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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by NormanF View Post
    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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    +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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by VintageTrek85 View Post
    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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