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Old 04-25-17, 02:39 PM
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Fork mounted bottle cages?

Yesterday while riding I thought about adding 2 water bottle cages to my fork. I have a Tubus Tara rack. Wondering if anyone has done this? BTW my bike is a LHT.
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You're wanting to keep the rack on and add the cages over the top? I have a Surly Troll, 2011 frame w/o Salsa Anything Cage mounts. It has one midfork mount for a rack. I don't use a rack, so I screwed the top hole on the cage into the midfork mount and used a zip tie to secure the lower part of the cage. Rock solid. I rolled up a bit of old tubing to create an offset from the fork and wrapped electrical tape around that. For the zip tie I drilled a small hole in the cage to anchor it.

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Old 04-25-17, 03:58 PM
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Tom- Zip ties and Blackburn competition cages work well on my rather beefy Bruce Gordon fork. Front panniers are a close fit but just make it. Previously posted at "Bottle Cages" thread...

http://www.bikeforums.net/19522325-post6.html
http://www.bikeforums.net/19522758-post14.html
http://www.bikeforums.net/19526819-post32.html
http://www.bikeforums.net/19527623-post33.html

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Not attaching​ it to the rack but somewhere on the fork so it will not interfere with the panniers.
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As pictured, mine are attached above the rack as high as possible on the fork. My front panniers require maybe an inch of lift above the top rack rail to remove. There is some collision with the cage which results in a bit of fumbling to put them on and off but it works.

It's a much handier location than the down tube. I'm surprised that fast bikes don't have fork cages. I suppose that the aero weenies would complain although the bottles are in line with knees and ankles which already stick out that far.

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