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Old 03-25-12, 04:19 AM   #1
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Recommend water bottle holder for Dahon Eco C6?

Hi, a friend of mine just got an Eco c6 and she would like to know what kind of water bottle holder would fit the bike.
She only plans to use Spring water bottle.

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Old 03-25-12, 04:28 AM   #2
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The metal bottle cages like this one can be sprung into shape to hold most bottles. You'll have to check that the bike has cage mounts: two 5mm tapped holes on the frame. If not, the Mwave clamp-on holder fits almost anything.
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Old 03-25-12, 11:46 AM   #3
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Thanks, her bike doesn't have the mounting holes. But I'm afraid the clamps aren't big enough. From my experience with bike lights, nothing fits on the dahon, their bars are too big.
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'Two Fish' offers a velcro strap on bottle cage, to mount on most anything ..
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Old 03-25-12, 11:56 AM   #5
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Velcro doesn't sound very secure though.
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My Brompton has these straps on the main tube. It allows to mount standard bottle cages.

http://www.kaboodle.com/reviews/elit...adapter--13201
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Old 03-25-12, 12:01 PM   #7
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That looks perfect! It's looks light and low profile. what is it made of?
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i have a couple of swagman to-go bottle cages (similar to the MWave) from MEC (http://www.mec.ca/AST/ShopMEC/Cyclin...ottle-cage.jsp). i rotated the clamps 90 and they mount on the handle post of my wife's Dahon Ciao, and on my Dahon MuSL. rotated back to horizontal, i can use them on my Jack.

they are okay for rides that are not too rigourous. and they hold our starbuck thermal cups well.

the problem i have found with trying to hold bottles that are not shaped with the little waist ridge, they will tend to slide up as you go over bumps. I have lost some rubbermaid and dasani water bottles going over bumps with not just these, but also with various aluminum holders.
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That looks perfect! It's looks light and low profile. what is it made of?
Mostly plastic ;-). It could be designed better but works well for me.

The one I used before was this one (also for large diameter tubes) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003LM22SC

BTW, you may want to check this http://nordicgroup.us/cageboss/ (NSFW)
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"nothing fits on the dahon, their bars are too big."

The Mwave fits 34mm seat tubes, downtubes, and oversize bar stems, let alone standard 25.4mm handlebars. Hope you haven't adjusted her brakes, yet. :-)

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these work fine on the handlebar post, clamps firmly.

i tried it in lower position just to see if will fit, and still clamped firmly - cannot yank it loose. but the lower position will interfere with the fold and not a good reach for my cup.
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Old 03-25-12, 04:38 PM   #12
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Thanks guys. I'll show her the links and see which one she likes.
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Klickfix has the Bottlefix which you can mount to the handlpost, handlebar, or seatpost. It takes garden-variety water bottle cages. Can be rotated in 90-degree steps:

http://www.velofred.com/product_info...roducts_id=317

There is also a version with a quick release, the Bottleklick:

http://www.velofred.com/product_info...roducts_id=318

These are only on my wish list, and I've not had a chance to use them firsthand.
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Velcro doesn't sound very secure though.
but when its pulled thru a fastex loop, like a pulley on a block and tackle,
and tight, then the velcro is stuck together .. it is pretty solid .

its not like you are anchoring a suspension bridge with it, it is just a bottle of water..

NB, the rubber H block keeps it from rotating.
and can be removed .. if it interferes with folded up size..

you can kludge with some of the Nylon cages, Cat Eye being one, [Bi-Fri stocks those.]
double stick tape between it and the frame tube , and zip ties pulled quite tight..

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http://www.thorusa.com/accessories/waterbottle.htm
actually the pic doesnt show the bottle but I will ship the bottle with it ... ( unless its out of the country where we ship without bottle to save a lot of freight .... )

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versatile bottle holders!

the clamp on bottle holder solved my coffee cup problem.


for the next 6-12 weeks have to settle for two crutches instead of two wheels (plus whatever rehab time)...
achilles snap. not caused by cycling but another sport related. and dang... spring just sprung, and i'm missing all this.

also have to put my Tern X30 purchase on hold. was planning to pull the trigger on that little toy next month.
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Old 03-30-12, 02:21 AM   #17
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LOL, sorry. Get well soon.
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I own a two fish water bottle with the cage velcro strap for a few years now. The velcro goes all around the tube with velcro left over and it holds really good. I use mine on my dahon piccolo d3 on the seat post and it does not move at all.
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