to be a 1950's Yamaguchi bicycle but it doesn't have a stand.  I looked on your blog but was unable to find any information on stands, the types and differences, etc."

Well George, you are correct I have yet to do a post on stands.  But this one is for you and I hope it provides some insight.

Generally speaking, if we exclude the common day single leg side stand, there are basically 3 different types of stands:
1. Channel
2. Box
3. Roller-equipped 

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1.Channel Type Stand
This is the most common type of stand found mainly on, gents' and ladies' roadsters, as well as, utility cycles
Equipped with springs the stand is kicked up and when lowered can be locked in the down (stand) position.
These stands come in two main designs, chain stay mounted or seat stay mounted.

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Chain stay mount type
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Seat stay mount type
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Note the short rear carrier, compare it, and the tire size, with the photos below.

2. Box Type Stand 
This type of stand is stronger and sturdier than the Channel type and is occasionally found on utility cycles but more commonly on light carrier cycles.  These types of stand were mainly fitted to the seat stays. Of the three types, Channel, Box and Roller Equipped, the Box stand is the least common.

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3. Roller-Equipped Heavy Duty Type
This is the strongest and sturdiest stand occasionally found on light-carrier cycles but mainly on heavy-duty carrier cycles.  Referred to in Japanese as Kiraku (a cinch) the rollers on the stand enable the stand to be raised and lowered even when heavily loaded. These types of stand were mainly fitted to to the chain stays.

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Note the wide tire, typically 2.5" or 3", and, the large extended carrier for hauling large loads.  Carrier cycles were true beasts of burden and the roller-eqipped stand made it possible to raise and lower the stand when loaded.

 

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