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Water bottle cages for non-braze-on equipped frames?(6 posts)

Water bottle cages for non-braze-on equipped frames?xxl
Sep 13, 2002 12:55 PM
Anyone have a line on water bottle cages for the frame that doesn't have mounts (and on a touring frame, no less)? I'm aware of the Zefal Gizmos, and the "pop-in" rivet-like things, but I was hoping for something a little more, well, "dated." Those steel cage/clamp things would be fine, and if someone were able to point me to a source for bar-mounted double cages, I'd think I'd died and gone to heaven.

Any options to suggest on lugging liquids on one's braze-less single-speed?
re: Water bottle cages for non-braze-on equipped frames?Dave Hickey
Sep 13, 2002 1:02 PM
The cheap way is to mount the cage with hose clamps. It's not the best looking, but it's effective.
Bicycle Classics has the old clamps and the matching cages...Djudd
Sep 13, 2002 5:38 PM
seven bucks for both, really neat for the oldies w/o braze-ons
re: Water bottle cages for non-braze-on equipped frames?desmo
Sep 13, 2002 6:38 PM
check your LBS, one of those big catalogs they all use for cheapo aftermarket parts has the little strap clamp kits. which will work for pretty much any cage. only dud is they scratch up your frame decals (but so did the old ones). I did see a handle bar mount adapter in one of those catalogs but it really looked like a POS. you could probably make something nicer.
Have no worry, go to and take a lookLone Gunman
Sep 14, 2002 5:57 PM
I have a single clamp mounted on one of my retro rigs, they offer a double clamp for your standard Elite type cages.
Look under accessories....Lone Gunman
Sep 14, 2002 6:03 PM
You need a BH-2B. It holds two water bottles in the center of the handlebar. My BH-60 holds one bottle. Probably need to find a LBS that handles minoura product if you can't order directly.