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Old 08-17-09, 12:30 AM   #1
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Vintage blackburn usa Water Bottle Cage

I have a 1985 Trek 420. It currently has a blackburn usa stainless steel water bottle cage on it. I was searching for a second matching one to put on the seat tube. Does anyone know where one can be found?
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Old 08-17-09, 12:36 AM   #2
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Please post a picture. Thanks.
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Blackburn used to sell a cage for big water bottles. The only company that sells one like it now is Topeak.
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Old 08-17-09, 01:03 AM   #4
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Blackburn used to sell a cage for big water bottles. The only company that sells one like it now is Topeak.
I think Minoura too.
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Stainless steel? I have a black anodized aluminum Blackburn cage on my 84 Peugeot




which I bought for it back when it was brand new, so we're definitely talking about the same period, but I don't remember them selling a stainless steel version. You sure it's stainless and not clear anodized aluminum?

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Old 08-17-09, 05:35 AM   #6
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+1 Every vintage Blackburn cage I have found has been aluminum, including the ones that came stock on a 1983 Trek 620 (with a matching rack) and a 1984 Trek 520.
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I have some red and white ones, for sure, maybe some other colors as well.
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I have an non-anondized straight up plain old fashioned Aluminium one...

I'd be willing to sell it...
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We're talking about....vintage....waterbottle cages, now??
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You know what, it probably is aluminum. I just saw that it wasn't colored and for some reason assumed that. My bad.
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Here it is.
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I had one Blackburn on my '84 760, but didn't find a match. I took the non-matching one back off before I sold the bike.
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You can find them on ebay. I find them on bikes I pick up to flip. I usually replace them with a nice generic bottle holder, unless the bike has a matching rear rack. Then I leave them.
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VO has ale cages that are very similar not sure if they are stainless
Also see if you can find King Stainless cages they are nice and of the same air

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Here it is.
Nice looking Trek. I have a black one but I don't think that's what you have in mind.

You could always just buy two Planet Bike holders - they're about $7 each and look pretty generic.
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Blackburn still manufactures cages. Stainless steel and aluminum in 4mm and 5mm thickness. Check your LBS. I bought one this Spring for $5.
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