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    Frame mounted clip to hold front wheel in place?

    Hiya, I had a road bike a while back that had a clip that mounted on the underside of the frame with a little metal bracket that slipped down to lock the front wheel/fork in place by friction. I can't fine one of these gadgets anywhere?!?! The few bike stores I've contacted never heard of 'em. A little help? Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zapateados View Post
    Hiya, I had a road bike a while back that had a clip that mounted on the underside of the frame with a little metal bracket that slipped down to lock the front wheel/fork in place by friction. I can't fine one of these gadgets anywhere?!?! The few bike stores I've contacted never heard of 'em. A little help? Thanks!
    Hmm- sounds nifty!
    Haven't seen that, just the big holder from Park Tools;
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    I've still have one that used to fit a long dead 1985 Cannondale.

    That was back when I was a "bike nerd"
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    I had one of those on my "touring" bike, but I don't know if "nerd" existed back then. I think sane people called me a "bicycle buff." "Buff" was big back then.

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    There is also the Spoke Bug

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    A rubber band'll hold the brake lever snug to the bars till you find one.

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    Flickstand!

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    THAT'S IT! Thanks y'all

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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    A rubber band'll hold the brake lever snug to the bars till you find one.
    Yeah, but the Flickstand also prevented the fork from rotating, which made it easy to lean the bike securely. It was a nifty device.
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    Frame mounted clip to hold front wheel in place?

    Had one of those on my 1984 Trek 460 - my first really decent road bike - back when I was in college.

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    Re: Frame mounted clip to hold front wheel in place?

    I have a couple of Flickstands stashed. I'd love to find a case of them somewhere.

    Odd-shaped downtubes killed the Flickstand. Probably the fact that everyone is a "racer" now, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PlatyPius View Post
    Odd-shaped downtubes killed the Flickstand. Probably the fact that everyone is a "racer" now, too.
    The odd-shaped downtubes could have been accommodated by a redesign. I think your second reason is really what did the thing in. The credo "my bike shall look like the bike of a pro while he's racing" is alive and strong, witness the many folks who carry all their stuff in their jersey pocket because they "can't have an underseat bag."

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    toe clip strap also works

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikesOfALesserGod View Post
    There is also the Spoke Bug

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    Clever, but like the rubber band on the brake lever, it only does half the job. Fork can still rotate.
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    The Flickstand(TM) is pretty nifty, but if you can't find one why not just get a roll of velcro tape, cut off about 20 cm or so, stick the "hook" side to the "loop" side back-to-back and wrap the velcro around your down tube and rim when you want to stop the wheel from rolling and the fork from turning. Light, won't take up much room in your pocket (or you can wrap it around the frame/seat post/whatever and it won't take up any room).

    This is what I use when working on my bike on the stand, to prevent the front wheel from turning and the bars from banging into the frame. Just be careful to wrap with the "loop" side against the paint, to avoid abrading the finish.





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    Most city bikes have a stabilizer spring stretched between the back of the crown and down-tube for this purpose: Name:  frontcarrier_500.jpg
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    Works great on city bikes, not sure how it would do on a road bike. Nice thing is I never have to think about it.

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    There's your solution- buy a different bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikesOfALesserGod View Post
    There is also the Spoke Bug



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    I have this

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    Quote Originally Posted by D&MsDad View Post
    The Flickstand(TM) is pretty nifty, but if you can't find one why not just get a roll of velcro tape, cut off about 20 cm or so, stick the "hook" side to the "loop" side back-to-back and wrap the velcro around your down tube and rim when you want to stop the wheel from rolling and the fork from turning. Light, won't take up much room in your pocket (or you can wrap it around the frame/seat post/whatever and it won't take up any room).

    This is what I use when working on my bike on the stand, to prevent the front wheel from turning and the bars from banging into the frame. Just be careful to wrap with the "loop" side against the paint, to avoid abrading the finish.
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    that works, and you don't actually have to go to the trouble of making the 2-sided version yourself, since they sell such stuff for bundling wires and the like. Get it at office supply, hardware or electronics store.

    the flickstand was quicker to use, though. but what's 10 seconds?
    Eppur si muove.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
    toe clip strap also works
    But I have clipless pedals

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    Simple velcro strap gets the job done.

    Cheap , works on every bike. Stores anywhere.

    Works for me going on like 20 years now.

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