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Old 02-28-06, 12:37 PM
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Before you spend $75+ on bottle cages you should spend $4 on a camera and post some pictures of your bikes for all the people here that know you're full of ****.

Oh yeah, chances are the cost/g saved of a water bottle cage is going to be sucky compared to probably a DOZEN other places you could save weight on "your" bikes.
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Old 02-28-06, 12:52 PM
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ultimate lightweight... BTP carbon/aramid cages... http://speedcific.com/BTPConiCage.html

I own 2 sets and they are literally light as a feather
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Old 02-28-06, 01:03 PM
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Originally Posted by chzman
ultimate lightweight... BTP carbon/aramid cages... http://speedcific.com/BTPConiCage.html

I own 2 sets and they are literally light as a feather
Those are whacky cool, but what keeps the bottle from sliding out of the bottom?
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Old 02-28-06, 01:07 PM
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the cages take only conical bottles (the diameter increases towards the spout)... this prevents the bottles from coming loose/falling out. i was skeptical at first, but they work amazingly well.
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Never liked those too much. I've been using these for years. Just picked up a pair for 12 (incl shipping)$

Not light, but definitely secure, and certainly cheaper than CF cages.




Originally Posted by 55/Rad
I have about 10 sets of these $6 models. Never had a problem.

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Old 02-28-06, 01:24 PM
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If you want to save weight, you could glue your bottle to the frame and use a long straw to drink from!
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Old 02-28-06, 01:24 PM
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$115 a pair? That's a bargain. I'd get a dozen.
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Old 02-28-06, 01:29 PM
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Originally Posted by reneuend
If you want to save weight, you could glue your bottle to the frame and use a long straw to drink from!
Even better yet....when I ride my fixed gear bike with no braze on mounts I simply use my jersey pocket to carry the water bottle. It's definitely a cool way to carry a bottle...
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Originally Posted by The Fixer
Even better yet....when I ride my fixed gear bike with no braze on mounts I simply use my jersey pocket to carry the water bottle. It's definitely a cool way to carry a bottle...
all the cool kids are doing it
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you guys on this site alwayss make me laugh. You're riding around on the most expensive bike you can afford (particularly the trekkies among you) most of you have on your Discovery team kit, or whatever silly jersey you can get your hands on, but you all (publicly at least) scoff and exclaim "OCP!!!" when someone buys nice bottle cages, or a CF seat post. "OOOOH I would NEVER spend that kind of money on something so silly" as youre wearing your "TOur De Georgia sprinters Jersey" that you paid 100.00 for.

Jeez. straight up, these are ugly. Thats why I dont have them.



These are ugly too. Most things by Profile are.

I use what I like, and I didnt overtorque my mounting bolts on my TACX> Thanks for the pointer on the loctite, gee freaking whiz, I never considered that. The thing that always amazes me, is that these threads will get to be 4 or 5 pages long with comments like "+1 for that cage, I've never used it, but its cheap and ugly, so it must be good."
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Not terribly mellow today, eh Dave?

But seriously: Lightest cage to Blackburn is like 45 grams. That's >$2/gram, and for many, patently rediculous. If it floats your boat, then have at it.
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Old 02-28-06, 06:19 PM
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Originally Posted by 55/Rad
I have about 10 sets of these $6 models. Never had a problem.


I have to agree with this....$75 for bottle cages. I would call myself an idiot if I was to waste my money like that. I'm looking for a new helmet and won't spend that much.

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Originally Posted by mellowdave
you guys on this site alwayss make me laugh. You're riding around on the most expensive bike you can afford (particularly the trekkies among you) most of you have on your Discovery team kit, or whatever silly jersey you can get your hands on, but you all (publicly at least) scoff and exclaim "OCP!!!" when someone buys nice bottle cages, or a CF seat post. "OOOOH I would NEVER spend that kind of money on something so silly" as youre wearing your "TOur De Georgia sprinters Jersey" that you paid 100.00 for.

Jeez. straight up, these are ugly. Thats why I dont have them.



These are ugly too. Most things by Profile are.

I use what I like, and I didnt overtorque my mounting bolts on my TACX> Thanks for the pointer on the loctite, gee freaking whiz, I never considered that. The thing that always amazes me, is that these threads will get to be 4 or 5 pages long with comments like "+1 for that cage, I've never used it, but its cheap and ugly, so it must be good."
All 4 of my jerseys don't even total $100
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$115? my carbon cage is sexy as hell and only cost $25 on ebay.
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Originally Posted by chzman
ultimate lightweight... BTP carbon/aramid cages... http://speedcific.com/BTPConiCage.html

I own 2 sets and they are literally light as a feather
i have the 13g BTP cages and so far so good. everything i've read about the BTPs has been positive.

i had King TI cages and they weighed 80 grams (2). the BTP are about the same price but i saved 54 grams by switching.


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$10 each, bunch of colors to match your bike. If they get bent/tweaked they can be tweaked back. Holds bottle securly and no rattling no breaking like those expensive carbon jobs.

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http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...&estore_ID=596

16 bucks...CF....
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I use the Performance silver alloy cages on my commuter. They are durable and have worked well for the last two years now.

I also have some of the Forte carbon cages for my Trinity bike. They broke in one season. I fixed them with some good epoxy, and are fine now. They do look nice, but they are not as durable as alloy cages.
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2d season on set of CF RavX. super light, hold bottles perfectly, look *hot*. Fingers crossed that I can say the same next year!
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Originally Posted by bluecd
i have the 13g BTP cages and so far so good. everything i've read about the BTPs has been positive.

i had King TI cages and they weighed 80 grams (2). the BTP are about the same price but i saved 54 grams by switching.


i dunno whats uglier, that lame cannondale bike, or those gay cages
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Originally Posted by onkey
i dunno whats uglier, that lame cannondale bike, or those gay cages
I thought you had to be atleast 13 or so to sign up to these forums? Shouldnt you be in bed young man?
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$75-$115 for bottle cages? What the hell is the matter with you?
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Originally Posted by onkey
i dunno whats uglier, that lame cannondale bike, or those gay cages
That's uncalled for!
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