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Old 06-29-20, 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Metieval
A few of my friends stop and take pictures, I started doing that and well I realized just how much I missed by never stopping. No Foul in stopping for a drink or for picture taking. Or just to simply give new perspectives of life.

thanks for posting the Widefoot, looks like a good option for some rides.
I've stopped to see it, real missing when you don't stop
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Old 06-29-20, 04:11 PM
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Also 29 grams: https://www.amazon.com/CAT-EYE-Bike-.../dp/B07BRGZ3S7

Definitely not as aero though. Also, the Bontrager cages sometimes come in red, which will make you faster.
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Old 06-29-20, 05:19 PM
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Originally Posted by BlazingPedals
I like carbon cages. They're light, hold well, don't bend, and don't put black marks on my bottles. But I usually spend about $15 apiece, not $50-80.
See, I like black marks on my bottles, and big scratches too. All beat up, as long as they hold water. Reminds me that I ride.
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Old 06-29-20, 06:54 PM
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Originally Posted by roskobosko
I have not but I think I will need a hydration pack type solution for the MTN bike after losing a water bottle riding my hybrid on a paved path yesterday trying to catch a couple of E-Bike riders. I passed them in some curves and they left me in the dust on a hill. I chased them for 5 miles but could never quite catch up. I went to get a drink at the end of a 27 mile, 1,100 ft ride, no water bottle in sight LOL, at least it was the end of the ride.
I understand. I recommend the CamelBak hydration pack.
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Old 06-29-20, 07:38 PM
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Originally Posted by spelger
See, I like black marks on my bottles, and big scratches too. All beat up, as long as they hold water. Reminds me that I ride.
a scratched up bottle is also easier to grip with sweaty hands.
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Old 06-29-20, 08:35 PM
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I use two they were $5 dollars each. Zefal I think is the brand. Have had them for at least 3 years and use them with 32oz insulated hydroflask. (The cage on the down tube is a Blackburn carry all). As I'm sure you can tell from my picture I dont care about weight.
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Old 06-29-20, 09:24 PM
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Originally Posted by roskobosko
I have not but I think I will need a hydration pack type solution for the MTN bike after losing a water bottle riding my hybrid on a paved path yesterday trying to catch a couple of E-Bike riders. I passed them in some curves and they left me in the dust on a hill. I chased them for 5 miles but could never quite catch up. I went to get a drink at the end of a 27 mile, 1,100 ft ride, no water bottle in sight LOL, at least it was the end of the ride.
That's why I use only King cages. I used to race when very few of us had support handing up water bottles. A lost bottle could sabotage a race. Hence I used only the reliable TA caged (this was the '70s. King hadn't started yet). After TAs were no longer available in the US market, I went through a string of cages that broke or shed bottles until I learned of King. The Kings. being quality metal and welds, can be bent to customize the retention.

(And a story on TA and their cages - long after they stopped marketing to the US, mostly because everyone wanted lighter and sexier, TA kept making their steel cages because the lesser known professional riders in Europe insisted. The riders who work their butts off for their team leader, then fall back to just finish inside the time limit. If they lose a bottle on a bumpy mountain descent, they may be cooked and still suffering the next day when they arew supposed to suit up and do it allover again. 40 extra grams of bottle cage to then is peanuts. Losing a bottle long after the team car has gone miles up the road could cost them next year's contract.)

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Old 06-30-20, 03:01 AM
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Originally Posted by 79pmooney
That's why I use only King cages. I used to race when very few of us had support handing up water bottles. A lost bottle could sabotage a race. Hence I used only the reliable TA caged (this was the '70s. King hadn't started yet). After TAs were no longer available in the US market, I went through a string of cages that broke or shed bottles until I learned of King. The Kings. being quality metal and welds, can be bent to customize the retention.

