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Old 10-05-09, 05:39 PM   #1
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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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Yeah there is.




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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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I have two of these:





wish I had two of these:


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Ahhhh! Smart little monkey! May I steal your idea?
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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.
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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
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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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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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.
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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.
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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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The Velo Orange mount places the bottle too high on the bars to my eye.
That too.
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