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Old 02-26-23, 12:13 AM
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Gazelle e bike bottle cage

Ok, this is not an epic one.

My wife just got a Gazelle e-bike. She wants a bottle cage. There’s none on the frame. The bike shop suggested a handlebar mounted one but she tried one and doesn’t like it. On the down tube is the battery. On the seat tube would get kicked on stepping through the step-thru. Where would you put one?

Im thinking the fork, right now, but there are no holes on it, as you’d expect from a suspension fork.

Incidentally the fork basically doesn’t move. It’s arranged like an old Headshok but I haven’t dug into it, either research or literally. It’s an upgrade from the pogo stick fork on the lower model but it’s hard to see how.


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I guess, since she wants a bottle cage, that she does drink while riding? But in case she doesn't, would she object to putting it on the rack with a bungie holding it on? Or maybe a "behind the seat bottle cage" such as Amazon.com : Triathlon Bike Accessories Under Saddle Bottle Holder Dual Water Bottle Cage Mount - Behind Seat Mount Only (Cages NOT Included) : Sports & Outdoors
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It might work OK mounted very high on the sear tube, under the nose of the seat.

OTOH bikes of this type are generally used for short (in time) rides, ie. commutes or errands. Your wife should be able to go without water for a while. Or can carry some kind of flask on the rack along with the other stuff.
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty
Im thinking the fork, right now, but there are no holes on it, as you’d expect from a suspension fork
I would have her try grabbing at an imaginary bottle off the fork while riding before buying anything. Can be very tricky for some people to maintain their balance. I know you said she didn't like the handlebar mount but what about mounted below the stem and on the rider side? There are strap-on and clamp on mounts/cages that would work for this.
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seat stay.

​​​​​​https://bikepacking.com/index/add-cage-mounts-bike/
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Unfortunately the older stuff didn't come with mounts their newer bikes thanks to feedback generally have mounts and they are using belt drives finally so no more ridiculous full chain case which makes any maintenance impossible and getting a flat is a big kerfuffle (though it does do it's job keeping you from touching the chain or getting caught up in it). I would probably look for a triathlon behind the saddle mount or get a trunk bag with a bottle holder.

The fork isn't a bad idea it is basically a rigid fork with a uni shock at the top so would be easy to Rivnut at your local dealer who is versed in it or if the bike is used or out of warranty completely and you know how to do it. But if under warranty I would caution against it. I also hate unbalanced loads and want easier access to bottles.
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Didn't think of it before, but how about a jersey which could hold a water bottle in the back pocket(s), or a hydration pack: Amazon.com : women's hydration pack
In case anyone reads this, and wonders about taste in a hydration bladder, minty denture tablets dissolved in the bladder works if you notice a "plasticy" taste. Of course, rinse it out good afterwards.

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