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Who makes water cage clamp ons (my fixie has no mounting holes)?

Old 05-29-07, 06:12 AM
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Who makes water cage clamp ons (my fixie has no mounting holes)?

I'ld like to mount a couple of water cages to my down/seat tube. Can anybody here recommend a fastening system to the frame?
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Just check Nashbar or AE Bike. Literally dozens of companies
make them. Here's a trick, when you're installing them, run a
small strip of old tube underneath the bracket so it won't scratch
your frame.
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Old 05-29-07, 06:37 AM
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Hose clamps
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Nashbar. (and don't forget to look at the coupons at the top ^
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Old 05-29-07, 07:35 AM
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or a Profile Aqua-rack like what is on the felt in the photo sticky
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Nashbar. (and don't forget to look at the coupons at the top ^
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+1

Make sure your tube will fit though - the bands do not stretch.
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Old 05-29-07, 09:19 AM
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I see them alot at the LBS' around here.
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whatever you do, don't get the blackburn ones; they are just little strips of metal that screw together on the ends and hold on a normal bottle cage. They are literally the worst bike-related product I have ever used. you have to hold the ends of the stip together while you hold a nut and screw in a bolt, which requires like 4 hands. It took me an hour to put these stupid things on my bike. I would go with hose clamps, myself.
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Originally Posted by Strong Bad
Nashbar. (and don't forget to look at the coupons at the top ^
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+1. I used these to put two bottles on my bareknuckle. They are pretty easy to take on and off, so you don't dehydrate on long road rides, but so you also don't look like a dork on the track with bottle cages on your bike.
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Just an alternate idea - you can always just get some sort of water backpack (a Camelbak or another similar product) and then you don't need to mount any water bottles. My bike also lacks bottle mounts and I just use a Camelbak and like that method.
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Old 05-29-07, 12:18 PM
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Seat mounted double cages like triathletes use are another idea, and they're easy to put on and take off without marring your bike.
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Originally Posted by mihlbach
+1. I used these to put two bottles on my bareknuckle. They are pretty easy to take on and off, so you don't dehydrate on long road rides, but so you also don't look like a dork on the track with bottle cages on your bike.
Are they pretty secure on the bike? These don't twist and move around after repeated use of your water bottle?
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don't!

Originally Posted by Autobus
I'ld like to mount a couple of water cages to my down/seat tube. Can anybody here recommend a fastening system to the frame?
Don't get the ones from nashbar - they suck! bought them last year for my old 10 speed Moto, it fell apart and it looked fugly.... i went to the hardware store check the plumbing section and got 2 hose clamps and they worked great! (and they are super light!)<br><br>


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Old 05-29-07, 01:18 PM
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anyone know of any cheap places for the water bottle holders that attach to your seat post?
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Originally Posted by Autobus
Are they pretty secure on the bike? These don't twist and move around after repeated use of your water bottle?
Nope, they are pretty solid as long as you clamp em down tight enough....I've never had one move or twist or break on me and I've been using the same set daily for about a year. Despite what the above poster claims, they are definately lighter than regular hose clamps and, being plastic, they don't rust or scratch up your frame like hose clamps.
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Old 05-29-07, 01:39 PM
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If you are using an inexpensive frame and not worried about resale value, drill a couple of holes in the frame and mount the cage with sheet metal screws and JB Weld or Gorilla glue. I have two fixies set up this way.... It's much cleaner than clamps...The downside is the cage is semi-permanently attached.

Drill some small diameter holes. Put JB Weld or Gorilla glue in the holes and mount the cage with the sheet metal screws...It takes 15 minutes and cheaper than other options
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Originally Posted by Dave Hickey
If you are using an inexpensive frame and not worried about resale value, drill a couple of holes in the frame and mount the cage with sheet metal screws and JB Weld or Gorilla glue. I have two fixies set up this way.... It's much cleaner than clamps...The downside is the cage is semi-permanently attached.

Drill some small diameter holes. Put JB Weld or Gorilla glue in the holes and mount the cage with the sheet metal screws...It takes 15 minutes and cheaper than other options
Yeah, because drilling holes in your frame is a better soloution than a small plastic easily removed clamp. If the cage is semi-permanently attached, how is that cleaner than a removable plastic clamp?
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Originally Posted by mihlbach
Yeah, because drilling holes in your frame is a better soloution than a small plastic easily removed clamp. If the cage is semi-permanently attached, how is that cleaner than a removable plastic clamp?
I don't drink much water on my commute in the winter so I take my cage off. In the summer I definitely want water, the cage goes back on. I wouldn't do this, but if the cages are never coming off it would look better than hose clamps.
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Minoura . . . fit on tubes/handlebars!
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I like my twofish, and it detatches easily too if you want to lock up or take it to the track.
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Originally Posted by bottom-bracket
Hose clamps
exactly what I was going to say, even one big hose clamp will work but that's probably ugly
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Cleaner...In my opinion it looks better than clamps... This bike has the cage drilled and glued
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I have the twofish one, I found a lone one for $2 at a LBS. I wanted a matching one but couldn't a matching one for less than $14. My main complaint is the rubber foot sometimes slips when it gets wet, like riding in a rainstorm.

I ended up getting an aquarack, the triathlete-style two bottle holder that goes on the seatpost. So far so good. There is even some room for a seat bag or post mounted blinkie. It was $30 at REI, so a bit steep. I had a metric to ride the next day and needed a quick solution.
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zip ties. i used three zip ties to put a bottle cage on for a double century.
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twofish ftw!

Mine even came with a waterbottle. God, did I pay for it though.
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