[CR]Re: Classicrendezvous Digest, Vol 18, Issue 76

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From: "Stephen Barner" <steve@sburl.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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Date: Sun, 20 Jun 2004 15:31:08 -0400
Subject: [CR]Re: Classicrendezvous Digest, Vol 18, Issue 76

Perhaps the genesis of this thread is the realization that we are not carying enough water on our classic bikes on long rides? At least, that's true for me. Any retro-grouches out there have a solution for this dilemma? All my on-topic road bikes have either single bottle cages on the downtube and a Silca pump on the seat tube or no bottle cage at all. None of these frames have pump pegs on the head tubes. My personal feeling is that, except for expedition or extreme riding conditions, those Camelbacks are a silly fad, yet I also realize that a single bottle is not enough for even a 50 mile ride.

So, what's a retro-grouch to do? Example: I have a pristine '72 Paramount. Can't put a bottle cage on the seat tube, due to the Schwinn Olympic ring decal there. Don't really want to put one on the downtube, since the long Schwinn Paramount decal takes up the whole thing (but I probably will, anyway). That leaves a cool handlbar cage, but all the ones I have seen would clamp directly onto the center sleeve of the Cinelli handlebars! I'm thinking that the only real alternative (other than some goofy seatpost cage) is to design a double HB cage that clamps just outside of the handlebar clamp sleeve.

Amyone have a better suggestion, or know of such a cage already in production?

Steve Barner, Bolton, Vermont

----- Original Message -----

> Date: Sun, 20 Jun 2004 12:29:30 EDT

\r?\n> From: Cushdelmar@aol.com

\r?\n> To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

\r?\n> Subject: [CR]Re: Handlebar mounted cages


\r?\n> Handlebar mounted water bottle cages disappeared when everyone discovered

\r?\n> that with proper pegs you could put a frame mounted pump right under the

\r?\n> top tube. Up to that time (sometime in the 70's) everyone put their pump

\r?\n> next to the seat tube. The pump blocked the space necessary for a water

\r?\n> bottle cage.


\r?\n> Also, racers in the 60's believed that drinking too much water while

\r?\n> riding made your legs heavy. Believe it or not, we'd do long training

\r?\n> rides and races with one small water bottle. Not be out done, marathoners

\r?\n> didn't drink or eat during a marathon in those days. Gatorade made its

\r?\n> first appearance in 1968 but we all avoided it because it tasted

\r?\n> terrible. If I was getting a bottle handed up, I wanted Coke or Pepsi.


\r?\n> Jim Cushing-murray

\r?\n> Del Mar CA