help carrying drinks

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by £Josh D, 8 Apr 2010.

  1. £Josh D

    £Josh D New Member

    Location:
    Cheshire
    how on earth can i carry a bottle of water on my bike, i dont have a bottle holder and cant buy one so that isnt and option, and i want my body to be free to ride, no bags, coats etc, how can i do this, strap it onto my bike with duck tape but once i take it off how do i get it back on, i aint messing with sticking it, please help :becool:
     
  2. rsvdaz

    rsvdaz New Member

    Location:
    Devon
    why cant you buy one?
    £2 in wilkinsons
     
  3. OP
    OP
    £Josh D

    £Josh D New Member

    Location:
    Cheshire
    how do you know they are gunna fit your bike frame?
     
  4. rsvdaz

    rsvdaz New Member

    Location:
    Devon
    have you not got 2 allen key head screws on the inside (or sometimes outside) sections of your bike frame? if so they are for bottle cages
     
  5. psmiffy

    psmiffy -

    Location:
    Midlands
    if you have not got bottle cage bosses Tefal and a few others make sort of strap on ones -alternatively minoura make a rather more substantial version that will go on the handlebars as well - plenty of double and single cage adaptors that go under the saddle - not expensive
     
  6. upsidedown

    upsidedown Waiting for the great leap forward

    Location:
    The middle bit
  7. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Location:
    Atop a Ti
    They are all pretty much standard.

    Here you go.. £3.00 delivered.

     
  8. OP
    OP
    £Josh D

    £Josh D New Member

    Location:
    Cheshire
    thanks alot, but im doing the ride in the next few days so im going to hit wilkinsons today :biggrin:
     
  9. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    Salford, UK
    Combine safety and hydration....

    [​IMG]

    :biggrin:
     
  10. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    my lbs had a bottle cage that fits to the handlebars. i have it on my vintage claud butler fixie as it meant i didn't have to put a bracket on and risk damaging the paintwork. more in keeping with the age of the bike too (if a little modern looking).
     
  11. Rob3rt

    Rob3rt Man or Moose!

    Location:
    Manchester
    Another option is seat mounted bottle cages as used by Tri-althetes and Time Trialists.
     
  12. OP
    OP
    £Josh D

    £Josh D New Member

    Location:
    Cheshire
    thanks guys, i bought one today im sorted now :tongue:
     
  13. jimboalee

    jimboalee New Member

    Location:
    Solihull
    I've got one of their frying pans. It's hopeless for carrying water on a bicycle.
     
  14. jimboalee

    jimboalee New Member

    Location:
    Solihull
    I had a bottle cage which strapped on to the frame tube years and years ago.

    Nowadays, I don't ride long enough stretches between stops ( AUK controls ) to warrant taking a bottle at all.

    It tickles me how some 100km AUK riders go riding off with two litres of energy drink when the first control is a cafe 18 miles away.

    Two litres,,,, that's two kilograms in my language. Leave it off. Surely a reasonable cyclist can ride for an hour and a half before needing to slurp energy drink?
     
  15. Monsieur Remings

    Monsieur Remings Veteran

    Location:
    Yatton UK
    Hey did you get what you wanted in the end on the bike front, Josh?
     
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