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Do you carry anything else in your 2nd bottle cage?

Old 02-26-16, 08:51 AM
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Do you carry anything else in your 2nd bottle cage?

Assuming you have two with water in one. I know some always pack 2 water bottles, but for those that don't, do you use the 2nd for something else in an old bottle? Tools, candy bars, pet gerbil?
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Old 02-26-16, 09:17 AM
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1 water, 1 gatorade.
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Old 02-26-16, 09:48 AM
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Battery for my hidden motor.
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Old 02-26-16, 10:17 AM
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I have an Abus Bordo folding lock, in it's pouch, on the water bottle boss pair,

On the set on the top tube of my Bike Friday, instead of a bottle cage.
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Old 02-26-16, 10:29 AM
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2nd bottle cage, tool bottle with tool, and tire kit. 3rd cage mount a compact pump. 4th cage mount, nothing.
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Old 02-26-16, 10:34 AM
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Used to have a multitool, couple of CO2 cartridges, levers, etc, in a water bottle. I'd move it between bikes. With only one bike, it's easier to carry that stuff in a saddle bag.
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Old 02-26-16, 10:34 AM
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Old 02-26-16, 11:06 AM
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Another water bottle. With spare tube, flat repair kit, multi-tool, gloves.
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Old 02-26-16, 11:12 AM
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Used to carry a gerbil, but on a longish ride his grip slipped ... even a $200 Mips helmet wouldn't have helped.
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Old 02-26-16, 12:11 PM
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Old 02-26-16, 03:30 PM
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My little variation, I have the bottle cage wrapped in a kind of webbing fabric to hold loose stuff when there's no bottle there. It doesn't bounce out.
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Old 02-26-16, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by 1nterceptor View Post
Another water bottle. With spare tube, flat repair kit, multi-tool, gloves.
Ditto
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Old 02-26-16, 04:23 PM
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I have two bottle mounts in the main triangle, with a water bottle in one and my Bordo folding lock attached to the other. I have another water bottle on the lower mounting position, with a spare inner tube, patch kit, and tools in it. I have another water bottle holder on my right fork and when I need to carry two water bottles, that's the one I use for the second.
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Old 02-26-16, 04:30 PM
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Water and gatorade. Going to work it's coffee and water.
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Old 02-26-16, 04:51 PM
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Originally Posted by bargeon View Post
Assuming you have two with water in one. I know some always pack 2 water bottles, but for those that don't, do you use the 2nd for something else in an old bottle? Tools, candy bars, pet gerbil?
A second water bottle for rides over 2 hours. Air on rides under.
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Old 02-26-16, 04:58 PM
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On my touring bike I usually have two with water and a third with fuel (at least when touring). On my road bike I only have one cage and that gets water (the second set of braze ons aren't properly spaced) and on my fixed gear I have one water bottle cage and one little bag which I keep tools and spare tube in (it was super cheap and I actually find it quite useful now that I have a different commute)
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Old 02-26-16, 05:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Drew Eckhardt View Post
A second water bottle for rides over 2 hours. Air on rides under.
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Old 02-26-16, 05:44 PM
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Am I the only average height person riding a bike? So jealous of you folk with another cage mounted on the seat post. I can't fit another bottle there. I would drink 2 bottles even on an hour ride if I had another cage. I drink a lot of water.
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Old 02-26-16, 05:56 PM
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I have three cages. Both of the ones on the down tube (one on top, one on bottom) carry water bottles. The one on the seat tube carries my bear spray in the kozee, pictured below. This is only when I'm on tour. I carry it for protection against dogs as well. If I'm riding local the bottom down tube cage remains empty.

The photo of the bear spray kozee isn't my bike but a generic photo from REI showing what the bear spray kozee is.

The other photo showing the three cages is my bike. I didn't have mounts on the bottom of my down tube so I used 6 zip ties to hold it on. Hasn't failed me yet.

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I'm also a water in one Gatorade in the other.
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Water in one, gatorade in the other and a compact pump as well

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Old 02-27-16, 04:55 PM
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
I have an Abus Bordo folding lock, in it's pouch, on the water bottle boss pair,

On the set on the top tube of my Bike Friday, instead of a bottle cage.
Ditto.
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Old 02-27-16, 05:15 PM
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