[Yak] Re: Water Bottle Cages
cycling at axelrod.plus.com
Wed Dec 10 08:13:16 CST 2008
I have an NWT.
I find the following
1. the cages are great for some things, not for others.
I find a useful side effect of the
one on the big nearly-horizontal downtube is that
when I fold down the seat-tube the bottle cage holds it
nicely in place (not that its loose at all). The one
on the seat tube tends to get in the way of that and
my cover so I don't have it on.
2. the one on top of the almost horizontal tube
doesn't grip my bottles very well - they tend to move forwards
and slip out. I don't have the one on the underside of
that tube on at all as I find it to be useless for exactly
the same reason - bottles slip forwards and interfere with
the front wheel steering.
3. to carry more water than I can get in the single bottle
cage I have on I use a large lemonade bottle behind the
seatpost on top of the rack stays, stabilised with
bungees around the seatpost and onto the rear rack
and this works extremely well - but then I'm not
a lightweight speed merchant, I like to tour and just
plod along so weight and finesse/wind resistance in that
area is not an issue for me. Its also easily replaceable
wherever I am - I can set off on a flight and get one
when I get there and discard it (properly of course) at the end.
> ...agreed on the Cat-Eye bottle cages. The other problem that I
> have found with some aluminium cages is that they leave grey
> metal residue on the bottles.
> On Tue, 9 Dec 2008 17:54:01 -0500, you wrote:
>> The cages on my Air Friday (as delivered from Green Gear) are really
>> cheap and nasty plastic cages from Cateye. They are soft and
>> flexible, and my first thought was to replace them with something more
>> up to the quality of the rest of the bike. However, I was unable to
>> find any better quality cages ...
>> It turns out that these cages are great. I have since bought several
>> more. They hold the bottles really tightly, don't scratch them, don't
>> drop them, and are very light. T
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