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Old 05-21-18, 05:43 PM
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Water bottle holder

Any recommendations for a water bottle holder for a bike without the 2holes for the screws for one? Any help would be greatly appreciated
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Old 05-21-18, 06:27 PM
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Rear bag off the seat & post if you have the space.
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Old 05-21-18, 06:47 PM
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Here's one possibility..

https://www.walmart.com/ip/M-Wave-Qu...&wl13=&veh=sem
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Old 05-21-18, 06:52 PM
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The frame isn't a great place, really. I like handlebar mounts.

for me, more the issue is the bottle. I just use the shop container. I like the look of alloy cages but they're not very flexible. Far better are the wrap around plastic/carbon ones - they'll hold anything from a can to a bottle of wine.
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Old 05-21-18, 06:53 PM
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Handlebar water holder:
https://www.amazon.com/Lumintrail-Ha...70_&dpSrc=srch
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Old 05-21-18, 08:13 PM
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I've used duct tape & tie wraps to mount the holder.
Duct tape now in many colors
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Old 05-21-18, 08:21 PM
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Depending on your bike's frame material, most good LBS's can drill busses to attach a water bottle cage if you choose traditional frame placement.
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Old 05-21-18, 09:01 PM
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I've just bought one of these
https://www.evanscycles.com/bontrage...mount-EV166519

It didn't like the fact the handlebars narrow and with just tape under the clamp worked lose, I found some rubber I hadn't used from a bike bell and put that round the handlebars 1st and it seems to be holding fine.

The Topeak was the alternative I looked at and with hindsight maybe slightly better.
Topeak Cage Mount | Chain Reaction Cycles
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Old 05-21-18, 09:12 PM
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Following the evanscycles link above, I came across this option as well (that I'm actually considering myself now):
https://www.evanscycles.com/elite-vip-bottle-cage-clamps-EV242878

Or there's always zip ties.
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Old 05-21-18, 10:36 PM
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You can use rivnuts. I highly recommend the type that requires a notch. Of course you have to have a notch cutter. It can be done with a ratvtail file. Tools at Browns' tools. Google aviation tools.
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Old 05-22-18, 05:16 AM
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Its hard to find one cuz of the way the fram is shaped. Its for my sons bike. Its a mongoose mountain bike with shocks in the front and in the middle part of the frame. So its kinda thick also. I would post pictures but Im not allowed to on here yet due to the newbieness of my account.
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Old 05-22-18, 07:43 AM
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The ones that come to mind for me are the Two Fish Quick cage adapter Twofish Quick Cage Adapter | Jenson USA or the SKS bottle cage adapters...there are two, one that will go around any round tube including seat/handle bar, the other, another take on the Two Fish idea. https://www.greggscycles.com/product...128/?rb_br=441
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Old 05-22-18, 08:29 AM
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Had one of these, worked well on the downtube https://www.rei.com/product/873462/t...tle-cage-mount
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Old 05-22-18, 08:45 AM
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I've used this on a Schwinn Suburban. A bit tricky to install but very solid afterward:
Minoura Lightweight Extra Bottle Cage Holder





And this on an aluminum framed bike with huge tubing. Much easier install, but I had to add a bit of bar tape underneath to prevent it rotating out of position.
Twofish Quick Cage Adapter XL



Both did the job.
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Two Fish water bottle holder.
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Old 05-22-18, 02:05 PM
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I looked for a long time and ended up getting this one by SKS. Very happy with it.
https://a.co/6sTzbUD
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I got this one and like it. It stays put better than I'd suspected it might, even over some mildly uneven pavement. It grips the bottle lightly, though, so may not be good for off-roading.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...f_rd_i=3403511
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Originally Posted by MAK View Post
Depending on your bike's frame material, most good LBS's can drill busses to attach a water bottle cage if you choose traditional frame placement.
Say what?

Can you tell me about a bike shop that does this? I'd like their phone number.
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Old 05-22-18, 04:31 PM
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Say what?

Can you tell me about a bike shop that does this? I'd like their phone number.
It begins with 00-1-44- ... if you want the rest of the number let me know but I'm not sure you'll like the shipping cost and back to this side of the pond
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I have used these and are very happy with them: DMR Hinge Clamps. Just like down tube cable stop clamps for converting older bikes to brifters, these clamps essentially allow you to add screw bosses anywhere on the main tubes of your frame. Use them on my '85 Miyaya Two Ten to add a second bottle cage.

From CainReactionCycles: DMR Hinged Clamp | Chain Reaction Cycles

You can use hose clamps,etc but I think these look much better.
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Old 05-22-18, 08:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Bat56 View Post
Say what?

Can you tell me about a bike shop that does this? I'd like their phone number.
Since I'm in Delaware and you're in Minnesota, I gather that you doubt me. If not, it's a long drive for a $35.00 procedure that took 15 minutes. I had it done on a steel bike by the shop owner. The shop was called Wooden Wheels and it closed a few months ago. The mechanics started a new shop under the same name doing only service and repair. I would think that they still do it.

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Originally Posted by Bat56 View Post
Say what?

Can you tell me about a bike shop that does this? I'd like their phone number.
Sorry for the duplicate. The site won't let me delete the second.

Since I'm in Delaware and you're in Minnesota, I gather that you doubt me. If not, it's a long drive for a $35.00 procedure that took 15 minutes. I had it done on a steel bike by the shop owner. The shop was called Wooden Wheels and it closed a few months ago. The mechanics started a new shop under the same name doing only service and repair. I would think that they still do it.

405 New London Road
Newark, DE 19711
302-368-2453

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Originally Posted by Witterings View Post
I've just bought one of these
https://www.evanscycles.com/bontrage...mount-EV166519

.., I found some rubber I hadn't used from a bike bell and put that round the handlebars 1st and it seems to be holding fine.

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That's one of the reasons you hang onto old inner tubes.

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Originally Posted by Bat56 View Post
Say what?

Can you tell me about a bike shop that does this? I'd like their phone number.
Since I'm in Delaware and you're in Minnesota, I gather that you doubt me. If not, it's a long drive for a $35.00 procedure that took 15 minutes. I had it done on a steel bike by the shop owner. The shop was called Wooden Wheels and it closed a few months ago. The mechanics started a new shop under the same name doing only service and repair. I would think that they still do it.

405 New London Road
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Originally Posted by AlexanderLS View Post
Cut some old tube for shim, then use some zip ties. If you properly tighten any generic water bottle cage onto those shims, it should hold just fine.

If you are a cyclist who has no zip ties, GET THEM!

EDIT: The wider zip ties are better and more reliable for attaching things to your bike. Skinnier zip ties degrade fairly quickly in comparison.
Home Depot has a good selection of zip ties.
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Another cage yo might want to look at is the Zephal cage and mount. Bottles & Cages ? Zfal USA I haven't used these but Zephal is a solid company and I suspect they are worth the price.

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