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two bottle cages with only one braze-on...anyone use this?(19 posts)

two bottle cages with only one braze-on...anyone use this?JS Haiku Shop
Mar 5, 2003 7:47 AM
my steamroller has only one bottle cage braze-on. i looked at the twofish thing from nashbar, but this looks better (can use whatever cage you like). has anyone used it or something similar?


Pipe clamps and a piece of latex tube...Spunout
Mar 5, 2003 7:56 AM
well, that was the 80s when bikes usually had only one set. Sometimes none! Looks like a cleaner solution.
I've never used more than one bottle, even on 100+ rides. (nm)onespeed
Mar 5, 2003 8:04 AM
re: two bottle cages with only one braze-on...anyone use this?Live Steam
Mar 5, 2003 8:13 AM
Zip ties should work well too. I would just put a thin strip of rubber, maybe cut from an old tube, behind the cage and tie to prevent slipping and marks on seat tube.
As an aside, how difficult is it to add permanent mounts?....SS_MB-7
Mar 5, 2003 8:20 AM
As an aside, how difficult is it to add permanent mounts to a frame with "Rivnuts", etc? My new '03 Bianchi Pista doesn't have any water bottle mounts so I'd like to add at least 1, likely 2 to the frame. LBS seems to think it is pretty straight-forward and easy. I trust the head-mechanic there that would be doing it.

Also, what about adding a rear brake to a frame that is not drilled for one?

Ride Hard,
Mike B.
Not very.look271
Mar 5, 2003 10:47 AM
A lbs near me drilled my friend's Fuji track bike with rivets for 2 bottle cages and brakes. Cost him about $40 for everything, I think.
works great!tarwheel
Mar 5, 2003 8:39 AM
I bought a Zefal Gizmo (isn't that what they're called?) to use on my old Bianchi frame, which only had braze-ons for one bottle holder. Works great and the price is right. Only caution I would have is that it can damage decals if put right on top of one.
re: two bottle cages with only one braze-on...anyone use this?brider
Mar 5, 2003 8:41 AM
Minoura makes a great add-on bracket that puts the bottle behind the seat at an angle. The bracket attaches to the seat rails and is pretty secure. There are also (much more ugly in my book) versions from various other companies that put one or two bottles behind the seat, attaching to the seatpost.
re: behind the seatJS Haiku Shop
Mar 5, 2003 8:52 AM
profile makes one--i think it's called an "aqua rack". i have it, and have used it on many rides. on this bike, i've carried up to 88 ounces of liquid, not including camelbak. on a bike with two water bottle braze-ons, 112 ounces. however, on this bike in this situation, the space behind the seat is occupied.

re: how about this?cyclopathic
Mar 5, 2003 9:34 AM
damn, that's smooth! nmJS Haiku Shop
Mar 5, 2003 9:37 AM
or this?cyclopathic
Mar 5, 2003 9:39 AM
obviously you don't wannacyclopathic
Mar 5, 2003 9:42 AM
mix this with you Carradice ;)
..but you're looking forcyclopathic
Mar 5, 2003 9:45 AM
this one
AHA!JS Haiku Shop
Mar 5, 2003 9:46 AM
'spose i gotta be retro .....Spirito
Mar 5, 2003 10:41 AM
i found an old REG (italy) barmount bottle cage (circa 1971). looks neat and works with no brazeon bikes or as an extra for them heat wave days (do they exist?).

two clamps and a bottle cage with the built in bridge. chrome steel of course ;-) - but still plenty light.

nice bartape! nmcyclopathic
Mar 6, 2003 8:03 AM
Are those center-pull brakes?look271
Mar 6, 2003 10:26 AM
Look like it. Had a Fuji Gran Tourer with those. Aaaaaahhh, memories!
American ClassicAaronL
Mar 5, 2003 10:54 AM
They make a clamp that is really clean, simple and works very well. You can hardly tell it's a clamp.