On a tour last year I saw a bicycle propped by its top tube using a clever aluminum device. I couldn’t remember the name until I did some research this year. The device is a Click-Stand® and once I rediscovered it I ordered one so that I would have it for my tours this year.
Click-Stand® is made to order since there are many variations in frame geometries and measurements. The web site explains how to measure your frame. It is offered in two models, the Mini for lighter rigs and the Max for fully loaded touring bikes. It folds like a tent pole and you can select a four, five, or six segment model in one of several colors. The stand comes with bungee brake bands, used to apply the brakes so the bike doesn’t roll and fall down. My choice was the six-segment Max in black because I wanted to have the shortest folded length and I like basic black.
The Click-Stand® web site is very clear on the measurement technique and on all of the available options. A twist for me is that I have drop bars with bar end shifters. The brake bands need to be shipped un-assembled for bar end shifters because the cables make it impossible to get pre-assembled bands around the brake levers.
If you are opposed like I am to kick-stands, you will like the Click-Stand®. It is thoughtfully designed and well made. They are inexpensive IMHO: my black Max lists at $41 on the web site as of 18 June 2016. Mine was shipped quickly and I’m a very happy owner.