Angel and Kurt,
Minoura makes a nice (modern and off-topic) handlebar bottle cage mounting plate adapter to which a normal bottle cage can be mounted. It's an off-topic item, but replicates the on-topic original HB bottle cage mounts, so it might qualify as a KOF accessory. It's great for getting coffee from PEET's or other java places as well as being a more convenient water bottle location for city riding and commuting.
(I use my downtube-mounted cage for my very-off-topic NiteRider 13.2V dual-beam bottle-cage battery pack.)
Jon Spangler in foggy, cool, and breezy Alameda, CA (which means that summer is coming! :-)
On May 24, 2009, at 10:20 PM, <classicrendezvous-
email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
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> Date: Sun, 24 May 2009 19:50:34 -0700
> From: Kurt Sperry <email@example.com>
> Subject: Re: [CR] Why stop water bottle in front of handlebars?
> To: Angel Garcia <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Cc: CLASSIC RENDEZVOUS <email@example.com>
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> I always thought the classic handlebar mounts looked like they'd work
> better than downtube mounts that superceded them, but by my time the
> classic handlebar-mounted cages had fallen out of fashion and were
> nowhere to be found. They might confer a small aero advantage too
> perhaps looking at the way they sit.
> Kurt Sperry
> Bellingham, Washington
> 2009/5/24 Angel Garcia <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
>> Looking through some older photos....that looks pretty convenient.
>> Is it
>> really better on the downtube?
>> Angel Garcia
>> Long Valley, sigh..no bikes old enuf