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Old 04-08-11, 02:59 AM
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How do I carry my Starbucks???

So I'd like to ride up to the Starbucks and get an overpriced latte in a paper cup. How do I carry it back on my bike without putting the drink in some thermos/sealed container? Does anyone make a general drink holder that mounts to the handlebars?
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Old 04-08-11, 04:08 AM
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Simple.... just buy one of these ...It can be situated in front or behind the handlebars...

I don't recall the name of it...but i'll post back later in the day with the name


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Old 04-08-11, 04:24 AM
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Ah, sweet. That looks like exactly what I need.
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Old 04-08-11, 05:21 AM
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My wife has the same one.
Canadian Tire page for it - Everyday Traveler cup holder

(Disclaimer: I work there, but you can look for the brand - no Canadian Tires in Georgia anyway )
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Soma makes a coffee cup holder: http://www.somafab.com/morningrush.html. The site says that it's not intended for paper cups, though, so use at your own risk! I seem to recall another member talking about this very holder and saying that he had to wrap a rubber band around the cup to keep it from bouncing out while going over bumps.
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Old 04-08-11, 05:41 AM
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Or you could go for the more elegant option. Fits a bagel too if you are hungry or a 6-pack on fridays.
P.s. please click on the "features" link to see the cupholder.
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Have you tried just putting it in one your water bottle cages? As long as the coffee is covered and you are not running over huge bumps, I've had success with that. The best part is that you can try for free.
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Old 04-08-11, 07:08 AM
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Target (and others) carry an adjustable cage - has a rubber strap. Mounted upright or with a handlebar mount you should be in good shape.

When I hit the coffee shop I just hand them my insulated bottle and have them put the coffee in that. They usually pour some hot water in it first to bring the bottle temp up.
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Old 04-08-11, 07:33 AM
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I get a grande drink in a venti cup and put it in the standard bottle holder on my bike. Works well.
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Old 04-08-11, 07:36 AM
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Gotta keep my water bottle in my bottle cage. But it's all good...that Canadian Traveler Cup Holder looks good.
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Don't they give you a discount if you bring your own thermos?

Just looked it up:

Reusable Cups
Reducing the environmental impact of our cups depends on the success of two interrelated efforts: developing recyclable cup solutions and dramatically increasing our customers’ use of reusable cups. A lot of our customers are also working to reduce their own environmental impact even as we are. To help them help us, we offer a 10-cent discount in the U.S. and Canada to encourage customers to use their own reusable mugs or tumblers for their beverages. Customers staying in a store can also request that their beverages be served in a ceramic mug. Every paper cup saved helps keep our forests intact. (Learn more about deforestation from our friends at Conservation International.)
http://www.starbucks.com/responsibil...ment/recycling

So get yourself a travel mug designed for cycling, and ditch the paper. If you drink Starbucks every day, the discount would pay for the mug in under a year.

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I had the Soma cup and holder. It ended up in the trash. The inside of the cup was plastic. It also bounced out of the holder regularly (didn't think about the rubber band trick) and eventually the plastic bottom broke off.

Too bad. It was kind of expensive for what it was.

I have put the paper cups in my bottle holders. It works if you are careful. You may have to clean dried coffee off of your bike later.
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I have the name. Its from a company called FELT. Check out the link below:

http://2009.feltracing.com/09-catalo...up-holder.aspx
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I just carried it in my hand and drank as I was riding.
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Take a look here.

http://bicyclecoffeesystems.com/
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Originally Posted by JPprivate View Post
I get a grande drink in a venti cup and put it in the standard bottle holder on my bike. Works well.
Originally Posted by BlueRaleigh View Post
Gotta keep my water bottle in my bottle cage.
I gots me one of those Deluxe bikes with two cages. One for Joe, one for H2O.
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Old 04-08-11, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by daijoubu2k8 View Post
I just carried it in my hand and drank as I was riding.
Thats not a good idea, considering you never know when you will have to break, balance, or turn with both hands. Would you ever drive an entire route with a cup in one hand, if your car had no cup holder? Same thing...
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Originally Posted by macteacher View Post
Simple.... just buy one of these ...It can be situated in front or behind the handlebars...

I don't recall the name of it...but i'll post back later in the day with the name


I got one of those at Target for $5. My brake cables get in the way, though.
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Old 04-08-11, 07:55 PM
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Do your planet a favor. Bring a reusable insulated bottle.



Klean Kanteen makes a 20oz insulated bottle that holds 20 ounces, and still fits in a bike cage. If you purchase the Cafe Cap, it's the perfect cap for coffee sipping after you get to work.

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Old 04-08-11, 09:52 PM
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I agree with the others saying a Thermos is the best solution.

I don't sip coffee on the bike, but I bring coffee to work daily (to avoid having to drink Folgers) in a thermos. I throw it in my trunk bag though.
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Hold it in one hand while holding the handlebar with the other.

Was watching a guy come out of Starbucks yesterday performing that same maneuver on a B-Cycle (a bike share bike). He handled it pretty well. Of course, B-Cycles are very upright bikes.
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I bought a metal cup with screw on lid and sturdy sipper from Starbucks that fits snuggly in my normal bottle holder. Works well
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I got a Trek Soho insulated coffee flask .. that fits in a normal waterbottle cage,
The one on the seat tube is upright enough,
the mid section is necked town to fit under the hook in many Bottle cages
so won't bounce out

Will also hang in one of those handlebar mount rings also, as shown in #2.
Got it from the LBS, a Trek Dealer..
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If you have space at the office, you could brew it yourself also. A french press or pour over brewer doesn't take up much space but does require you to have ability to boil water.
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