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steve-in-kville 02-10-18 12:14 PM

Bottle Cage Mounts - need help
 
I know those bottle cage mounts are everywhere, but I am looking for the clamp-on steel ones. I want to add a mount on my Tourist under the down-tube and I am coming up short. Suggestions?

Tourist in MSN 02-10-18 12:50 PM

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Not sure why you want steel.

VO makes the old style straps that used to be supplied with all bottle cages half a century ago. They do not work on all cages but work on some of them.
https://velo-orange.com/products/bottle-cage-clamp

Or you can use hose clamps if the aesthetics are not important to you.

I wanted to put a container under my downtube with my spare tube, a few tools, etc. Used a Blackburn cage and the VO straps in the photo. My bike is not a Windsor Tourist but that should not matter. But if you are concerned you could contact VO first and tell them your tubing diameter to see if they should fit.

But if you want steel I think you have to keep looking.

steve-in-kville 02-10-18 12:53 PM

Honestly, anything other than something cheap and plastic would work. Wrong choice of words.

LuckySailor 02-10-18 01:02 PM

Hose Clamp
 

Originally Posted by steve-in-kville (Post 20162019)
I know those bottle cage mounts are everywhere, but I am looking for the clamp-on steel ones. I want to add a mount on my Tourist under the down-tube and I am coming up short. Suggestions?

Hi why not use a stainless steel hose clamp? Unscrew it all the way, to get around down tube slip your bottle mount in, thread the strap back in the clamp and tighten. DONE!

fietsbob 02-10-18 01:05 PM

Riv Nuts
 
Riv Nuts are not that difficult to install , in reality.

you expand them in the drilled hole with the bolt pulling against the flange of itself..

others use a seat post QR.. same 5mm thread . the lever pulls against some tubing against the riv nut flange..





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robow 02-10-18 02:38 PM

Scroll down the page to see multiple options

Adding Water Bottle Cages to Bicycles without Braze

WNCGoater 02-10-18 07:57 PM

Not steel, but glass filled nylon. Tough stuff!
https://www.adventurecycling.org/cyc...-cage-bracket/

Rob_E 02-10-18 07:59 PM

http://www.kingcage.com/index.php?products=yes

Happy Feet 02-10-18 09:08 PM

I like those oldschool VO mounts. Simple but they work well.
I have also used hose clamps but wrap them with electrical tape afterward so the loose end won't catch on things. Ghetto but functional.

thumpism 02-10-18 09:18 PM

I found some of the old steel ones today in my garage but would need to dig them out again, if I can find them again.

Vintage_Cyclist 02-10-18 10:48 PM

A pair of DMR Hinged Clamps. Rock solid.

http://www.wigglestatic.com/product-...=430&h=430&a=7
https://i.imgur.com/3mkbzuHl.jpg

fietsbob 02-10-18 11:03 PM

the velcro strap on two fish cages are very secure, they have 2 strap versions. doubling up

Zefal and Klick Fix also offer add on cage mounts.. too

CliffordK 02-11-18 03:16 AM


Originally Posted by steve-in-kville (Post 20162061)
Honestly, anything other than something cheap and plastic would work. Wrong choice of words.

I disagree...

Assuming standard size tubes, the vintage cage mounts are much nicer than at least some of the new reproduction cage mounts you find on E-Bay.

The reproduction cage mounts I've found fit poorly, stick out an excessive amount, and don't hold the cage well.

Keep in mind, you need cages where the clamps can go over the screw attachment points.

jonc123 02-11-18 12:31 PM


Originally Posted by Rob_E (Post 20162694)
http://www.kingcage.com/index.php?products=yes

Great suggestion; I use them to hold his stainless bottle cage with a UE Boom in it (portable speaker).

davlafont 02-12-18 02:53 PM


Originally Posted by Vintage_Cyclist (Post 20162914)

Just ordered two pair. Thanks for sharing!

jefnvk 02-12-18 03:14 PM

I have one of these, works just fine. The mount part can be rotated to either direction, to mount on tubes or handlebar: https://www.topeak.com/global/en/pro.../332-cagemount

https://cdn.topeak.com/global/storag...34d19df8ed.jpg

steve-in-kville 02-13-18 04:29 PM

Thanks for the replies. I think I may use hose clamps to try it out first. Then buy something meant for the application.


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