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Old 05-19-07, 06:56 PM   #1
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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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Old 05-19-07, 07:08 PM   #2
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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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Old 05-19-07, 07:32 PM   #4
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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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Old 05-19-07, 08:09 PM   #6
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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.
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

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Old 05-20-07, 06:46 AM   #7
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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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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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