0. I have a bike with Xpedo pedals, and no kickstand
1. I would rather have my bike stand while I go buy some satay, but I didn't want a stand attached permanently to the bike
2. I also have lots of aluminium tubes left over from other projects
Bike stand must be light, easily carried in a backpack next to my lock, easily attached and removed,
Step 1: Material and Measurements
I am using 16mm OD aluminium tubes. The ID can be between 10 to 12mm. You need two measurements from your pedal; the width, and depth. My Face Off pedals are about 80mm in depth and height. You will also need to measure the distance between the edge of the pedal and the ground when your bike is at a stable resting position. For my bike, it's about 10cm.
Cut and mark your tube. For my pedal/bike, the measurements are 75mm, 100mm, 80mm, 100mm and 75mm (pedal depth, distance to ground, pedal width, distance to ground, pedal depth)
You should file down any shape edges right after cutting. You don't want sharp edges later when you start bending the tube.