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    DIY handle bar water cage mount

    Its a rough prototype and will still be kinda clunky but it does the job, made it out of an old SunTour stem mounted shifter, I figure I'll cut the unwated pieces off of the mount with a Dremel to get it a bit cleaner looking, although I think it will still look....clunky. Oh well, just thought that popped into my head.










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    Interesting. There has to be a much more streamlined solution though.
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    K2ProFlex baby! ilikebikes's Avatar
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    Yeah there is.




    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    There's this, but they can be expensive. I'd be embarassed to tell you what I paid.

    Old + French = $$$


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    I just bolted my cage to the reflector mount.

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    K2ProFlex baby! ilikebikes's Avatar
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    I have two of these:





    wish I had two of these:


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    K2ProFlex baby! ilikebikes's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by CACycling View Post
    I just bolted my cage to the reflector mount.
    Ahhhh! Smart little monkey! May I steal your idea?
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikebikes View Post
    Yeah there is.




    That's very nice. Did you fab that yourself? If so, did you make that bend with a shop-made tool, or do you have access to actual fab equipment?

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    looks like you could do it with not much more than a drill and a pair of pliers....and a way to cut that metal strip....dremel, tin snips, cutting torch


    could you adapt this?

    http://www.velo-orange.com/rackstrut.html

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    Why would you buy that for $3.75 to adapt when you could just buy this for $4?



    http://www.velo-orange.com/vohatowaboca.html

    I know folks on C&V are cheapskates, but seems like an awful lot of work to save a quarter.....

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    ^^^I have avoided that route personally, because it looks overengineered. Something with about half the bulk would seem sufficient to my eyes. Maybe I should get a couple and grind them down to something that looks less out of place on a vintage bike.
    Last edited by USAZorro; 10-06-09 at 09:33 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikebikes View Post
    Ahhhh! Smart little monkey! May I steal your idea?
    Absolutely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CravenMoarhead View Post
    looks like you could do it with not much more than a drill and a pair of pliers....and a way to cut that metal strip....dremel, tin snips, cutting torch


    could you adapt this?

    http://www.velo-orange.com/rackstrut.html
    I was just commenting on how perfect the bend appears to be. If that was done with pliers, I'm impressed.

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    Problem with the store bought clamp is it's off center. Doesn't look right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CravenMoarhead View Post
    looks like you could do it with not much more than a drill and a pair of pliers....and a way to cut that metal strip....dremel, tin snips, cutting torch
    I just made a similar temporary adapter to attach a PB Superflash to a Blackburn rack, and I've been on the lookout for a discarded kitchen sink so that I can make one in stainless.

    A piece of sheet metal, tin snips, a drill, and a file are all that's needed, though access to a nice hydraulic shear would be much easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbonamici View Post
    That's very nice. Did you fab that yourself? If so, did you make that bend with a shop-made tool, or do you have access to actual fab equipment?
    not mine, found it on the interweb.
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Quote Originally Posted by GV27 View Post
    Why would you buy that for $3.75 to adapt when you could just buy this for $4?



    http://www.velo-orange.com/vohatowaboca.html

    I know folks on C&V are cheapskates, but seems like an awful lot of work to save a quarter.....
    If you read the orig add for this you'll be surprised to read that it does need adapting for use on drop bars.
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    K2ProFlex baby! ilikebikes's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by CACycling View Post
    Absolutely.
    Thank you kind sir.
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    There's also this one by Minoura, although it doesn't exactly look vintage.

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    The Velo Orange mount places the bottle too high on the bars to my eye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtdrop View Post
    The Velo Orange mount places the bottle too high on the bars to my eye.
    That too.
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