Re: [CR]Vintage water bottle question, very good question!


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From: Bikerdaver@aol.com
Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2004 19:48:22 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR]Vintage water bottle question, very good question!
To: wheelman@nac.net, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


In a message dated 6/14/2004 1:13:25 PM PST, wheelman@nac.net writes: Why did handlebar mount water bottles fall out of favor. I do my share of riding and find it a bit more difficult to reach down and retrieve my wb from the down or seat tube and then put it back. I would think the hb mount to be safer and easier to access. Is it a matter of the additional weight over the front wheel? Most people drop their water bottles on a ride from trying to remove or replace it without looking. Is it possible that it is asthetics?

Ray Homiski ----------------------------------------------- Ray- Yours is a durn good question. I too have always wondered why as well. You make some obvious points. I am pressntly doing the unthinkable off CR-list practice using a a hydrapack and various other clones. They do the trick.
cheers-
Dave Anderson
Cut Bank MT