Bottle on a Commuting Bike

Discussion in 'Commuting and Road Safety' started by lonz, May 24, 2005.

  1. lonz

    lonz New Member

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    I want to buy a new bike on which i can commute to work and the best one i found for the price is without place where you can fix the bottle. I live in a hot country Malta and i drink a lot.

    Have anyone of you this problem or should i go to another bike?

    Cheers enjoy commuting
     
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  2. eric_the_red

    eric_the_red New Member

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    Maybe use a Camelback, that way you can carry more liquid than a bottle.
     
  3. Eden

    Eden New Member

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    My hybrid came with no place for a rear bottle (I am small and the geometry of the frame does not leave much space) so I used a couple of adjustable hose clamps to attach a water bottle cage. Works fine if you don't mind the look.
     
  4. Cubby

    Cubby New Member

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    That's exactly what I did. I used the hose clamps to clamp a water bottle cage to my seat post. I even painted the clamps black to match the seat post. Works like a champ. The only problem may be locating a wate bottle cage with the "wings" to clamp on like this: http://www.nordicgroup.us/cageboss.htm

    Also check this out: http://www.nordicgroup.us/cageboss.htm

    For my Trek I bough the Minoura attachment for the seat post. It was under $10.
     
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