You could also use an appropriately sized boxend wrench for the same function, unless the pin is REALLY worn.
Jim Allen the CycleSmiths San Marcos, CA 92069
HM & SS Sachs wrote:
> 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
> 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
> harvey sachs
> McLean (Northern) VA