Pletscher ESGE on my Surly Long Haul Trucker

In addition to my G1 bike mount, I also recently purchased a Pletscher ESGE bipod kickstand. While this kickstand is usually raved about, there can be some difficulty installing it on a Surly Long Haul Trucker (LHT). Possibly the most elegant solutions are this custom bracket and this newer mount from Pletscher. However, I've had success with the standard bracket.

First, I wrapped the frame in two layers of innertube (which my local bike shop was gracious enough to give me for free from their collection of used ones) to protect the frame and finish. Then, I used a little blue Loctite on the bolt and slowly tightened it until I was able to torque the stand without the bracket twisting.

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