Well, I’ve finally reached kickstand nirvana; for the first time ever, every bike in my stable (other than the folder) is outfitted with a double-legged centerstand. To top it off, 2 out of 3 actually have integrated kickstand plates. Today I received my third Pletscher Double from ThorUSA. This one replaces the Pletscher single that was on my Sam Hillborne.
As you can see, it’s a perfect fit on the Rivendell factory-supplied, integrated plate (many kudos to Rivendell for attending to this small, but important detail that’s overlooked on too many bikes).
The only black spot on all of this is my one bike that isn’t supplied with an integrated kickstand plate (I still haven’t figured out why Surly doesn’t supply a plate on the LHT). If you’re planning on mounting a Pletscher on a bike that doesn’t have an integrated plate, be sure to order a Deluxe Top Plate (below) to replace the stock tube crusher.