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Old 01-23-18, 07:44 PM
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Got another older Trek (1991 1200)questions

I am eyeing a second Trek. I really like it but it only has one bottle cage. Is getting a second cage going to be tough?

And the bike is missing the screws where the cage would go, are the screws going to be tough to find?

Lastly with the holes, should worry about rust/damage from water?

I have a 1991 Trek 850 with the red crackle paint, so getting a yellow road bike with the crackle would be cool.
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Old 01-23-18, 07:55 PM
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Screws are not a problem. Any signs of rust issues? I am looking at a similar bike, at the price being asked I am trying to remain calm, think it through before jumping all over it. Have been on the lookout for a +1 as it is. My wife will go nuts, in her buying one last weekend, I ended up with a bike in that deal. Now I am already looking at another. BTW-I only own two bikes now.
If clean, donít sweat the bottle cage, go for it!
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Old 01-23-18, 08:05 PM
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Bottle cages are a dime a dozen. If only one mounting location, you can get clamps for a water bottle.
Why would there be rust issues with an aluminum frame?
5mm bolts in stainless available at Ace HW.


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Screws are not a problem. Any signs of rust issues? I am looking at a similar bike, at the price being asked I am trying to remain calm, think it through before jumping all over it. Have been on the lookout for a +1 as it is. My wife will go nuts, in her buying one last weekend, I ended up with a bike in that deal. Now I am already looking at another. BTW-I only own two bikes now.
If clean, don’t sweat the bottle cage, go for it!
If its that cheap, overthink it and you will lose out.
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Old 01-23-18, 09:58 PM
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The bottle cage mounts should be standard 5mm x 0.8mm thread. If for some reason you can't find metric thread bolts, SAE 10-32 bolts will also work.
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