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Adding a WaterBottle to older bike...(10 posts)

Adding a WaterBottle to older bike...bent_spoke
Mar 19, 2003 9:43 AM
I'm planning to ride the NYC 5 Boroughs ride with a friend & I'm thinking of using my older Peugot as I'm a little paranoid of mixing it up with all those riders(~30K). Anyway, the old bike doesn't have fittings for a waterbottle & I'd like to be able to carry two bottles. Does any one know if you can add two to the bars? I know that minoura makes one to go behind the seat, but what do you do with your tool pac? What's the best way to do this without a Camelback? I'd appreciate your help.
re: Adding a WaterBottle to older bike...JS Haiku Shop
Mar 19, 2003 9:46 AM
the minoura one also swivels to go on the handlebar, and can be used on the downtube. see here:

Fred the Cross Poser "two bottle cages, one set of braze-ons: solution" 3/13/03 9:22am

also, the profile 2-bottle holder for behind the seat/on the seatpost can leave room above for a small seatpack, if you have enough seatpost showing. works ok for me.
If you don't care how it looks...retro
Mar 19, 2003 9:52 AM
You can use hose clamps or electrical tape (99 cents at Home Depot in many colors) to attach a couple of cages temporarily. Somebody used to make clamp-on cages, too, but I haven't seen one in years.
simple and cheap!the bull
Mar 19, 2003 9:55 AM
Use 2 hose clamps around the frame tuck the bottle holder in a tighten the hose clamps.If you are afriad of scratching the frame wrap electircal tape around the tube.
Good luck.
re: Adding a WaterBottle to older bike...No_sprint
Mar 19, 2003 9:56 AM
I use an Xlab saddle wing for long long rides. Easy on, easy off. Plenty of room for a saddle pack. You can see it at
another option -- zefal gizmotarwheel
Mar 19, 2003 10:31 AM
The Zefal Gizmo costs $3.95 at excelsports and lets you add another water bottle cage. It's light weight, non-obtrusive looking, and easy to install.
this was my first choiceJS Haiku Shop
Mar 19, 2003 10:41 AM
if the LBS didn't have anything.
A little more money, and you could make it permanent...Quack
Mar 19, 2003 11:12 AM
Have a machine shop install some threaded inserts into the frame by riveting. Drill four holes, pop in the inserts, and add your modern bottle cages. Not sure what it would cost. If the shop had the tool, I would bet around $30. Good luck!
re: Adding a WaterBottle to older bike...cyclopathic
Mar 19, 2003 12:44 PM
take a look at this one

it's a clip on/no braze ons need
Thanks for all the input!! [nm]bent_spoke
Mar 20, 2003 9:25 AM