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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:58 am 
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I have an old Claud Butler Holdsworthy road frame bought on here in December (loving it, such a great bike) and need to fit more bottle cages.

The frame doesn't have any cage bosses, and I don't want the expense of getting some done by a frame builder.

Are there cheap, effective solutions for adding more? I know there is a 'band-on' type of adapter but it's a but ugly and sits very high.

Any suggestions?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:20 am 
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zip ties

or

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Seat-Post-Clamp-B ... _633wt_911

looks like it can be used on the frame tubes.

or take the rollers off and use these:

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http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/product-DMR- ... -10815.htm


or

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http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/product-Zefa ... -20567.htm


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:26 am 
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legrandefromage wrote:
zip ties


Sometimes the most simple are the least obvious... Good idea!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:29 am 
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leelovesbikestoo wrote:
legrandefromage wrote:
zip ties


Sometimes the most simple are the least obvious... Good idea!


look again....


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:35 am 
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legrandefromage wrote:
leelovesbikestoo wrote:
legrandefromage wrote:
zip ties


Sometimes the most simple are the least obvious... Good idea!


look again....


This looks interesting
http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/710-53481-19255-0/1?type=4&campid=5335847048&toolid=10001&customid=ebayUKauto4&mpre=http%3A//cgi.ebay.co.uk/Seat-Post-Clamp-Bottle-Cage-/300441553721%3Fcmd%3DViewItem%26pt%3DUK_SportGoods_CyclAcces_RL%26hash%3Ditem45f3b64b39#ht_633wt_911

Sitting at an angle you might squeeze 2 or 3 bottles on the downtube...

Thanks again!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:21 am 
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those Zefal gizmos are good, I've used them on a couple of bikes for bottles and crud catchers. They look pretty tidy and don't come loose.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 2:21 pm 
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you can get some brakets that fit to the seat rails. My pal had to use thse on his full susser. Chainreaction sell them.
otherwise how about one of those camelback things


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 2:24 pm 
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A frame builder will charge about £15-£20 to fit a set of bottle bosses.

Had a similar conundrum with a frame lacking bosses. In the end paid the extra few quid for a proper job.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 2:28 pm 
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kula wrote:
you can get some brakets that fit to the seat rails. My pal had to use thse on his full susser. Chainreaction sell them.
otherwise how about one of those camelback things


A Camlebak on a randonneur? No no no ;o)

I'll eventually look at getting it properly done when I refurbish and respray it, but at the moment I just need a quick and cheap fix.

Thanks for all the helpful info!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 2:38 pm 
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You could use the proper clips (ie came with the bottle cage) for attaching a bottle cage, that's what people used in the days when frames usually didn't have braze on bosses, although they might be a bit hard to find now.


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