I purchased a kickstand because the first one came apart while riding and could not be recovered. I was not "tough" on my kick stand, but the bottom screws on, and apparently had come loose and came off while riding. Unfortunately I didn't notice while riding what the noise was from. When I got where I was going and tried to set the bike up, I went to find it and could not discover where it was lost and had to order a new one. I'm hoping for better luck this time, but I definitely tightened that screw.