[CR]Re: Handlebar Mount Waterbottles

Example: Framebuilding:Tony Beek

From: BobHoveyGa@aol.com
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2004 16:43:41 EDT
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Re: Handlebar Mount Waterbottles

Thanks to an off-list exchange with Dave that jogged my (aging) memory, I now am able to recall a few conversations I had with fellow riders and occasional racers back in the early 70's about this very topic, the abandonment of the handlebar mounted water bottle. It seems there was at the time a great interest in lowering the center of gravity in whatever way possible, and moving that pound and a half of water a foot closer to the ground was thought to be helpful. Removing that much mass from the bars also made for less intertia and thus more responsive steering.

If these points have been made already, my apologies... but I was delighted to have the memory of those conversations (and good friends) return after all these years, and thought I'd share them before I forgot 'em again...

Bob Hovey
Columbus, GA