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How can I fit this bottle holder to this bike?

I want to fit this bottle holder on my bike but the attachment seems too thin for the frame tubes. I believe this is a universal bottle holder and my bike isn’t of unusual size or tube girth. Am I ...
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How can I make better use of the dead space under my bottle cages?

There's an annoying/useful bit of space under each of the bottle holders on all of my bikes; I currently strap a spare tube there (which keeps the right tube on the right bike). The tube is in a bag ...
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How to fit rivnut / nutsert to frame?

I have an old steel frame road bike, dating from 1980. Its not rare or special, but its very like the one I rode to high school in the late 80s. Problem: There are no bottle cage mounts, so my ...
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Installing a Bottle Cage without Mounting Screws/Threads

I have a Next PX 6.0 mountain bike that I bought at Walmart a few years ago. It did not come with pre-installed mounting screws and/or threads for a bottle cage. The frame has large, strangely ...
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Bottle on frame alternative

I've been riding with a bottle filled with isotonic drink + hydration backpack with plain water for quite awhile. Recently my bottle stated to fall off on descents (not the best frame design + ...
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Adapter for moving bottle cage up/down while using frame's bottle cage braze-ons

Are there adapters available for moving a bottle cage up/down in the frame? I am trying to move my seat tube's bottle cage down 4-5 centimeters and I prefer using the braze-ons. Note: the question is ...
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Is it possible to increase maximum seatpost insertion length by filing down a seat tube bottle cage mount boss?

I have an aluminum MTB hardtail frame with a pair of standard bottle cage holes on the seat tube. I want to insert a seatpost fairly deep into the frame sometimes, so that the saddle stays low. The ...
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Is there a type of bottle cage that doesn't scratch bottles?

I have bottle cages similar to these ones and I don't like that my bottles get scratched after a while. Will this also happen with plastic or carbon fiber cages? I don't like the idea of having to buy ...
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Will putting bicycle bottles in dishwasher damage them?

I have been using the dishwasher for my bottles more regularly since I started using powdered drink mixes, which leave a lot of residue in my bottles that's harder to clean out by hand than when I was ...
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Does every drink bottle fit into every holder?

I have a Specalized drink bottle holder and was always using normal 750ml plastic bottles, but they never fit very well. I was looking online for water bottles and now I'm wondering if all bottles ...
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Fitting a bottle cage

I have an old steel frame Peugot road bike that I want to fit a bottle cage to. It has braze-ons but I'm not sure how to mount it. Can anyone advise? Pictures uploaded.
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Attach bottle cage to frame w/o mount screws

I'm planning on getting a bottle cage for my bike, but my bike does not have the standard mount screws for one. As I understand it, there are two types of cages: bolted cages and clamped cages. I'd ...
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Possible to repair a pushed in braze-on?

I have a Trek 7200 (Alpha aluminum frame) and it has two water bottle holder mountings, the top braze-on on the seat tube seems to have broken from over-tightening and has sunk into the frame. These ...
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Simplest and best way to keep water bottles clean and hygienic?

Obviously a daily wash with washing up liquid and water is a good start... But with all the use a water bottle gets and the mouthpiece being exposed to the elements whilst cycling through who knows ...