Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Touring Have a dream to ride a bike across your state, across the country, or around the world? Self-contained or fully supported? Trade ideas, adventures, and more in our bicycle touring forum.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-12-09, 06:27 PM   #1
vja4Him
Biking 4 Life
Thread Starter
 
vja4Him's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Modesto, California
Bikes: 27-speed Surly Long Haul Trucker, 2009; 18-speed Mongoose Switchback (1990); 21-speed Electra Townie (2008)
Posts: 666
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Methods for Attaching Water Bottles ...

What are some different methods for attaching water bottles? I'd like to avoid drilling holes in the frame on my Electra Townie.
vja4Him is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-09, 06:33 PM   #2
GeorgeBaby
Senior Member
 
GeorgeBaby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Austin, TX
Bikes: 1986 Hujsak, 2005 Bike Friday NWT, 2008 Robert Beckman, Thorn Nomad MK2, Bacchetta Giro 26
Posts: 319
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
This has come up before, check out some of these links

attach water bottle cage?
http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/accessories.html#bottles
http://www.nordicgroup.us/cageboss/
GeorgeBaby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-09, 07:29 PM   #3
robow
Senior Member
 
robow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 2,733
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 55 Post(s)
Go to this link:

http://www.bicycleluggageracks.com/

Then look half way down the page for this link title below. Best summary I've seen

Adding Water Bottle Cages to Bicycles without Braze-Ons

Last edited by robow; 01-12-09 at 07:35 PM.
robow is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-09, 07:38 PM   #4
10 Wheels
Galveston County Texas
 
10 Wheels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: In The Wind
Bikes: 2010 Expedition, 03 GTO
Posts: 29,894
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 303 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by vja4Him View Post
What are some different methods for attaching water bottles? I'd like to avoid drilling holes in the frame on my Electra Townie.
__________________
[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)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI
10 Wheels is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-09, 07:40 PM   #5
recklesscogniti
Senior Member
 
recklesscogniti's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 74
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I know a lot of people frown upon using quick-ties for attach water bottles, but I had nothing else to work with being from Korea, so I rigged up to bottle cages on my Surly Nice rack. Since I'm touring, being super aerodynamic is not a major concern for me. I will add a velcro support strap to the water cages to make sure they don't slip out on bumps. I've been riding with them for a while and have had no problems, I just slipped a piece of rubber between the pieces and it fit very snuggly.











Love the hideous blue bottles. I will also be adding a Minoura handlebar cage to the right side of my bars, I wanted to add the dual center cage, but my handelbar bag mount gets in the way. My goal is to have 7 bottles in all, 6 for water and 1 for camping fuel.
recklesscogniti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-09, 09:12 PM   #6
DukeArcher 
Senior Member
 
DukeArcher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Bikes: Thorn Nomad S+S, Trek 520 - 2007 (out on loan), and a crap Repco MTB
Posts: 604
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
reckless, that looks excellent, I may copy that idea!
__________________
Sparsely updated blog
DukeArcher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-09, 10:18 AM   #7
Bekologist
totally louche
 
Bekologist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: A land that time forgot
Bikes: the ever shifting stable loaded with comfortable road bikes and city and winter bikes
Posts: 18,025
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
here's a bottle mounts in line with the fork, secure even on gravel roads and fast descents, added some bungies as added retention but don't use them anymore.

four bottles of water, one for fuel, and a water carrier to strap on a rack when lots of water is needed.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg roadclosed.jpg (97.9 KB, 53 views)
File Type: jpg fivebottlecages.jpg (57.8 KB, 70 views)
Bekologist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-09, 09:18 PM   #8
Boston Commuter
What, me hurry?
 
Boston Commuter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Boston, MA
Bikes: Rivendell Atlantis, 1987 Peugeot Iseran mixte
Posts: 235
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bekologist View Post
here's a bottle mounts in line with the fork, secure even on gravel roads and fast descents, added some bungies as added retention but don't use them anymore.

four bottles of water, one for fuel, and a water carrier to strap on a rack when lots of water is needed.
Ooo, Bekologist, that looks great. This would be a great arrangement for the mixte I'm setting up for touring -- because of the frame shape, it has only one set of bottle bosses.

