Re: [CR]Water Bottle cages for classics?


Example: Framebuilding

Date: Wed, 10 May 2006 07:36:31 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Water Bottle cages for classics?
To: "Kahrl, Michael" <Michael.Kahrl@andrew.com>, Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <B4DB63332789614B9634745DAD2707D603482A85@awnjexch1.andrew.com>


The bottle cage clamps say they fit 31.8mm frame tubes. Is there a version that fits 28.6mm (or 28.0mm French) classic steel tubes?

Regards,

Jerry Moos Big Spring, TX

"Kahrl, Michael" <Michael.Kahrl@andrew.com> wrote: TA chrome plated steel cages sold by Rivendell. The best looking cage clamps are the stainless steel ones made by Minoura. http://www.bikemannetwork.com/biking/p/ACH2OSYS/WC3000. These are easily found in bike shops, or ordered from QBP. You may want to pad the bottom of the cage and the undersides of the clamps with electrical tape or innertube strips before your tighten things down onto your authentic and brittle frame paint. As Grant points out, the steel may be a little rough in places and the chrome a little thin and after a few years riding in the rain there will be rust spots, but these things are easily cleaned up or just spring for some new cages.

If tube real estate is scarce because you're also carrying a Silca Impero pump or you want to keep your awesome seat tube panels clear, then try the Minoura handlebar clamp with the TA cage. http://www.bikemannetwork.com/biking/p/ACH2OSYS/WC3002 Looks correct, works great, and it's a darn handy place to carry a waterbottle.

Now where do I find classic waterbottles?

Michael Kahrl Columbus, Ohio

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