This is the final, working version of the Rolling Jackass Center Stand in use on Bettie 2.0. The stand has been modified through a series of prototyping changes to fit a Nuvinci drivetrain. The stand should work as well with Nexus and Rohloff or any other internally-geared system or gears.
The stand works just like a motorcycle center stand. It parks the bike and provides a very stable platform for loading, unloading, and just sitting, sipping a brew. Up front in the cockpit, there’s a level to release the stand, pull the bike back, and up onto the legs.
Available from Rolling Jackass – website coming soon – the stand retails for $375.00. We’re considering a Hugga edition. Let us know in comments, if you’re interested.
More from the Bike Hugger Photostream.
A reader tipped us to Freeman Transport, hand-built, steel S&S frames:
We are hand-building bikes here in Missoula, Montana. All steel with S and S couplings. The frames break in half and fit into a bag. They can be checked on airplanes with no extra charge. One simple tool to put them back together. Ride to and from the airport. We designed these bikes for leaving the mountains to get some culture and hang with our friends in the city. Right now we are only making fixed gears. No brakes, No cables, No mess. Bikes come with a bag for travel. We’ll also make some product.
Freeman Transport is working in a niche and using blogs and social media to market to it. Very nice.