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Bottle Cages-lower hanging for big bottles?

Old 07-10-09, 06:16 AM
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Bottle Cages-lower hanging for big bottles?

I've been using some taller 24 oz Polar bottles for longer rides, and my current seat tube cage holds the bottle up a little high. Not a problem when pedaling, but when coasting my leg will sometimes rest on it, and it'd be a little easier to get the bottle out if it was set lower. All the ones I checked at my LBS were about the same as what I have. Anyone know of any cages that are offset about 1-1/2 or 2" lower in relation to the mouting holes?
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Old 07-10-09, 07:25 AM
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Can't you just notch out your current ones so it'll just drop lower. In other words take a dremel and notch the mounting holes going up that way the cage when mounted can be lowered.
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Old 07-10-09, 07:27 AM
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^^^^^^^^^ my thoughts as well^^^^^^^^^^^ Will not work with Tacx Tao's though
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can probably try a perforated strip of aluminum to make it sit lower.
drill 4 holes into an aluminum strip, one pair so the bolts will go through and another pair so the bolts will tap out some threads.
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Originally Posted by AEO View Post
can probably try a perforated strip of aluminum to make it sit lower.
drill 4 holes into an aluminum strip, one pair so the bolts will go through and another pair so the bolts will tap out some threads.
yes, and if you get the right alu cages, they may have enough material on them to just drill new holes, problem solved.
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Originally Posted by AngryScientist View Post
yes, and if you get the right alu cages, they may have enough material on them to just drill new holes, problem solved.
Arundel sideloaders work well for small compact frame seat tubes. Some might consider them pricey.
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The cages I currently have can't be elongated enough. Like I said, I am looking to gain 1.5 - 2". I can probably only gain 1/4" by elongating the slots in the cage I have.

Adding another strip isn't really an option, as that will push it out from the tube farther and interfere with the front cage.

It's not by any means a huge problem, I can certainly live with it. It's just one of those things I thought might be an easy fix.

BTW, loving the insulated bottles, they rock.
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Originally Posted by AngryScientist View Post
yes, and if you get the right alu cages, they may have enough material on them to just drill new holes, problem solved.
please direct me in the direction to cages that have this sort of excess material.
I haven't come across a single cage that has more material than needed at the mounts.


there is this... might work with a velcro strap.
http://www.minourausa.com/english/ac.../ab1600-e.html
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Originally Posted by border reiver View Post
Arundel sideloaders work well for small compact frame seat tubes. Some might consider them pricey.
Bontrager makes a couple sideloaders as well.

http://www.bontrager.com/model/08242

http://www.bontrager.com/model/05512
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