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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:05 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I have this raleigh USA crseted Butte from 1986.

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Not that the picture shows it, but it has THREE bottle cage style bosses on the seat tube. Two are low down in the normal place, and normal distance apart. However a third one can be found half way to the top tube - too far away for it to be used with one of the lower ones as a bottle cage mount?

So what's that all about then?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:33 pm 
East Midlands AEC
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do they have bigger bottles in the states :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:47 pm 
Old School Hero
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It could have been for a co2 cartridge holder. My Miyata road bike has a similar single bolt, but located in a different location. When I bought it, the shop said it was for the cartridges. :?:

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:56 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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CO2 cans in 1986? I think I will fit a beer bottle opener :-)

Cheers... C


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 9:02 pm 
B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
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Shoulder strap boss :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 10:06 pm 
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It's so you can carry a two litre PET bottle of coke around with you; depending which manufacture made the frame some will only take Pepsi bottles whilst others only Cocal Cola :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 11:30 pm 
Old School Grand Master

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radar is correct. I think it was blackburn who made a massive cage to carry a "normal" (IE bottled water) 2L water bottle. WTB & a few others used to use 3bottle boss mounts as well.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2006 7:16 am 
Old School Hero
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Yeah, not sure of the date of co2 cylinders. Retroking #1 jarred my memory though. I worked on a neighbors old Jamis and it had a shoulder strap bolted on near the top of the seat tube for carrying the bike on your shoulder. First time I had ever seen that.

Thunderchild


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