Pete Imandt wrote (in response to Raoul):
I seem to recall that Schwinn had a purpose built tool for removing their kick stands. It compressed the spring while you extracted the steel stand. There must be some Schwinnites out there who still have that tool.
I have the tool in my collection. For Cirque 2003, I brought a big display board with a bunch of old bike tools mounted on it. Since then, most have been brought back into use, but the Schwinn tool is still wired to the board. You bring the bike, you can use the tool (of course). Huffies need not apply, he said snobbishly.
Of course, before I got the tool, we used to dismount them by carefully flexing the kickstand one direction or another until the retaining pin was loose and could be pulled out, but memory is dim on that.
McLean (Northern) VA