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  • Premier Icon DezB
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    I've zip tied a bottle cage to my bike. But it does have 1 working cage mount so I think that helps.
    I do have a spare round the tube mount that doesn't fit any of my frames – you can have that if it fits yours.
    Like this. (XL size)

    Premier Icon twinklydave
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    Do the innertube – gaffer tape bit then back it up with a couple of big zip ties, done up frame crushingly tight and you'll be reet.

    Worked for me for the best part of a year on my old bike.

    thomthumb
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    got a rubber mount from decathlon that works well.

    i know SJS stock a few 'unusual' bottle mounts.

    Skoolshoes
    Member

    One of these perhaps?

    Premier Icon cookeaa
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    A few Sturdy Zip ties and a bit of pipe lagging or inner tube to protect the frame should work…

    Premier Icon Jerome
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    Camelback ??

    Premier Icon DezB
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    The thing skoolshoes has put a pic of – they do not work offroad. Well, not with a bottle in anyway.

    jon1973
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    Camelback ??

    If I was riding for 24 hours I'd want more than a Camelbak I think. A few extra bottles would be handy.

    GaryLake
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    Doing my first 24 solo, planning on using bottles but my backup/2nd bike doesn't have any bottle cage mounts.

    I figure some inner tube on the top tube followed by the cage and a load of gaffer tape will hold it – is this doomed to fail?

    Premier Icon valleydaddy
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    that gives me an idea to solve my Zesty post re similar subject ta STW

    B_Leach
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    Gaffa tape can be used to fix anything – fact, and if it doesn't work you didn't use enough. Should be fine!
    +1 for lagging the frame so you don't damage it too

    Plug up tube drain holes, fill frame with coke, fit camelbac tube to BB drain hole, zip tie tube to seattube, pass end of tube through a saddle with open 'love channel', shove tube up anus. Ride hard.

    Et Voila! Coke enema achieves hydration without having to remove hands to reach for bottle, uninterupted breathing.

    If the coke starts to run out of steam, pop a couple of mentos in via the seattube, that should get it running again for a few more laps before you can top up again.

    Good luck BTW.

    Waderider
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    Have a look at plastic coasters designed for holding fishing reels to beachcasters. They are rock solid and do a great job on round tubes, I used them 'back in the day'.

    http://www.breakaway-tackle.com/product_info.php?cPath=58&products_id=344

    (URL isn't working for me for some reason……….)

    GaryLake
    Member

    Cheers guys.

    Didn't want to run a camelbak as worried about chaffing or back/shoulder issues after 24 hours.

    I've got a crew, in fact, Team Syncros have agreed to take us under their wing and help my crew as they're first timers. I figure one bottle should see me two laps and we should be trackside so I can grab a new bottle every two laps.

    Obviously I'm banking on a dry race and no mechanicals and won't be needing the spare bike, but figured I should find and test a solution before hand.

    If gaffer tape, lagging and zip ties doesn't work, I'll try some of those other suggestions.

    ADH: seeing as the spare bike is my Five, imagine the amount of fluids I could fit in the downtube/swingarm!

    thomthumb – Member
    got a rubber mount from decathlon that works well.

    i know SJS stock a few 'unusual' bottle mounts.

    Zefal make these, which is why I think Decathlon tend to stock them. The Zefal jobbies work as well.

    http://www.rutlandcycling.com/13846/Zefal-Gizmo-Bottle-Cage.html

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