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Single water bottle placement.

Old 07-31-13, 10:02 PM
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Single water bottle placement.

With the typical dual cage configuration where do you put your water bottle if you are carrying only one?
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Old 07-31-13, 10:07 PM
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Front cage = downtube? and rear cage = seat tube?
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As noted, there is only one correct answer, and it has nothing to do with the seat tube....
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Rear for better weight distribution.
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I saw somewhere that it was more aerodynamic for the bottle to be on the seat tube. I put it on the down tube cuz it's just easier to reach.
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Down tube. Easier to grab and put back.
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Originally Posted by kenji666
Front cage = downtube? and rear cage = seat tube?
You got it.

Front cage got my vote.

Possible alternatives: stem mounted & mounted on bottom of down tube near BB shell.
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Old 08-01-13, 01:01 AM
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front cage better for water bottles. rear cage better for latte cups from the cafe and pepsi cups from the greasy 24-hr mexican joint and 99˘ frostys from wendys.
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F rule 52.

Seat tube...catches less wind.
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Wherever it is easiest to reach? Isn't the point of having a water bottle being able to easily drink the water.
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What is the most Feng Shui option? Downtube
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What is the most Feng Shui option?
It depends on where your front door is.
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I just wasted 30 seconds of my life thinking about this.....
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This poll neglects those "aero" seat cages.
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Always front cage. So much easier to take out and put back in. I always use my front cage. The rear is more of a reserve cage, so when the water bottle in the front is empty, I swap them for easy access.
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Originally Posted by Cookiemonsta
Always front cage. So much easier to take out and put back in. I always use my front cage. The rear is more of a reserve cage, so when the water bottle in the front is empty, I swap them for easy access.

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Rear for better weight distribution.
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I have 9 on my bike I had to modify 4 of them to hold insulated beer Koozies,.
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Originally Posted by Cookiemonsta
Always front cage. So much easier to take out and put back in. I always use my front cage. The rear is more of a reserve cage, so when the water bottle in the front is empty, I swap them for easy access.
Agreed.
If I am only carrying one bottle, tools go in a cut off bottle sitting in the rear cage
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water is for Freds. Save weight and don't bring any.
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Originally Posted by Cookiemonsta
Always front cage. So much easier to take out and put back in. I always use my front cage. The rear is more of a reserve cage, so when the water bottle in the front is empty, I swap them for easy access.
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I always carry two water bottles, even on short rides...you never know when you will come across a dehydrated stripper hoofing it home.


Additional tip: Tell her she can keep the bottle...you don't want that one back.
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I was going to add a rude statement about where to "stick it: but didn't want to risk a second infraction from the mods...
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Originally Posted by RUOkie
water is for Freds. Save weight and don't bring any.
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