I bought two Elite Custom Race Plus bottle cages for my Giant Advanced SLR frame. I have difficulties installing the vertical bottle cage, as the front derailleur mount blockes the space for the bottle cage screws...(as shown in the picture) How to fix this issue?
I guess you have three options:
- Install some kind of spacer below the bottle cage (a few thick washers would probably do it)
- Cut away part of the bottle cage (if possible).
- Get a bottle cage which doesn’t have this continuous stay from one hole to the other.
As for the spacers: Some mini pumps (e.g. Lezyne Road Drive) come with a bottle cage mount which would act as a spacer.