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Dual Bottle Cages - used em? opinions?

Old 02-04-06, 05:40 PM
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Dual Bottle Cages - used em? opinions?

Thinking of getting one for my bikes to swap on when doing long distance solo rides and/or any ride over 20mi in the Texas heat where I don't think I'll have a chance to refill.



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Both bikes only have one set of bottle braze-ons. I have / use a small Camelbak as well, but like to have two bottles with CytoMax for long hauls and leave the camelbak with pure water.
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Hello Cuda2k,
I always carry two water bottles.....one filled with Power Aid and the other filled with water. Take a look at the "SPT" at http://velocityusa.com/accessories.php ......just another option for bikes with single braze-on. My choice between your two cage photos would be the bottom (second) one because it looks like it would support the filled weight of the second/outermost bottle better.
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Thrifty - thanks for the suggestion. Doubt the behind the seat cage setups would work well with the little seat post showing on the 'Cuda and the saddle bag on the Gazelle would probably keep it from being usable as well.

Interesting thought on the cage design. I was thinking the opposite that the wider dual bar support of the top one would be more stable. But of course, this is why I started the thread for some feedback.
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Old 02-04-06, 07:22 PM
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What's wrong with pockets?

The more weight I put on my bike (especially tying bottles under the saddle), the more inertia I have to fight when swinging the bike on climbs.

I run bottles on the down tube, seat tube, and then pockets.

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Here is an easy way to mount an extra bottle.. Twofish block water bottle cage.. Gives you plenty of options of where you can mount in .. Just velcro and go..

http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...eid=&pagename=


and while your at don't forget the magnum waterbottles.. 32 ounces..

http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...eid=&pagename=
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I'd vote for the second one pictured , it looks like you could remove the second cage when you don't need it
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Many moons ago when I was doing the weekly club time trial I used this cage mount from Profile Designs. It was as easy to reach the bootles as reaching for soe food out of a jersey pocket. and it gave me two bottle mounts.

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how about a light weight camelback?
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this solution had been used and endorsed by homer simpson:


sorry, couldn't resist...

i like the twin profile design solution....
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Hey Cuda! I chose THIS option to add a water bottle cage to my track bike that has no braze ons. Works like a charm. It's easy to install and remove when I don't need/want it and it only cost $5.00
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Kevin, definately going to have to stop and take a closer look at this setup. I was thinking of getting some clamps from loosescrews but didn't want the metal screwing up my paint - which prompted me to save the last tube I blew a whole in to cut up as padding. But that looks like an even better option.

As far as the twin profile design - it would work great - if I didn't have stuff behind the seat already. Seat bags on both bikes, plus the 'Cuda has a minimal seatpost height and an aero post to boot so no round clamping space on it either way.

On the old schwinn I just broke out the JB Cold Weld and went to town to install both cages. But after 3months of paint work on the 'Cuda and the nice decal work on the Gazelle on the seat tube I just don't want to go that route.
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