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Old 06-11-05, 08:46 PM   #1
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Need new bottle cage...

My wimpy cages are not up to the task! Anyone got a favorite bottle holder?
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Old 06-11-05, 09:07 PM   #2
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Did they break did the bottle bounce out?
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Old 06-11-05, 09:25 PM   #3
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Did they break did the bottle bounce out?

Big Bottles Bounce Beneath Bike.

I'm using some cages I put on the shelf 10 years ago - probably put them there for the same reason I'm replacing them now.
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Old 06-11-05, 10:36 PM   #4
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Big Bottles Bounce Beneath Bike.

I'm using some cages I put on the shelf 10 years ago - probably put them there for the same reason I'm replacing them now.
If you are riding a road bike and the bottles are bouncing out, just use the MTB cages that have thicker tubing, You can bend them in a little too.
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I'm lloking at replacing my alloy cages with steel ones. I am sick of my bottles getting black and filthy and leaving grime on my jerseys from the alloy that rubs off on them. I have thought of dipping them in some sort of rubberised sealer, but I suspect replacing them with steel (or maybe even CF -- shock/horror) cages would be easier and cheaper.

So, that's my experience and recommendation.
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I'm lloking at replacing my alloy cages with steel ones. I am sick of my bottles getting black and filthy and leaving grime on my jerseys from the alloy that rubs off on them. I have thought of dipping them in some sort of rubberised sealer, but I suspect replacing them with steel (or maybe even CF -- shock/horror) cages would be easier and cheaper.

So, that's my experience and recommendation.


if you don't like the black lines get the steel ones. Or give up the cages altogether and get a camelbak or
some other hydration system
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Old 06-12-05, 12:25 AM   #7
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I think stainless steel is the way to go. I don't like the black marks either and have been using stainless steel for quite awhile and very happy. I have the Performance brand and they have held up very well and I've never had a bottle bounce out. Currently, they are on sale 2 for $19.99 which I think is a pretty good price.
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Forget metal. Glass reinforced nylon is the best: not the prettiest but the most effective. Look for one which holds the bottle in a complete loop.
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My wimpy cages are not up to the task! Anyone got a favorite bottle holder?
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plastic Cateye cages. I've got some that are 15 years old.
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I used have trouble with the cage bouncing out the bottle, until I started looping a thick elastic (I call them broccoli elastics - because they come with a head of broccoli) around the top of the cage and over the neck / top of the bottle. Works the charm. Comes free with an antioxidant.

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I posted somehting similar months ago, and now I am the proud owner of an eBay scored Blackburn "bomber" bottle cage, out of production for about ten years. Holds 1 1/2 liter water bottles, the kind most commonly available around the world.
HOWEVER! Topeak has started production of one that holds both 1 and 1 1/2 liter bottles.
Check it out: http://ridingbicycles.com/site/itemd...=39&sort=Price
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Cateye or Profile Design. I have both.

Profile Design also makes water bottle cages that slide onto your seat tube. It could eliminate the water bottle problem altogether.

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Try this for a greatcage Profile bottle cage original design.http://www.sjscycles.com/store/vIndex.htm
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