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Where in the world can I find a replacement schwinn cup-holder as used on many cruiser bikes for decades? [closed]

As recently as 2018, schwinn catalogs had a “cup-holder series” of cruisers, with a plastic and foam cup holder fitted at the front between the twin top tubes. It degrades under UV, sunlight. I think ...
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Why no fatty liquids in bottles?

The technical information for some bicycle bottles includes statements like: Do not microwave. Do not add fatty products (oil, milk, etc.). Not microwaving, I understand. Not putting in a dishwasher,...
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Is there a standard for water bottles?

It's prudent to use water bottle cages that will adapt to bottle diameters within some range, to allow using multiple bottles in the same cage. Naturally, this flexibility is to be hedged against ...
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Bottle holder - aluminium or titanium bolts?

I'm a "weight-weenie" and optimize the bolts I'm using. Replacing steel with aluminium or titanium, depending of the location (to summarize: exerted forces, and dangerosity in case of breakage). ...
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Cage holder for large bottle [closed]

I am trying to find a bottle holder for this bottle. I am open to building it if need be. I am NOT interested in buying another bottle.
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Bottle holder for mountain bike

I want to get a bottle holder for my bike. It has no pre-drilled holes for the holder. I found some that clamp on but not sure if they would work with the wide tube that I would need to mount it to.
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Map of water taps to fill bottles [closed]

Are there any maps of taps where I can fill my water bottles (bidons) on long rides. I live in Scotland, but would be glad to learn of the existence of such resources worldwide.
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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. It did not come with pre-installed mounting screws/threads for a bottle cage. The frame has large oval-shaped tubes, so many attachments that come with bottle ...
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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 ...
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