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 Post subject: No bottle cage bolts.
PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:36 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I was wondering if anyone can help me find a nice looking way to atrach a bottle cage to a frame with no bolts. I have a 1970's Witcomb bike I am restoring and have chrome cable clips on the top bar so wouldloke something that goes. Any help greatfully exexcepted.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:48 pm 
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Only ever seen those flexible galvanised clamps.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:33 pm 
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I dont think you can get bottle cage clamps new anymore so EBay is your friend or put a wanted add for chrome bottle cage clamps on here. TA did nice clamps but these tend to be expensive. REG made a cheaper version. Below is a photo of my REG bottle and clamps;

http://www.flickr.com/photos/16704837@N08/9764622903/


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 11:14 pm 
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Are you desperate for a bottle cage.......the clamps make a mess of the paint. Back in the 70's we used tape to try and protect the frame but still got scratched..

http://www.velobase.com/ViewComponent.a ... AbsPos=222

as above REG did them :)

Shaun


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 11:25 pm 
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Decathlon do a modern black plastic fitment. Not in any way retro, but would do the job and would be kinder to the paintwork


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 11:27 pm 
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I might try and make some with a thin rubber backing to protect frame.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 11:34 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I could always make something like this http://www.flickr.com/photos/lovely_bicycle/5565184206/


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 11:47 pm 
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Or get some large P-clips and bend the tabs so they're symmetrical and not P shaped.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:23 am 
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Not exactly period correct but you could also try handlebar mounted water bottle


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:48 am 
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..or saddle mounted cages.


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