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IRD carbon cageskatie1
Dec 29, 2003 1:00 PM
Has anyone used this product? I like them ( and the Arundel (slightly heavier:,5072,881,00.html?category_id=361&article_type_id=62&family_id=131) carbon cages because they are shiny black, matching my seat stays and fork (yes, it is all about beauty). I don't want a bottle launcher so any input would be welcome. Thanks.
I've used the Arundel for about 9 monthsDave Hickey
Dec 29, 2003 1:10 PM
It holds my water bottle better than any other cage I've tried. I now have them on two bikes. The outside stays shiny gloss. The inside of the cage is now flat because to the bottle rubbing. A little pin striping looks nice too.
Dave, STOP IT!Asiago
Dec 29, 2003 1:23 PM
Dave, you really, really have to stop showin' pictures of that bike! I can't stand it anylonger. :)

OK..... here's a different one:-) It's a KG76Dave Hickey
Dec 29, 2003 4:25 PM
That's just mean!Asiago
Dec 30, 2003 12:22 PM
You are NOT nice!

My Bianchi is coming along. Should be riding it by this weekend. Did you see this link I posted?

He said he has some Celeste paint but he could not guarantee it would match my older, traditional Celeste. The other option he said is that Waterford would repaint the bike for around $300. Don't think I'm gonna do that though!

Anyway, I'm gonna ride the bike with a chain tensioner and then decide if I want to go ahead with new dropouts.

Pics?Dave Hickey
Dec 30, 2003 1:30 PM
I really like Celeste Bianchis
Arundel CagesBixe
Dec 29, 2003 9:06 PM
These Arundel cages are numbers 5 and 6. Numbers 1 and 2 are over a year old without any failures. They hold a standard bottle snug without having to force the bottle back in.

Among other things, a good cage should be easy to get the bottle back in without having to look. For instance, I have a pair of the USE carbon cages too, which look nice enough but are a little more difficult to find with the bottom of the bottle without looking....

Bike weight?Derrick VL
Jan 1, 2004 3:39 AM
When I look at the frame, pedals, seat post, etc. this must be an extremely light bike. What is the weight? 7.5 kg?
7.7 kg (nm)Bixe
Jan 2, 2004 4:42 AM
What is that stuff hanging from the seat about? nmdivve
Jan 2, 2004 11:33 PM
Uh... 'Seasonal Accents.'Bixe
Jan 3, 2004 12:06 PM
Actually they're gone this weekend. Somewhere along the way, Styleman said something like 'Don't attach Mojos to your ride.' So naturally....
re: IRD carbon cagestabl10s
Dec 30, 2003 4:29 AM
I have two of the prettiest carbon cages on my bike. They cost $100 each and have not been used. I'll gice you a good deal on one if you are interested. The bike looks beter with just one attached.