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sageo3000 08-21-10 05:35 PM

attaching water bottle cage
 
attaching water bottle cage to frame with silicone.

bad idea?

10 Wheels 08-21-10 05:37 PM

Yes.

Look in here:

http://www.nordicgroup.us/cageboss/

thompsonpost 08-21-10 06:31 PM

It WILL fall off, and possibly into something that's spinning.

TurbineBlade 08-21-10 06:33 PM

I do this all the time:

Get a medium-sized couple of hose clamps and cut 2 pieces of old tube to protect the paint, viola!

Works like a charm.

thompsonpost 08-21-10 06:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TurbineBlade (Post 11329889)
I do this all the time:

Get a medium-sized couple of hose clamps and cut 2 pieces of old tube to protect the paint, viola!

Works like a charm.

I did that on an old Continental. It worked for seven years.

TurbineBlade 08-21-10 08:08 PM

Seven? Damn, I've only had mine running for .....well, 1.5 years now I think.

If I got seven I'd be pretty content and probably would just replace the clamps after that ;).

thompsonpost 08-21-10 08:29 PM

The fork fatigued and broke first. I parted the bike out. Paid $20 for it. It was a mid or early '70's model Continental, yellow. Put a sliced off piece of inner tube between the cage and the seat tube. Never thought twice about it. Seven years, true story. The frame had no mounting holes for cage screws.

fietsbob 08-21-10 11:36 PM

So silicone caulk + hose clamps on an appropriately shaped bottle cage.. [gotta have tabs sticking out ,
to go under them hose clamps,
or you add a step. making what you have into something you need.
screwing thru another piece of aluminum, say with some flat head screws,
to attach to the cage..
then the extra bit, sticking out... will have a hose clamp worthy anchor point.

a bodge worthy of the name.


Oh and look at 'two fish 'company's rubber and velcro attached water bottle cages
they work, and are a quick install..

thompsonpost 08-22-10 06:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fietsbob (Post 11331057)
So silicone caulk + hose clamps on an appropriately shaped bottle cage.. [gotta have tabs sticking out ,
to go under them hose clamps,
or you add a step. making what you have into something you need.
screwing thru another piece of aluminum, say with some flat head screws,
to attach to the cage..
then the extra bit, sticking out... will have a hose clamp worthy anchor point.

a bodge worthy of the name.


Oh and look at 'two fish 'company's rubber and velcro attached water bottle cages
they work, and are a quick install..

I wouldn't use silicone. A piece of inner tube will give you the buffering. Silicone will just be a mess before and after it cures. Not worth it.

thompsonpost 08-22-10 06:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TurbineBlade (Post 11329889)
I do this all the time:

Get a medium-sized couple of hose clamps and cut 2 pieces of old tube to protect the paint, viola!

Works like a charm.

A viola? What for?

steve0257 08-22-10 07:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thompsonpost (Post 11331607)
A viola? What for?

It's smaller than a cello

TurbineBlade 08-22-10 07:20 AM

Yeah, and less hillbilly than a fiddle. ;)

thompsonpost 08-22-10 07:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by steve0257 (Post 11331636)
It's smaller than a cello

I am a musician, so I do know what a viola is, but am curious as to how it applies to a bike. Does someone play it in the room as you repair the bike? I'm so totally out of contact.

Retro Grouch 08-22-10 10:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thompsonpost (Post 11331748)
I am a musician, so I do know what a viola is, but am curious as to how it applies to a bike. Does someone play it in the room as you repair the bike? I'm so totally out of contact.

Yes. I'm surprised that you haven't encountered that before. Here in Missouri all of the classier bike shops - each and every one - have a string quartet playing in the shop to soothe and entertain the mechanics. Why do you suppose that bike shop tune ups cost as much as they do?

cehowardGS 08-22-10 10:28 AM

Same topic, but a dumb question.. here goes..:)

Are the screw holes on the frames/downtube for the water cages on all bikes standard? If so, what size screws?

thompsonpost 08-22-10 10:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Retro Grouch (Post 11332221)
Yes. I'm surprised that you haven't encountered that before. Here in Missouri all of the classier bike shops - each and every one - have a string quartet playing in the shop to soothe and entertain the mechanics. Why do you suppose that bike shop tune ups cost as much as they do?

Wow. I do all of my tuning, so I guess I've missed a lot. I gotta git owt moar.

steve0257 08-22-10 11:00 AM

You carry the viola so you can have music on the longer rides.

fietsbob 08-22-10 11:24 AM

for installed water bottle bosses they are threaded standard is ..

5mm x.8mm thread per mm.




NB 2fish makes a strap on bottle cage , just buy that and skip the kludge.

Vwa La.!

TurbineBlade 08-22-10 12:52 PM

Quote:

Here in Missouri all of the classier bike shops - each and every one - have a string quartet playing in the shop to soothe and entertain the mechanics.
I'm calling BS! I lived for 8 years in the Camdenton area and went to school in Springfield, and even worked in a shop there. We mostly listened to the Mars Volta and Radiohead. ;)

cehowardGS 08-22-10 06:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fietsbob (Post 11332535)
for installed water bottle bosses they are threaded standard is ..

5mm x.8mm thread per mm.




NB 2fish makes a strap on bottle cage , just buy that and skip the kludge.

Vwa La.!


Thanks much. :beer:

I will pass on the strap on for now.. :)

wahoonc 08-22-10 06:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thompsonpost (Post 11329929)
I did that on an old Continental. It worked for seven years.

Did it on a whole host of bikes over the years, Varsinentals included.

Aaron :)

thompsonpost 08-22-10 06:23 PM

I've been looking for a Varsinental, like, since for like for ever, like. Dood.

2manybikes 08-22-10 06:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fietsbob (Post 11332535)
for installed water bottle bosses they are threaded standard is ..

5mm x.8mm thread per mm.
NB 2fish makes a strap on bottle cage , just buy that and skip the kludge.

Vwa La.!

The twofish cages move around. They move even worse if they get wet.

wahoonc 08-22-10 06:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thompsonpost (Post 11334347)
I've been looking for a Varsinental, like, since for like for ever, like. Dood.

Not hard to find at your local co-op...if you have one ;)

Aaron :)

thompsonpost 08-22-10 07:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wahoonc (Post 11334438)
Not hard to find at your local co-op...if you have one ;)

Aaron :)

You know it was sarcasm, right? Like :thumb:


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