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Old 08-07-09, 05:09 AM
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bottle cages

where can i buy the ones that attach to the underside of the downtube? i cant seem to find them anywhere. ta.
 
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Not sure what you are asking... Any regular cage will fit there.

I suspect I am missing the point. If so, can you clarify the question.
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i saw some touring bikes in the Pictures of Loaded Rigs thread with water bottle cages attached to the downtube

i've got a standard mountain bike which im hopefully going to convert into a touring bike. it's got lockout on the forks and im going to get some slicks

but i need more bottle cages. ive got one at the moment which is in the normal place (topside of the downtube)

ive got a pump on the seat tube... so there are no more attachment points for another bottle cage

can you buy bottle cages that attach to the underside of the downtube, without being fixed to the frame by bolts? the one on the topside of the downtube is bolted on, so it'd have to have a different attaching mechanism



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https://nordicgroup.us/cageboss/

Personally most other places have wires or are too close to the wheels. Try a camelback.
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Another water option is to pack a Platypus and refill your bottles.

https://www.rei.com/product/617926
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Could you put a cage where your pump is if you put the pump somewhere else? I just put the pump in a pannier when I tour, anyway.
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thanks for the replies everyone.

the seat tube isnt very long (about 15 inches) so if i put a bottle cage there i wouldn't be able to fit a very big bottle in it.. unlesss the bottle slid in and out from the side, instead of lifting it up to take it out. can you get cages like this? if so i wouldn't need to worry about attaching one to the underside of the frame
 
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just found some that should be suitable. ta
 
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You do not need a special cage. You can use a standard cage, but you need a different attachment mechanism for that cage since I suspect you do not have braze-ons there.

Hose clamps (available at an auto parts store) will work to attach a bottle cage.
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I asked this same question several years ago when converting our mountain bikes. One or two people responded that it is possible to simply drill two holes in a steel frame and bolt a regular cage to the underside. I was skeptical and double checked over at the framebuilders forum where most but not all agreed it was safe to do so.
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You can always use the Two Fish strap on cage just about anywhere.

https://www.twofish.biz/bike.html
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Originally Posted by randalll
where can i buy the ones that attach to the underside of the downtube? i cant seem to find them anywhere. ta.
Keep in mind that there is no law you need to have a water bottle there! Many people do fine without it.
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It sounds like you`ve already solved your problem, but just in case- rather than try a different kind of bottle cage, you might have luck with a different pump bracket. Some of them stick out to the side (where I constantly knock my heels into the pump barrel) and allow you to mount a cage on the same bosses as the pump.

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You can get a gizmo that mounts two cages to the back of your saddle.
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Check out this site for all your options when it comes to attaching cages with and without braze-ons

Look towards the bottom of the page and click on the following link:

"Adding Water Bottle Cages to Bicycles without Braze-Ons"


https://www.bicycleluggageracks.com/
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May I also suggest a Camelbak? I found that on long rides (between 70 and 100 miles) on a 2L Camelbak, I only needed one water bottle, and that was filled with Gatorade. One of the cheaper models that is basically a water bladder and an elastic lacing for a jacket will not be that heavy or painful on your back.
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I just used 3 strips of old tube and zip ties to attach a bottle cage to the bottom of my downtube.

Two thin strips of old tube laterally to act as a bit of a shim under the zip ties (and also holds them in place) and a slightly wider strip vertically that goes under the cage itself, holding it in place as well.

Extra bonus is the strips of tube prevent your frame from getting knicked up.
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This is what I did.
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