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Old 06-12-12, 05:31 PM
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best handlebar water bottle cage mount?

I am looking for some advice on the best way to mount a water bottle from from handle bar. I have a single water bottle mount using a braze on frame attachment. I have been carrying a second water bottle in my back jersey pocket. I plan to ride a upcoming Century ride in Utah - expecting a hot and dry ride, and I find the second water bottle in my jersey pocket uncomfortable during long rides. I would like to find a good water bottle attachment for a second bottle from the handle bar.

Any advice or pictures would be appreciated.
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Something like this: http://problemsolversbike.com/blog/c..._and_in_stock/ and the alike will work: handlebar water bottle cage mount

I don't have experience with any of these products though.
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Old 06-12-12, 05:44 PM
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They have many to select from on ebay. There're some that are only the handlebar clamp, from $1.59 shipped, or some have both cage and clamp, from $3.99 shipped. Those were just the cheapest ones from China/Hong Kong, but there are many of better quality.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=...2132&_catref=1
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Old 06-12-12, 06:00 PM
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I have the exact same problem. Have a century coming up and only 1 mount on the bike I want to ride. I'm going a slightly different route and using this handlebar bag.
http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...7_10000_200349
I tested it last weekend and I can carry 2 full bottles plus a few other items without any problems.
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Old 06-12-12, 06:08 PM
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I put this one on the handlebars on my son's trail-a-bike for the longer rides:
http://www.wayfair.com/Nirve-Sports-...d=FR49-NIR1124

It works well and he has not dropped a water-bottle yet.

Though I picked it up at a local bicycle shop instead of the store linked above.
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Old 06-12-12, 06:34 PM
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Look for something like this (produced by Specialized in the early 1980s) on eBay:

There are contemporary versions available:
http://www.cambriabike.com/shopexd.asp?id=48920
http://www.campmor.com/topeak-handle...ge-mount.shtml
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Perhaps not today's best way, but I like the ones I have managed to find, these ones going on my 1939 CCM "Road Racer"...



And this one mounted on my sixties something PX10...
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Old 06-12-12, 06:44 PM
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Some of the aftermarket bar mount adapters for regular bottle cages will work but are less than elegant. Most vintage ones are generally quite pricey and their attachment points often need to be adapted to modern bars and stems. TA Specialties made a solid one that is very nice and can sometimes be found on eBay for around $50. If this is a one time thing then I would just go with a Camelback. If you are looking for a long term solution try to find the TA cage.
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Velo Orange has one like the ProblemSolver's except in silver for about $4. http://store.velo-orange.com/index.p...age-mount.html
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I like the Minoura Handlebar mount.

http://www.bicyclehero.com/us/minour...andle-bar.html
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I found this one in a pile of random parts a while back. Dont know the brand.

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I like the Minoura ones, but they and most of the handlebar mounts don't seem to fit anything over 26.0

Here is apic of the older Minoura mount. It is pretty nice but it gets in the way when trying to unwrap your powerbar or trying to recap your chapstick.



This is a mount from a cheap Bell cage I got at walmart or target. I seems OK and really keeps the bottle out of the way.






This is a Double Minoura and allows you carry a little something to keep you warm on a chilly days.

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Old 06-14-12, 08:36 AM
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Thanks to everyone who replied and shared pictures. I am leaning towards getting the older Minoura mount, which has a nice classic look.

Bianchigirll, enjoyed seeing your pics of the double mount with the flask! Great idea!
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