(And a story on TA and their cages - long after they stopped marketing to the US, mostly because everyone wanted lighter and sexier, TA kept making their steel cages because the lesser known professional riders in Europe insisted. The riders who work their butts off for their team leader, then fall back to just finish inside the time limit. If they lose a bottle on a bumpy mountain descent, they may be cooked and still suffering the next day when they arew supposed to suit up and do it allover again. 40 extra grams of bottle cage to then is peanuts. Losing a bottle long after the team car has gone miles up the road could cost them next year's contract.)

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so are there other advantages to Ti cages over SS other than weight? Do Ti bottles hold tension better than SS?
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Old 07-02-20, 05:03 PM
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So I took the time to steal my Cateye Carbon cages from my road bike for my Gravel bike. 17.2 gram! only weighed 1, should have weighed both.

installed them, added my half frame bag, and.... Well that was dumb! I need side load cages!
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Old 07-02-20, 10:12 PM
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr
You dont want to add weight to the bike because it was expensive, but then you say it doesn't matter.

Really- what is your point in all this?
It's bike forums.

What's the point of anything really? Other than being a weenie of course.
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Old 07-02-20, 10:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Thruhiker
I use two they were $5 dollars each. Zefal I think is the brand. Have had them for at least 3 years and use them with 32oz insulated hydroflask. (The cage on the down tube is a Blackburn carry all). As I'm sure you can tell from my picture I dont care about weight.
what are the seattube and downtube covers for?
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Old 07-02-20, 10:49 PM
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Originally Posted by roskobosko
Cage for a single bottle $50, I have decided to just stick a bottle in my pack, fanny pack, or jersey. https://www.rei.com/product/152999/b...er-bottle-cage
But you get free shipping. FREE SHIPPING!!!
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Old 07-03-20, 12:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Metieval
so are there other advantages to Ti cages over SS other than weight? Do Ti bottles hold tension better than SS?
I've never used the ti cages but from what I've heard, it's a toss between the materials as far as holding the bottles.
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Old 07-03-20, 01:36 PM
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr
what are the seattube and downtube covers for?
looks to me like it might be one long bag for tent poles or maybe a fishing pole or something
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Old 07-03-20, 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by roskobosko
Cage for a single bottle $50, I have decided to just stick a bottle in my pack, fanny pack, or jersey. https://www.rei.com/product/152999/b...er-bottle-cage

I bought one from Walmart for $5 and looks just as nice, made out of plastic.
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Old 07-03-20, 06:50 PM
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Originally Posted by jay4usc
I bought one from Walmart for $5 and looks just as nice, made out of plastic.
Should be pretty light too!
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Originally Posted by roskobosko
Should be pretty light too!
I dont do any racing so the weight is a non factor for me.
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Old 07-03-20, 07:50 PM
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Fabric makes a nice one for $15
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Old 07-03-20, 08:53 PM
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr
what are the seattube and downtube covers for?
On my seat tube I think what you see is the hoops for my hammock in a nylon sleave. I use a clark and they require hoops to hold the netting farther away from you. On my down tube I have wire running to my rear light from my shimano dynamo hub. I ran it through braided loom so I wouldnt have to worry about the wires getting snagged on branches and what not.
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$67.75 CAD by my calculator but chances are your bank would charge you more.
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95 posts on a water bottle, I had no idea....
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Old 07-05-20, 06:44 PM
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Originally Posted by roskobosko
95 posts on a water bottle, I had no idea....
It's the interweb and everyone is inside due to covid.
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Old 07-05-20, 08:33 PM
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It's the interweb and everyone is inside due to covid.
I think it's safe to ride solo, I hope. Got 30 miles and 1,400 ft climb in today, and I'm a geezer. Be safe.
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Old 07-06-20, 05:04 AM
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I find bottle cages to be counterproductive for road bikes. No one wants to put their clean bottle outside as it picks up car exhausts and dirts and all sorts of unpleasant stuff and then consume them with their mouths. A bike bag makes more sense.

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Originally Posted by roskobosko
I think it's safe to ride solo, I hope. Got 30 miles and 1,400 ft climb in today, and I'm a geezer. Be safe.
How much a geezer? I'm no spring chicken.
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