How do I fix my Beach Cruiser's kickstand?
My beach cruiser has a loose kickstand and I'm not sure what tool to use to tighten it. It seems like a quick fix. What tool(s) should I use?
Yes, this should be a quick fix. It comes down to the type of kickstand you have and the type of bolt it uses to attach to your bike.
Most clamp-on style kickstands look something like this. Follow this procedure:
Some bicycles have a built-in kickstand plate. (Look for a flat piece of metal welded between the chainstays down near the bottom bracket shell, right behind where the cranks attach to your bicycle frame). Bikes with a built-in kickstand plate don't need the clamp-style kickstand shown above. Instead, you will need a kickstand that looks something like this.
These kickstands typically attach using a shorter allen head bolt. So you'll need an allen wrench (usually 8 mm, but could be 10 mm or even 14 mm) to attach this style kickstand to your bike's existing kickstand plate.
Hope this helps!