Saturday, 7 March 2009
The Topeak 'Flashstand Slim'.
Last week I mentioned the centre stand that I had just fitted to my Revolution Tourer. This week I would like to show you another stand that I have recently acquired-this time for my Felt Z-series road bike. I really like this bit of kit. When it is folded up it is not much larger than a cereal bar and doesn't weigh much more than one either. It is designed to slip easily into the rear pocket of your cycling jersey when not in use and it is supplied with it's own 'velvet like' bag as shown in the photograph. The blurb on the packaging tells you all:-'This pocket-sized wonder slips easily over the crank arm to hold bikes upright on most flat surfaces. Fits 700c road bikes with Shimano Dura-Ace, Ultegra or 105 crank-arm'. The stand is really well finished with a highly polished surface that is total bike bling !! A really classy well made item that solves the problem of what to do with your bike when you take a break when out on a ride. I hate having to lean my road bike up against a wall or laying it down on the ground where it could get damaged. With the Flash Stand these problems should be a thing of the past.