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Old 08-19-03, 11:05 AM
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What are these fittings for?

I am a relatively new rider. My daughter in law has a Trek Calypso. There are two fittings as shown in the picture. I would like to know what they are.

Also for a bike without fittings for a water bottle what suggestions for mounting a bottle.

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Old 08-19-03, 11:11 AM
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If I am looking at your picture right, that is a braze-on for a rear rack.

It also looks like you have braze-ons for a water bottle cage on the seat tube of that bike.
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Originally posted by RegularGuy
If I am looking at your picture right, that is a braze-on for a rear rack.

It also looks like you have braze-ons for a water bottle cage on the seat tube of that bike.
I will check the back fittings tonight.

Unfortunately, the picture is a man's style. There are no bottle fittings on the woman's style.

Thanks for the help.

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There are a number of ways to attach a water bottle to a bike without braze-ons. There are brackets that fit behind the saddle, various kinds of straps, bands and "temporary braze-ons", brackets that attach to the handlebars and even cages that attach with velcro straps.

Check out this thread for a pretty good discussion of the topic.
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You can also get a Two-Fish Water bottle cage. It's a double U-shaped piece of rubber that holds a bottle cage and wraps around a section of tubing. It works pretty well. It's great for putting a water bottle wherever you might need one. I bought it for my wife's bike. We were doing a 12-hour race and the baton was a water bottle that you had to carry on the bike. Well, my wife's bike ONLY had a single bottle cage and she needed that for her water.

I'll try to find a link with a pic.

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It's on that thread I linked to.
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Here it is: http://www.twofishunlimited.com/bike.html

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I think you will need to use a bracket type adapter. The reason there are no mounts for a water bottle on the women's frame is that there probably is just not enough real estate there to fit a bottle. Otherwise, I like the rivnut idea best.
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It looks as if it has mounts for a waterbottle already.
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