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    Rhythm is rhythm max5480's Avatar
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    Salsa anything cages or simple bottle cages on forks with no bosses?

    As the title explains, I want to get more weight on the front of my bike without having to use a front rack and was wondering if people were attaching bottle cages or Salsa's anything cages to the front fork using old tubes and hose clamps or cinch crimps to attach them. Even a couple full water bottles up front seems worth it, but the versatility of the anything cages would also be tits. Thanks for the advice and post pictures if you got them please!
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    Quote Originally Posted by max5480 View Post
    As the title explains, I want to get more weight on the front of my bike without having to use a front rack and was wondering if people were attaching bottle cages or Salsa's anything cages to the front fork using old tubes and hose clamps or cinch crimps to attach them. Even a couple full water bottles up front seems worth it, but the versatility of the anything cages would also be tits. Thanks for the advice and post pictures if you got them please!
    I have seen folks mount cages with hose clamps and they seemed pretty solid. Never done it myself. Do be careful though because if you hit something and they shift into the spokes it could be ugly.

    On my MTB with flat bars a bar roll works well. On my road touring bikes I have use the little tiny Nashbar front rack and set a big heavy handlebar bag on that. It worked pretty well for me.

    Before I got into going crazy light. I went with front panniers and the tent on the rear rack. That was with a lightish load (22 pounds of gear and bags plus food and fuel) and small panniers. For that amount of gear I really like that setup pretty well. I think I would still like it even if I needed to carry another 8 or 10 pounds, but a bit more might go on top of the rear rack then.

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    Rhythm is rhythm max5480's Avatar
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    ya i'll probably just try it out anyway... just thought i'd ask if anyone had any tips for securing and durability.
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    R&K, Klick Fix has band on bottle cages.. .. yea there are bottle cages that strap on
    just fine with Hose clamps..

    I still have some of American Classic's babd mounted bottle cage, around here
    in a Bin Somewhere , they were tidy.. if tube was 9/8" Steel frames , non OS.

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