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Old 10-19-18, 10:09 AM
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Castration-specific water bottle mounts

I'm seeing new frames with water bottle mounts on the top tube.

Why is this not a nutty (nut-less) idea?
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Old 10-19-18, 10:13 AM
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Pics or it didn't happen.
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They're generally not for water bottles, but for bento-boxes.

At least...I hope you're not proposing cyclists get a snip-snip.
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Those are for direct mount bento boxes.
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Do you know how much your little guys weigh? Just one is the difference between winning seven TdFs and being a regular fred rider.
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This is the Road cycling forum, not the tri-bike forum.

Anyone caught drinking water from a straw is immediately banned.

Occasionally, we get bikes with bottle cages on the bottom side of the downtube but that is perfectly acceptable as Touring bikes ride on roads and they don't have aero bars.

Bottle cages mounted on the handle bars make perfect sense and will give your bike that truly old-school look for far less than cycling shoes with laces.
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Old 10-20-18, 03:25 PM
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Do you know how much your little guys weigh? Just one is the difference between winning seven TdFs and being a regular fred rider.
Well, they are made of brass, so...
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Originally Posted by Marcus_Ti View Post
They're generally not for water bottles, but for bento-boxes.

At least...I hope you're not proposing cyclists get a snip-snip.
Winner, winner, chicken dinner.
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Given that these have been on gravel bikes, the question still applies somewhat.

On a TT rig sudden dismounts would be rare, but on dirt, do you really want something extra to land on there?
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Oh, man, I feel like such a knob. What's a bento box and what does it have to do with bicycles? I've consulted google, the source of all wisdom, but I still don't know. WTF is a bento box?

edit: from web images it looks like it's either a plastic tray with sushi in it or another name for a Swanson TV dinner. It's more confusing than haiku.

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Originally Posted by desconhecido View Post
Oh, man, I feel like such a knob. What's a bento box and what does it have to do with bicycles? I've consulted google, the source of all wisdom, but I still don't know. WTF is a bento box?

edit: from web images it looks like it's either a plastic tray with sushi in it or another name for a Swanson TV dinner. It's more confusing than haiku.


It's to carry sushi on your bike ride.

Try to keep up!
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Originally Posted by woodcraft View Post
It's to carry sushi on your bike ride.

Try to keep up!
There's a whole thing about carrying sushi on bikes? I suspect that this is some sort of joke, but I just don't get it.
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Old 10-20-18, 11:27 PM
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Bike Friday puts a water bottle mount on their monotube. Does that count?
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Originally Posted by desconhecido View Post
Oh, man, I feel like such a knob. What's a bento box and what does it have to do with bicycles? I've consulted google, the source of all wisdom, but I still don't know. WTF is a bento box?

edit: from web images it looks like it's either a plastic tray with sushi in it or another name for a Swanson TV dinner. It's more confusing than haiku.
Yep that's it. There are some with holes for screws that go on your top tube so that you can eat a meal with a variety of items.
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Old 10-21-18, 12:41 AM
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Is this sushi on bikes, is this a Grant Peterson thing? Do people have Rivendell stainless steel chopsticks wrapped with cotton tape bound with contrasting colored twine all held in place with 7 coats of orange shellac?

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Yep that's it. There are some with holes for screws that go on your top tube so that you can eat a meal with a variety of items.
How else do you guys eat while riding?
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Fish on a Bike is definitely not a Grant P thing.
https://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/414150.html
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Originally Posted by bbattle View Post
This is the Road cycling forum, not the tri-bike forum.

Anyone caught drinking water from a straw is immediately banned.

Occasionally, we get bikes with bottle cages on the bottom side of the downtube but that is perfectly acceptable as Touring bikes ride on roads and they don't have aero bars.

Bottle cages mounted on the handle bars make perfect sense and will give your bike that truly old-school look for far less than cycling shoes with laces.
My touring bike, which is and for thirty-six years has been my main ride, has a cage on the bottom of the down tube as well as the top of the down tube and the seat tube. Just to be weird, it also has a mount on the back of the seat tube, but that's to hold the pump. Yes, there's that much clearance between the rear tire and the seat tube, even with a fender (it's muddy here). On self-supported double centuries in our coast hills, I may even put a cage on the handlebar and put another bottle in a pocket.
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I’m curios myself, and we STILL haven’t seen any damn pictures in here. Does this mean you guys don’t know how to post pictures?
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Originally Posted by Marcus_Ti View Post
They're generally not for water bottles, but for bento-boxes.

At least...I hope you're not proposing cyclists get a snip-snip.

This (well, both of these) belong in the "most useless think you've taken on a ride" thread.
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