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    attaching water bottle cage

    attaching water bottle cage to frame with silicone.

    bad idea?

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    Last edited by 10 Wheels; 08-21-10 at 05:40 PM.
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
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    It WILL fall off, and possibly into something that's spinning.

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    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.
    Cyclist, angler and aquarist

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    Quote Originally Posted by TurbineBlade View Post
    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.

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    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 .
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    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.
    Last edited by thompsonpost; 08-21-10 at 08:34 PM.

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    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..
    Last edited by fietsbob; 08-21-10 at 11:39 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TurbineBlade View Post
    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thompsonpost View Post
    A viola? What for?
    It's smaller than a cello
    We have met the enemy and they is us.

    Pogo

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    Yeah, and less hillbilly than a fiddle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve0257 View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thompsonpost View Post
    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?

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    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    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.

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    You carry the viola so you can have music on the longer rides.
    We have met the enemy and they is us.

    Pogo

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    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.!
    Last edited by fietsbob; 08-22-10 at 11:29 AM.

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    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.

    I will pass on the strap on for now..

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    Quote Originally Posted by thompsonpost View Post
    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.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thompsonpost View Post
    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by wahoonc View Post
    Not hard to find at your local co-op...if you have one

    Aaron
    You know it was sarcasm, right? Like

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