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    water-bottle cage on the handlebars

    i'm tossing around the idea of slapping a water bottle on my handlebars. anyone do this?

    looks like harris cyclery used to carry minoura's handle-bar mount, but not anymore. (says "out of stock forever" or something)

    so, anyone know where you can find/make a way to mount one water bottle on your handlebars?

    if i can't find anything pre-made i'm thinking of use p-clamps & some electric tape, but there's got to be a better way! fill me in, please.
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    Try bikeparts.com or ask at the LBS. I know there are a few designs out there. There's always ebay.

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    I'm a big fan of MacGuyvering stuff for my bike out of hardware store parts, but I think Topeak might have you covered on this one with this thing.
    If you have the space, I envision clamping it to your stem and angling it up to mount a cage near vertical on it.

    Either that or get a spare h'bar bag mount and rig up a way to mount a couple of bottle cages to it.
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    If you just want to go cheap on it; a conduit hanger, a joiner plate, and 5 minutes with a Dremel. You can make a quick and dirty (and really lightweight considering it will cost all of $1.50) bottle cage mounting bracket.
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    I put this on my wife's bike--she didn't have room for a second frame style cage. It needs some type of rubbery material between the metal "strap" and the handlebar to keep it from creeping but it will do for now.
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    I'll be hanging out at My favorite LBS today, he has a bunch of what you want just sitting in the corner. I'll see if I can get the product name for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supcom View Post
    forgot to mention, i've got that item on back-order from velo orange.

    but i've got a 400k brevet coming up this weekend, so i was trying to track one down before then. thx all!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DTSCDS View Post
    I put this on my wife's bike--she didn't have room for a second frame style cage. It needs some type of rubbery material between the metal "strap" and the handlebar to keep it from creeping but it will do for now.
    I use strips of old inner tubes for any application of that sort.
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    Minoura & VO

    I've used one of these from Minoura -
    http://www.bikemannetwork.com/biking/p/WC3101

    These VO clamps look nice & are only $4 -
    http://www.velo-orange.com/vohatowaboca.html
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    yeah i bought the minoura one just before the ride, and used it. (LBS had it after all)

    it was great to have, but my right hand is hurting a bit because of the lost hand position (my theory) after the 400k. my handlebars are too thick to mount it towards the center..

    but i think it'll work great on my other bike!
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    Using a handlebar mount you can modify your drinking to 'no hands'.
    Remove the plastic plunger in center of bottle cap. In the empty hole insert a plastic tube. Go to local hardware and get proper sized plastic tubing. Cut tubing long enough so all you have to do is bend your head down a bit to 'sip 'n ride'.
    Photo shows my double-bottle set-up on my racing bike.
    Been using this set-up since mid-1970s. Works great for me!
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