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Old 10-05-07, 05:21 PM
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I need a cheap bottle cage that matches...

...this

$10 would be great, $15 is ok
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a $2000+ bike and you're worried about $5?

Make that thing beautiful!
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Tacx Tao? $12.50 at PBK.
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Originally Posted by kwrides View Post
a $2000+ bike and you're worried about $5?

Make that thing beautiful!
because it's a $2000 bike I'm worried about $5?

the tacx apparently isn't good with specialized bottles, which is all I've got
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Originally Posted by cpk0 View Post
because it's a $2000 bike I'm worried about $5?

the tacx apparently isn't good with specialized bottles, which is all I've got
then buy new bottles.
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Originally Posted by cpk0 View Post
because it's a $2000 bike I'm worried about $5?
Huh? Maybe you missed my point. If you have that much to spend on a bike, I'm surprised you're saying the difference between $10 and $15 for a water bottle cage matters.

Or maybe I missed your point?
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Old 10-05-07, 06:18 PM
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get those 50$ 9.5g cages, trhey are so light you, and no one else will notice then and then specatators will wonder why your bottles are floating over your frame, then they will want to buy that frame and those bottles too.
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Huh? Maybe you missed my point. If you have that much to spend on a bike, I'm surprised you're saying the difference between $10 and $15 for a water bottle cage matters.

Or maybe I missed your point?
I just spent most of my money on this bike, so I'm now in super-money-saving mode. Every $5 I can save counts for something. Being in college isn't friendly to the savings account
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Originally Posted by kwrides View Post
Huh? Maybe you missed my point. If you have that much to spend on a bike, I'm surprised you're saying the difference between $10 and $15 for a water bottle cage matters.

Or maybe I missed your point?
Just go away. The OP didn't ask you for your questionable financial advice, he asked for suggestions on a freekin' bottle cage...
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Its hard to know what YOU mean by "matching" but I like the Cateye bottle cages, https://www.cateye.com/en/product_detail/274

They're cheap, light, strong and hold the bottle well.

Regards, Anthony
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Carbon would match nicely.
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Originally Posted by AnthonyG View Post
Its hard to know what YOU mean by "matching" but I like the Cateye bottle cages, https://www.cateye.com/en/product_detail/274

They're cheap, light, strong and hold the bottle well.

Regards, Anthony
That's what I have. Very strong and very light.
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The Tacx Tao cages worked fine with my Specialized bottles, and are nice cages for the money. What is the problem you were having with them?
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The Tacx Tao cages worked fine with my Specialized bottles, and are nice cages for the money. What is the problem you were having with them?
that's what someone on roadbikereview said. I have no personal experience with them.
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Mine were great- held onto the bottles. I never worried about them, even on rough roads.

FWIW, the pro peloton has used them for years. To wit:



"Carbon fiber Tacx Tao cages keeps bottles at the ready for Cancellara.
Photo ©: Jam es Huang/Cyclingnews.com"

https://www.cyclingnews.com/road/2007...ra_csc_cervelo

Or, here: https://www.cyclingnews.com/tech/2007...aedo_cervelo07
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Pedro's Milk Cages. https://www.bikeparts.com/search_resu...p?ID=BPC115060
Lighter than almost any other non-carbon cage (and some carbon cages), made of recycled material, and comes with a free bottle. Considering the bike you want them to "match", anything in black should do. Maybe a white Specialized cage but I think they have red trim.
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Originally Posted by kwrides View Post
a $2000+ bike and you're worried about $5?

Make that thing beautiful!
Thats exactly what i thought, he must'v spent all his coin on the bike now every pennies a prisoner
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Originally Posted by cpk0 View Post
because it's a $2000 bike I'm worried about $5?

the tacx apparently isn't good with specialized bottles, which is all I've got
hmmm... i've never had a problem with the two.


btw - i applaud the fact that you choose not to sip the CF bottle cage kool-aid.
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Originally Posted by redirekib View Post
Just go away. The OP didn't ask you for your questionable financial advice, he asked for suggestions on a freekin' bottle cage...
Thanks, you added a lot of value here.
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Originally Posted by cpk0 View Post
I just spent most of my money on this bike, so I'm now in super-money-saving mode. Every $5 I can save counts for something. Being in college isn't friendly to the savings account
Yeah, I hear you. I spent my last semester knowing I had a good job lined up, but penniless, so eating ramen with frozen veggies.

I didn't mean to sound condescending. I spent half that on a bike when I was in college, and it left me broke, so I know where you're coming from. I was just trying to advise you to consider spending a little more if that's what it took to ensure that that sweet ride ended up just as nice as you wanted. Think $500 suit with only $50 shoes
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Tacx Tao

I just got two Tacx Taos from PBK at $12 each (total, free shipping to USA), and they each came with a free bottle as well. I have two on my second bike and have never had a problem in several years of regular use. They still look like new, are easy to care for, are light and come in either all black or a black and silver version. The all black will look nice with your steed.
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Originally Posted by cpk0 View Post
because it's a $2000 bike I'm worried about $5?

the tacx apparently isn't good with specialized bottles, which is all I've got
they work fine with specialized bottles, that's all i use with them and i've never had a problem with the combo. the only bottles that don't fit well in them are Sora bottles, because they're a bit too narrow for them, but otherwise everything else should fit fine...
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ok, so which color would look better with the silver, standard edition soloist: black or silver

https://probikekit.com/display.php?code=a1149
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They only have silver, so the choice may be easy.
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