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Water bottle cages can wear out

Old 02-22-21, 05:09 PM
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Water bottle cages can wear out

I wore a hole in my down tube bottle cage after 35,000 miles since resuming bike computer use in 2010 and unknown count back to 1997:

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Old 02-22-21, 05:12 PM
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Is that aluminum?

I've got over 40k miles on a pair of King Cages, which are stainless steel. They still look like new.
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Old 02-22-21, 05:28 PM
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this should be preserved in a county museum
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Old 02-22-21, 05:33 PM
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My carbon cages are going strong many tens of thousands of miles later. Though some finish has worn off.
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Old 02-22-21, 05:35 PM
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Do you use plastic or metal water bottles ?
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Been there. Done that. Not earth shattering news.
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Old 02-22-21, 05:38 PM
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They just don't make things like they used to... Oh wait
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Old 02-22-21, 06:11 PM
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That's not a weight-bearing hole! Get a bottle and get back out there!

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Originally Posted by Koyote View Post
Is that aluminum?

I've got over 40k miles on a pair of King Cages, which are stainless steel. They still look like new.
Yeah well, you got your money's worth then paying the premium for SS.
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Old 02-22-21, 07:17 PM
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Ti bike deserves some nice new cages, stainless or Ti, no plastic.
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you've unlocked the hole that stores an additional .09345 ounce of water! AWESOME!
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Old 02-22-21, 07:59 PM
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You're using the wrong bottle lube.
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Old 02-22-21, 08:51 PM
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Originally Posted by sean.hwy View Post
Do you use plastic or metal water bottles ?
Plastic.
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Old 02-22-21, 08:55 PM
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My stainless cages don't put black marks on the bottles like aluminum does. And they are springy, so they grip the bottles very well, but it's still easy to put the bottle back without looking. Essentially the same weight as aluminum, and they last forever.
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I had an aluminum cage break on a long ride. Went to King cages after that.
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My stainless cages don't put black marks on the bottles like aluminum does. And they are springy, so they grip the bottles very well, but it's still easy to put the bottle back without looking. Essentially the same weight as aluminum, and they last forever.
all my aluminum ones failed me eventually. I upgraded to SS and so far so good.
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Old 02-22-21, 10:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Fahrenheit531 View Post
That's not a weight-bearing hole! Get a bottle and get back out there!

--Vince Lombardi, sort of
"Excuse me, where is the restroom?" - Vince Lombardi

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King Cages are awesome. Super nice guy running the show and really solid sturdy cages that could last a lifetime. They look like your standard bottle cage that everyone and their grandmother has done a variation on but these are top notch quality and Made in 'Murica. Plus Ti is fly.
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Originally Posted by veganbikes View Post
"Excuse me, where is the restroom?" - Vince Lombardi

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- Michael Scott

King Cages are awesome. Super nice guy running the show and really solid sturdy cages that could last a lifetime. They look like your standard bottle cage that everyone and their grandmother has done a variation on but these are top notch quality and Made in 'Murica. Plus Ti is fly.
I've got SS Kings on my ti bikes. 20 and 15k miles. They look (and act) brand new.
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
You're using the wrong bottle lube.
No way to top that one.
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Acid rain. Very common upon Slyline Blvd. Witness the Tafoni Caves near Woodside if you don't believe me.

Question is, what does the inside of your kidneys look like after processing all those liquids and getting pounded by rough roads?
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Plastic.
That's amazing that soft plastic wore through metal like that.
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Originally Posted by Koyote View Post
Is that aluminum?

I've got over 40k miles on a pair of King Cages, which are stainless steel. They still look like new.
Originally Posted by Sy Reene View Post
Yeah well, you got your money's worth then paying the premium for SS.
Still only eighteen bucks each.
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Old 02-23-21, 07:46 AM
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That's amazing that soft plastic wore through metal like that.
Somewhere there is an enormous landfill full of ruined plastic water bottles, each one with a corresponding hole in them from contact with the bottle cage.
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Old 02-23-21, 11:14 AM
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