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


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From: "Tom Martin" <tom@wilsonbike.com>
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Subject: Re: [CR]Vintage water bottle question, very good question!
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2004 15:22:51 -0700


There are some inexpensive taiwan imported bottle cages that clamp onto your handlebars, nothing elegant but they do the trick. The clamp is integrated into the alloy cage so it is not an adaptor like the Minoura mount. A Lot of bike shops these days are stocking them, and they retail for like 7-10 bucks. Dealers order them through distributors like QBP, Hawley, J&B, and Wilson

Tom Martin
Oakland CA


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From: Bikerdaver@aol.com
To: wheelman@nac.net
Sent: Monday, June 14, 2004 4:48 PM
Subject: Re: [CR]Vintage water bottle question, very good question!



> 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