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Old 07-27-20, 02:50 PM
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rosefarts
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The old water bottle dilemma.

Same story, different characters.

1986 Spectrum, almost showroom nice, has one water bottle.

Anyway, I thought it would be pretty cool to do a century on it, since the previous owner never did. All good bikes deserve to have someone suffer as part of their story, told or not.

So my plan was to enter a sponsored ride and just use the aid stations. We know how well that's going this year...

So water bottles in the pockets? I've done a single middle for long distances before and it's fine. Not so sure about more than that though.

Handlebar mount? The bike is 80s, not 60s, seems out of place.

Seat-tube has a Zefal hp X3 that has been on the bike since it was new. It's perfect there but is too short for the top tube. I'd rather not ditch it. If it did fit, I'd get a nice clamp on adapter and polish it silver. No pump peg on the bike anyway.

Behind the seat? It's not a tri bike. At all.

CamelBak? No.

Wife meet me every 35 miles with snacks and a fresh bottle? I'm guessing no.

I'd like to do a country open road type of thing, there might not be enough convenience stores to just fill up when I'm thirsty.

Kind of a dilemma since I'm not psyched on any of the ideas.
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