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Old 01-07-11, 02:47 AM
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Got a bike bottle with bits and pieces but don't know how to attach

Hi i got a bike bottle with all these bits and my bike doesn't have the screws or thread to attach to. There are the tie things included with this bottle but i am just not sure as i have never seen the things with the hooks before.
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Old 01-07-11, 03:52 AM
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So you've got two tire levers (those things with hooks), a water bottle cage and water bottle in your pic. The tire levers aren't gonna help with your H2O bottle mounting issue.

Get a two-fish water bottle cage and attach to stem or seatpost.
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Old 01-07-11, 04:00 AM
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Oh

Oh he he yes i saw some levers like this when i had another bike recently that needed tyres changed and they used some levers that look like this. I think i got confused as these have the threads for screws in the same place as where a bottle water cage would attach. Ok so will probably have to use the black ties that i didn't photograph to attach the cage to the frame. Or maybe the underside of the basket....thanks so much :0)
Ah i see ...i googled that frame...might try the straps/black ties for now and get the frame maybe later :0)
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I found a way. I wedged the cages bracket in the wire basket on the back of the bike :0)
I was also digging around in the pockets of the bag that holds the battery and there were heaps of tools including tyres levers ...all new. Ah a spare set will never go to waste :0) I am loving this bike more and more :0)
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It's hard to tell from the pic (a little blurry), but are those "tire levers" really tire levers? They look like they have a couple of screws through them at about the right spacing to line up with the mounting screw holes on a bottle cage. Do they somehow wrap around the frame and one end hooks on the other to make a way to mount the bottle cage?
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I think you're going to regret that mounting when the bottle leaks.
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tpelle-yes i thought something like that too. My camera is new and i haven't worked out how to get better close up shots even though i am using macro. There were also two cable ties in the package.

slcbob-So i should make the bottle upright. OK will do that :0)
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Old 04-13-11, 07:56 AM
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Ok

I found the solution

I used some kind of clamping thing that are apparently used to clamp rubber hoses in cars. This is the best spot i could find on the bike
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Yep, hose clamps were the way to go. That's what we used before people drilled holes in the frames for water bottles.
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Ahhhhhhh he he. I just realised it took me months to figure this out. I think i had to get a few other things out of the way so my brain could remember i had heaps of this that i found in the street. They are so useful for so many things. I had no idea they are used in cars til i watch my neighbours nephew tinkering in his car a few times recently. Then a light bulb went on :0)
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