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Old 04-23-04, 10:27 PM
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More than 2 water bottles

I am wanting to purchase a new Trek 7700 perhaps, but was curious: I plan to use the two mounts for the water bottle's (like they were put there for.)

However, can I add a third watter bottle?
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Old 04-23-04, 10:33 PM
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You might want to check out this webpage for some ideas.
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Old 04-23-04, 11:21 PM
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Here in the USA the only things I found was a clamp made by Minoura and TwoFish that can actually attach to the frame; but the TwoFish device does not clamp down as securely as the Minoura does. I have the TwoFish now but will be getting the Minoura. Another problem with frame clamp cages is finding space to put the clamp and still have clearance for the bottle. I was lucky in that I have quill stem instead of the newer threadless stems, because I was able to attach the bottle cage to the quill stem. There is also a device from Minoura, X-Lab and Profile that allows 2 bottles to be attached to your seat post, but the problem with those is that it may not clear your seat bag! There is also a device from Jet Stream that mounts to aero style bars, but not sure if it works with standard bars, but problem here could be interference with lighting. Or you could get a hydration pack like CamelBack (I have the Rogue because it's the smallest thus less weight on back) and carry 70 ounces or more.
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Old 04-24-04, 02:45 AM
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You could carry a single water bottle waist belt like the one's runners use.
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Old 04-24-04, 03:33 AM
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There are a number of ways to carry more water bottles. Most bikes have water bottle mounts on the inside of the diamond frame. So that makes 2. Touring bikes have another place for a bottle on the outside of the diamond triangle behind the front wheel. But that would mean having someone stick the mounts on your bike which could damage the frame.

I have seen triathaletes with 2 bottles mounted behind their seats. With the 2 on your frame and 2 on behind your seat, you would have 4 which should be plenty.

Of course, you could go an alternate route and get a camalback.
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There are also old-style waterbottle cages that mount on the bars. I'm putting one on the PX I'm currently working on-- the frame has no braze ons except for the one on the rear drive side stay.
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If you expect to need more than 2 bottles of water then consider wearing a camelback either instead of or in addition to the two waterbottles.
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Old 04-24-04, 10:29 AM
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Neither of my vintage road bikes have the braiz-ons. I just got a couple of the cheap "strap on" cages from Walmart. You can use a piece of an old innertube between the straps and the tubes to keep from damaging them. Quick, easy, cheap, and effective.
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Old 04-24-04, 08:59 PM
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Attaching a bottle with metal collars used to be the only way to do. Any decent 20-year-old bike shop should have them in stock. However, they are not exactly nice looking and will only fit standard tubing, as that was the norm in 1960, 1970 and early 1980.

There is one trick that works as well and is probably even better looking: zip ties. Put a piece of double-stick tape under the base(s) of your bottle cage (to prevent scratches and rotation), and attach it with 2 zip ties. Tighten them, and you will have a relatively nice-looking set of collars. Easy to do with a nearly white or nearly black bike; harder to do with other colours, although they might be painted.

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Originally Posted by rmwun54
You could carry a single water bottle waist belt like the one's runners use.
Sure that works except for one thing, I knew 2 guys, one was carrying a water bottle in a waist belt and the other a Walkman attached to their sides; these 2 guys had accidents, both guys ended up with kidney damage (one still has problems after 4 years) due to falling and hitting hard enough that the bottle and Walkman severly injured their kidneys.
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Unless the water bottle sit behind you.
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Get a Camelback.
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Old 04-26-04, 09:16 PM
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Originally Posted by rmwun54
Unless the water bottle sit behind you.
What if you land on your back?
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Old 04-26-04, 09:38 PM
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I have one of those vintage bar mount bottle holders on my Raleigh SuperCourse. Very handy. Don
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Save yourself the trouble of messing with water bottle's & mounts & go with a Camel Bak instead. If you think you need a lot of water buy one that can carry up to 102 ounces. You can gauge & carry only the amount of water you need per ride. Plus it will stay cold longer. Store the bladder with water in it in the refrigerator when you are not using it. Use the cleaning kit & disinfectant tablets at least once a year.

Here is one that will owrk well for you:
http://www.camelbak.com/rec/cb_prod....product_id=232
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Old 04-28-04, 08:16 PM
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Have you seen the water bottle cages that fit up to a 1.5lt bottle?


Also there is a cage thing that hold two bottles that bolts to your seat post.
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