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    Water Bottle Cage

    I just finished my road bike project and I want to put a couple of water bottles on it but there are no bolts to mount the cages too. This may be a noob question but I dont know what the best way to mount them are. Any idea would be helpful. Thanks

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    I like mine on the handlebars
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    how do you attach yours to the handlebars?

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    Minoura and i think Zefal make a couple of different bottle mounts that strap to handlebars, seatpost or frame tubes. Check at your local Bike Shop ( LBS ) see if they carry something.

    Like this

    http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/SubCate..._200277_200287

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    An ugly but functional solution is to use hose clamps to hold the cage(s) to the frame tubes, with pieces of inner tube underneath to provide grip and protection for the paint.
    I'll eat it first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Danw View Post
    I like mine on the handlebars
    same here, i use a twofish bottle cage, i can velcro it any where i want, but my favourite spot is the handle bar
    http://www.twofish.biz/bike.html
    and i can always swap it around to put a large cup of coffe for the morning commutes
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    There are also old "Bottle Cage Clips" for this problem which do exactly the same things as hose clamps would, but lighter. I found some in a bin in the back of the shop today, made by Blackburn.
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    I use this on my road bike and it works well.

    Minoura has a similar product but it clamps to the saddle rails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yellowbeard View Post
    An ugly but functional solution is to use hose clamps to hold the cage(s) to the frame tubes, with pieces of inner tube underneath to provide grip and protection for the paint.
    I've had good luck using zip ties, but you've got to get 'em tight.

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    I had some Zefal clamps a few years ago that were great. but I have looked around for them and can't locate any. profile makes this thing for behind the seat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis View Post
    I've had good luck using zip ties, but you've got to get 'em tight.
    4th hand tool works well for this, if you have one for your cables

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis View Post
    I've had good luck using zip ties, but you've got to get 'em tight.
    I've never tried it but I'm surprised that zip ties hold well enough. Personally, I've used screw-type hose clamps. They're not very expensive and they can be tightened to hold better than is necessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    I've never tried it but I'm surprised that zip ties hold well enough. Personally, I've used screw-type hose clamps. They're not very expensive and they can be tightened to hold better than is necessary.
    Yup, I was surprised too. I used 2 ties on each cage tab which means 4 per cage. It's fine for carrying water bottles but, yeah, they'll move a little if you push hard on 'em. My old Fuji is black, so black zip ties become nearly invisible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis View Post
    Yup, I was surprised too. I used 2 ties on each cage tab which means 4 per cage. It's fine for carrying water bottles but, yeah, they'll move a little if you push hard on 'em. My old Fuji is black, so black zip ties become nearly invisible.
    I've been using zip ties with a small piece of inner tube underneath, that little bit of "squeezability" makes alot of difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juggler2 View Post
    I've been using zip ties with a small piece of inner tube underneath, that little bit of "squeezability" makes alot of difference.
    True. If I remember correctly, I used something...possibly cork cut from gasket material.

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