Re: [CR]Vintage water bottle question


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From: "Pete Geurds" <raleighpro@dejazzd.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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Subject: Re: [CR]Vintage water bottle question
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2004 16:14:54 -0400


From: "jerrymoos" <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
> You can still buy handlebar mounts for water bottle cages, made by Minoura.
> A different design from the old HB cage mounts, but I think they look pretty
> classic and at home on a classic bike, especially if you use a chromed steel
> cage. I have several of these, and almost always use them on any bike
> without water bottle cage brazeons, so as to avoid damaging the paint with
> cage clamps. They come in single cage or double cage versions. Sheldon and
> others sell them.

I wrote Minoura and asked about chrome or stainless versions - pointing out the lucrative vintage bicycle market they're missing ; ) and they agreed it'd be a good idea but offered no indication of if or when they'd make them that way. Maybe if they suddenly had a flood of requests? http://www.minoura.jp/index-et.html Instead I painted a double mount with Krylon chrome paint since the black looked out of place amongst all the aluminum of the bar and stem and cages. Fine for a rider, but not right for a show bike of course.

Pete Geurds
Douglassville, Pa