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Old 11-16-23, 03:45 PM
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Originally Posted by BertoBerg
I'm scared for this bottle cage.
I hadnít noticed the crack in the weld. Iíll replace the cage. I prefer the steel cage version anyway. Thanks!
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Originally Posted by Pcampeau
I hadnít noticed the crack in the weld. Iíll replace the cage. I prefer the steel cage version anyway. Thanks!
No problem! I just didn't want it to break and cause damage to you or that lovely bike.
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Originally Posted by rgvg
I use the King Cage bottle mounts on a few bikes--they're great and less expensive than the Tanaka version
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I got a pair of these on an old Stella I bought earlier this year (yes, the one that became the Smella).



I have no idea what they are. I tried them out on my Raleigh Professional tonight. They don't hold the cage as tight as they should. They've probably work well with more of a shim.

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Originally Posted by Andy_K
I got a pair of these on an old Stella I bought earlier this year (yes, the one that became the Smella).



I have no idea what they are. I tried them out on my Raleigh Professional tonight. They don't hold the cage as tight as they should. They've probably work well with more of a shim.
They go on cages like this one. I canít seem to recall the proper name of the cage but some are labeled ďSchwinn SprintĒ. In my opinion they look beautiful but theyíre not great cages or clamps. The springs are too tiny and fragile and the clamps need a cloth bar tape shim. I only have one clamp so I just use this cage as a prop.
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Have you considered handle bar mounts? I actually have much better pics but can't find them.

This is a Minoura cage mount that use two U bolts to attach to the bars and I put a double bottle attachment I got of the amazon. For some reason my '90 Bianchi Proto only came with one set. For a few years I a set of nylong Zefla band type mount but it left marks on the paint. This set up allows to carry two bottle or if I want a bottle and this GU can with my spare tube and levers




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Old 11-20-23, 10:49 AM
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5mm rivnuts. Purist might not like drilling their frames to install them, but you can install them anywhere as bottle bosses and rack mounting points. Installing them doesnít damage surrounding paint (other than the hole you drill for them). Metal clamps can also do a number on the paint, but I have to admit they maintain a vintage look as a vintage solution to a vintage problem.

The only place I havenít been able to use rivnuts is on the skinny top tubes on my mixte tandem. In that case I used the bottle cage mounts that came with cheapo Bell water bottle/cage combos sold in department stores. They have a Velcro strap mounting system (like the ones used to hold mini pumps in their bottle-cage mounts) that I can wrap around both of the top tubes. The bottle cage mounting holes are standard so you can attach your favorite cage to them.
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