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    Not really tech, but I don't know where to put it...

    So I bought a water bottle to go on my bike, but my bike doesn't have pre-drilled holes to mount a bottle cage. The cage came with these 2 flimsy metal pieces and 2 nuts and bolts.

    How do I mount it, do I have to drill holes?

    BTW, My bike is a Supercycle Hooligan (Don't laugh, I didn't buy it for real mountain biking, just as a way to get around and lose some weight. )

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    how bout one of these?

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    I use one of these:

    Zefal Gizmo Clamp (usually $5)

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    +1 on the Zefal Gizmo clamps-

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    You use the two flimsy metal pieces and screws like you would use a hose clamp. It looks kind of like the Zefal picture above when put together with a bottle cage. If the clamps you got do not reach around the down tube then you will need to use someting like the seat mount pictured or a handlebar mount(ask at a shop for a handlebar mount for a bottle cage) You can also go with a CamelBak or similar. More water and a place for your other stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev.Chuck
    You use the two flimsy metal pieces and screws like you would use a hose clamp. It looks kind of like the Zefal picture above when put together with a bottle cage. If the clamps you got do not reach around the down tube then you will need to use someting like the seat mount pictured or a handlebar mount(ask at a shop for a handlebar mount for a bottle cage) You can also go with a CamelBak or similar. More water and a place for your other stuff.
    I tried that, but the pieces don't fit around the bar.

    I'm going to go to a bike shop here, and look at those Zefal Gizmo Clamps.

    Thanks for the help guys
    Last edited by Matt08642; 05-19-07 at 08:20 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt08642
    I tried that, but the pieces don't fit around the bar.
    Go to AutoZone and buy a pair of hose clamps that will fit your bike tubeing.

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    +1 on the hose clamps and +1 on the camelback

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch
    Go to AutoZone and buy a pair of hose clamps that will fit your bike tubeing.

    Or go to wal-mart (or similar) and buy some velcro strips from the craft section, and make your own Zefal-alike. But the hose clamps will be easier to make permanent.
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