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Old 12-11-07, 12:23 AM   #1
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What are the aftermarket options for bike frames that don't have water bottle mounts?

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can be found on perfomance, etc. or just zip-tie some bottle cages or get the bottle cages that attach anywhere.

i only posted the above picture because i own one and love it for long road rides and stuff.
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Hose clamps or duck tape.

Saddle cages as well.
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THIS PAGE covers most of the options out there.

Personally, I like the TwoFish option because it's easy to swap from bike to bike, if you're into that sorta thing.

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Zip ties can't really hold a water bottle cage. It'll slip back and forth, and eventually drop down the tube. Your bike shop should have some fixes, but hose clamps are cheap and work as well as anything else.
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ack, i meant hose clamps, not zip-ties. my bad.
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i use a hose clamp with a piece of old tube under it to protect the frame.
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Hose clamps work great.
But, these work better im my opinion...
http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...%20Accessories

I have two bottle cages attached to my Bareknuckle frame with these..they don't slip; nor do they mess up the paintjob like hoseclamps do.
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I double sticky taped (3M thick kind) and used two zip ties. Held on very well for 2yrs. When time to remove it took off zip ties and then had to work at it to pry apart the DST. Held up in both high heat and rain.

The reason I took off the holder was I had a friend who had a rivnut tool. Drilled out two correct size holes in steel frame and rivited in the threaded inserts. That works great too.

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Sounds like a very good reason to add another bike to the herd.

I've used the hose clamp and old tube with good effect and no damage to the powder coat. Jersey pockets and camel backs also work well.
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I prefer the Minoura rear saddle mount:

http://www.trisports.com/midocasamo.html

It also leaves room for a small saddle pouch.
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Throw away your Chrome bag and get a Camelbak.
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I have the twofish quick cage. I mostly use it to hold my battery which fits in a water bottle cage. It' hangs very nice from the top tube.

I tried it on the seat tube once, and it started to slip. A little electrical tape below it would solve that problem.
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Drill two holes and put in riv-nuts.

My boss made a drilling guide out of scrap metal and we strap that on the tube when we need to drill for bottle bosses. Then we take a punch and put an indent into the tube. Then drill, usually 1/4". The pop in a riv-nut. Though buying the riv-nut tool might not be worth it for yourself. Best go to a shop to have them put the riv-nuts in.
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