Please, can you describe how your attached the cages to the low-riders? Thanks!
Boston Commuter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-09, 01:01 AM   #9
recklesscogniti
Senior Member
 
recklesscogniti's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 74
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I just swapped out my inner-frame cages with Topeak Modula XL cages, they hold 1.5 liter bottles and are massive! They didn't fit together because of their size, so I messed around with the installation and got it to work by only attaching the front cage on the upper boss, placing a piece of rubber under the rest of the cage. Then I strapped a support quick-tie to the top to keep it from slipping. Works great. Then I moved those old cages onto my front Surly Nice Rack very similarly to Bekologist. The Surly Nice Rack has a flared tip on the back end of the rack which serves as a great vertical support post when securing cages. I also have SKS fenders on and the support beams on those fenders keep the water bottle cages from getting into the spokes. I simply installed some quick-ties to keep it on the rack and this weekend i will buy a couple of those screw-in clamps to keep it stable.

Here are some photos:




recklesscogniti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-09, 06:36 PM   #10
vja4Him
Biking 4 Life
Thread Starter
 
vja4Him's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Modesto, California
Bikes: 27-speed Surly Long Haul Trucker, 2009; 18-speed Mongoose Switchback (1990); 21-speed Electra Townie (2008)
Posts: 666
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Water Bottle Cage on my Surly Nice Front Rack

What a great idea! Thanks Reckless! I just installed my extra water bottle cage on my front Surly Nice rack. Now I need to get another water bottle cage for the other side. Maybe I'll install an extra large water bottle cage that will hold a 1 liter bottle!


Quote:
Originally Posted by recklesscogniti View Post
I know a lot of people frown upon using quick-ties for attach water bottles, but I had nothing else to work with being from Korea, so I rigged up to bottle cages on my Surly Nice rack. Since I'm touring, being super aerodynamic is not a major concern for me. I will add a velcro support strap to the water cages to make sure they don't slip out on bumps. I've been riding with them for a while and have had no problems, I just slipped a piece of rubber between the pieces and it fit very snuggly.











Love the hideous blue bottles. I will also be adding a Minoura handlebar cage to the right side of my bars, I wanted to add the dual center cage, but my handelbar bag mount gets in the way. My goal is to have 7 bottles in all, 6 for water and 1 for camping fuel.

Last edited by vja4Him; 04-07-09 at 06:57 PM.
vja4Him is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-09, 06:39 PM   #11
vja4Him
Biking 4 Life
Thread Starter
 
vja4Him's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Modesto, California
Bikes: 27-speed Surly Long Haul Trucker, 2009; 18-speed Mongoose Switchback (1990); 21-speed Electra Townie (2008)
Posts: 666
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Water Bottle Cage on my Surly Nice Front Rack

Here is another view of the water bottle cage I've installed on my Surly Nice front rack:


Last edited by vja4Him; 04-07-09 at 06:58 PM.
vja4Him is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-09, 06:43 PM   #12
vja4Him
Biking 4 Life
Thread Starter
 
vja4Him's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Modesto, California
Bikes: 27-speed Surly Long Haul Trucker, 2009; 18-speed Mongoose Switchback (1990); 21-speed Electra Townie (2008)
Posts: 666
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Innovative !!!

Very innovative! Wonder if I will still be able to have the water bottle cages on my Surly Nice front rack, when I get my Ortlieb panniers ... ???

Quote:
Originally Posted by recklesscogniti View Post
I just swapped out my inner-frame cages with Topeak Modula XL cages, they hold 1.5 liter bottles and are massive! They didn't fit together because of their size, so I messed around with the installation and got it to work by only attaching the front cage on the upper boss, placing a piece of rubber under the rest of the cage. Then I strapped a support quick-tie to the top to keep it from slipping. Works great. Then I moved those old cages onto my front Surly Nice Rack very similarly to Bekologist. The Surly Nice Rack has a flared tip on the back end of the rack which serves as a great vertical support post when securing cages. I also have SKS fenders on and the support beams on those fenders keep the water bottle cages from getting into the spokes. I simply installed some quick-ties to keep it on the rack and this weekend i will buy a couple of those screw-in clamps to keep it stable.

Here are some photos:




vja4Him is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:00 PM.