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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:02 pm 
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Is it just me being stupid and buying the wrong cages or are all modern plastic and carbon cages utter rubbish. Once fitted to the frame and they have a bottle of water in they rattle about like a pair of ill-fitting false teeth. :shock: :shock:

Think I will buy some Elite alloy cages in the future.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:09 pm 
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Location: 54 Festive Road Winchcombe GLOUCS Yarp...
I have a Blackburn weird but nice one on the basso which is a good design with no problems.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:34 pm 
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I tried a few different sorts and found the Bontrager RL ones to be good, no rattle, light, sturdy. Considering what some companies charge for them, I think it wasn't a bad price either.

Not to be confused with the RXL, which looks similar but is carbon and therefore is more expensive.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:41 pm 
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Don't forget that bottles may be the rattlers just as much as cages. And I have an 'Elite' carbon cage that is lovely in every respect (not least its minimal weight and that it holds bottles gently and quietly) except it is totally wrong for the bike so I'm back now with two silver ally cages.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:49 pm 
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I removed an old Elite alloy cage from the tandem before selling and now fitted it to the Trigon to see if it makes any difference


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:08 pm 
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ive stuck with alloy ones, whats the point in a light weight one when its got a heavy bottle in it lol


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:49 pm 
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FYI Halfords have some nice alloy cages and they are not expensive/

Richard


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:04 pm 
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Blackburn ones for me 8)

7 years old and still shiny and solid and rattle free 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 12:48 am 
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BBB Fueltank 3. If the bottle is a bit skinny, I just bend it a bit.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 1:51 am 
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Tacx Tao only cage worth spending money on bar none. Foll wrap with this rubber, bottles do not move easy in easy out.


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