water bottle cage
My wife has a feminine bike with a small triangle (seat tube, top tube, and downtube). Originally, I fit two standard Performance Bike water bottle cages. However, bottles would fall out of the seat tube cage on a regular basis (once a month). In response, I bought a set of Cat Eye plastic cages that have a more snug fit. Only then did I realize the true culprit. The braze-ons are quite close to the bottom bracket. Consequently, the water bottle would rest on the downtube such that a jolt to the bike can dislodge the bottle.
What I need is a cage where the bottom lip--what supports the bottle from underneath--is close to the bottom slot for the braze-on. The lip on the Cat Eye cage is something like an inch underneath the bottom braze-on. If I can find one where that distance is something like a quarter of an inch, I think that a bottle can fit in the area. I would also prefer a plastic cage since they don't seem to leave marks on the bottles.
Thanks for your help.
stainless cages dont leave marks either, and they dont look like junk like plastic cages do. a nitto cage wouldnt launch your bottle, but those are pricey. cheap, but aluminum fix: american classic cages have movable mounts for the brazeons...