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I played a lot more than I worked today :O)(6 posts)

I played a lot more than I worked today :O)Live Steam
Mar 13, 2003 5:00 PM
I got my new goodies for the TCR today so I had to put them on and go for a ride even though the weather wasn't that great here in NYC. Then I have been planning to add a second bottle cage to my Klein. I can't believe that they only make provisions for one cage on this frame. I have the bike set up for my fiance to use (check the short riser stem and rabbits foot on the bars :O). I constantly remind her to drink when we are out. She says she will run out with one bottle, so I added another today.

Check it out JS Haiku Shop! Two zip ties and a strip of tube patch material glued to the back of the cage is all it took. Seems to be very secure, but a road test will be proof of that.

Well tomorrow I have to get my nose to the grindstone again! We are expecting more of that dreaded white stuff tomorrow anyway :O(

me too . . .dtufts
Mar 13, 2003 8:32 PM
sweet ride.

I played way to much today, too. Instead of work I finally put out some cash on the bike I've been testing for a couple of weeks. A Trek 5200 OCLV 62cm. Expect delivery in 3 or 4 days, then have it adjusted by the PT at the LBS. I can hardly wait . . . . Snow is all gone here in Salt Lake City.
please give an update about the bottle cage...JS Haiku Shop
Mar 14, 2003 6:13 AM
after about 350 miles, including 30-50 in the rain or "winter precipitation", if possible. i'd be interested in how it holds up.

please give an update about the bottle cage...Live Steam
Mar 14, 2003 6:24 AM
Will do, however I doub't Christine will be heading out in a downpour or snow fall any time soon :O) I used the self cut patch stuff - the stuff that comes in a 2in x 3in or so swatch. The stuff you have to peel away the protective coating from both sides. It even has a small grid pattern on it. It is very sticky. As I said, It doesn't look like it will slide down. I tried to do that manually, but it may swivel. It moves in that direction a little when I try to move it. Heck if it doesn't work, it's back to the drawing board. The clamp you used won't work here. I projects out too far and will interfer with the other cage. There isn't any room to move it up and away from the other cage. You couldn't put a bottle in it then because it would be too close to the TT.
the second cage i'm using is...JS Haiku Shop
Mar 14, 2003 6:39 AM
side entry. just so happened that my spare cages are the elite ciussi side-entry models (bought on clearance). i use those big honkin' 32-ounce bottles, but still no problems getting 'em in or out. 56cm frame.
the second cage i'm using is...Live Steam
Mar 14, 2003 8:26 AM
Hmm? Side mount cages. I'll have to look into those for the Klein. It may help. Thanks.