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Why do FG snobs hate water bottle cages?

Old 09-22-08, 11:00 AM
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Why do FG snobs hate water bottle cages?

OK, "snob" might be an overstatement. I get the aesthetic of simplicity... Just not worth it having to dig into a bag for a water bottle or fill a Camelbak.
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Old 09-22-08, 11:01 AM
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Cause MASH doesn't sell water bottles?
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Old 09-22-08, 11:02 AM
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you know i was thinking about putting a cage on but i just haven't wanted to, i don't think it's about being snobby or elitist it's just my preference
 
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i dont have any money to buy any.

the road bike has them.
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because people think a few strategically placed, functional holes on their bicycles make them less "authentic."
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my bike doesn't have holes for a cage

and i think they're ugly

and i can't put my leg through the frame for cool tricks w/ a cage mounted

and i think they're ugly



Honestly, I've never been in a situation where I was riding for more than 20 some miles w/o the option of stopping for hydration.
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Old 09-22-08, 11:14 AM
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How dehyrdrated can you really get in a parking lot skidding and trackstanding... Anyways I have one because I put major miles on.
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I prefer the camelbak for ease of use and water carrying capacity.
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Old 09-22-08, 11:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Adam G. View Post
How dehyrdrated can you really get in a parking lot skidding and trackstanding... Anyways I have one because I put major miles on.
i think a lot of people put miles on their fixed bikes...i choose to carry the bottle in my bag but i am trying to get away from bringing a backpack all the time, got a little seat bag from soma today for tools and keys, nice little bag...i got the townsend
 
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Originally Posted by iansmash View Post
Honestly, I've never been in a situation where I was riding for more than 20 some miles w/o the option of stopping for hydration.
I drink a large bottle every 10-20 miles depending on the temps.

Originally Posted by HandsomeRyan
I prefer the camelbak for ease of use and water carrying capacity.
I like the capacity, but hate having one on my back for more than an hour or two, so I use dual bottles on my road bikes (even a third for really long rides if I can't plan on stopping for water).

My fixed gear bike (Scattante SSR) only has bosses for one cage, so I'll probably have to break down and use a camelback with it.

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Old 09-22-08, 11:27 AM
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I recently took mine off because it was ruining the finish on my sigg water bottle. Got plastic instead of metal because the metal ones were scratching the paint off the bottom, and the stupid plastic one is sanding the finish right off the damn thing. It's dented to hell and back but I can't stand what it's doing to the finish, so I just pop my bottle in my bag for now, I'll get a new cage soon.
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Old 09-22-08, 11:31 AM
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this is cooler.

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My Rob Roy has bosses for two cages, I put two cages on my Rob Roy. I like to have water or the option of water when I ride.

I often ride over 20 miles everyday, it can come in handy.

I also have mounted fenders on my Rob Roy, and will likely pop a rack on the back too (frame supports it, why not?)

Camelbaks/backpack waterpacks tend to make me hella sweaty (as with any backpack) and on rides longer than 30 miles that can be a pain in the ass. This being said, I'd take my camelbak AND water bottles on anything longer than 50 miles where possible. My longest ride yet (around 110 miles?) I actually went with no bag/pack, my basic tools for a flat and just my water bottles.

Function > fashion.
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well i would say most of us don't even have a need for water bottle cages. We ride in the city and not real far, at least that's me anyway.

i still think you guys who like ride 5+ miles on these bikes are crazy
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Originally Posted by murdaki11 View Post
i still think you guys who like ride 5+ miles on these bikes are crazy


I rode my FG mtb more than 5 miles offroad and as much as 30miles on the road (with slicks). I'm riding my FG road bike in the Seagull Century, 100 miles, next month.

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Old 09-22-08, 11:54 AM
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I like bottle cages for this...

https://www.ihomeaudio.com/products.asp?product_id=10186


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well i would say most of us don't even have a need for water bottle cages. We ride in the city and not real far, at least that's me anyway.

i still think you guys who like ride 5+ miles on these bikes are crazy
its really fun to go on long fixed rides, i find that once i get rolling along i just want to keep going
 
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Originally Posted by murdaki11 View Post

i still think you guys who like ride 5+ miles on these bikes are crazy

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I don't hate the cages, I hate the boss' they attach to.
I don't ride in skinny cowboy jeans, or girls pants - I only wear cargo shorts. I put a bottle in my back or side pocket - I don't have to stop to drink.

I have a cage on my mountain bike.
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Old 09-22-08, 12:03 PM
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Mine doesn't have "bosses". I agree, it's dumb that people think they look ugly. I say, let them die from dehydration in their way too tight jeans. They will think to themselves "oh one more skid can't hurt!".

The one adapter I have seen for bikes without bosses on them looks like it would scratch the hell out of a frame so I might get it and just but some rubber on it.

I ride more than parking lots on my bike so I need to have water. It's kind of necessary.
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Old 09-22-08, 12:12 PM
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bingo

Who wants to have their cover as a certified Keirin racer blown by a silly thing like a water bottle cage?
But I can see understand how somecity riders don't spend enough time in the saddle to warrant a water bottle. Every see a water bottle cage on a skateboard?
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Old 09-22-08, 12:20 PM
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There are options if you don't want to scratch your frame.

This one can go on the seat post...


This one goes anywhere (velcro strap)..
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Just role with a behind the seat water bottle cage, some fit two it's looks better than something attached to your frame.
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Old 09-22-08, 12:32 PM
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re: Why do FG snobs hate water bottle cages?

beer can will fall out, duh.

camelbak owns (except for carrying beer)




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