Water bottle cage spacers

Discussion in 'Components, Accessories and Clothing' started by Gary E, 20 Aug 2012.

  1. Gary E

    Gary E Veteran

    Location:
    Hampshire
    Spacer.jpg

    This is a water bottle spacer, it has a 5.1mm internal diameter to go over an M5 bolt, an 8mm external diameter and is 5mm long.
    Can I find anywhere that sells them at a sensible price? no I can't :sad:

    THIS is the only place I can find them but there's no way I'm paying that.

    Does anyone know where I can get them at a reasonable price? Surely there must be somewhere. I've got 2 but need a couple more.
     
  2. HERE?
     
  3. OP
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    Gary E

    Gary E Veteran

    Location:
    Hampshire
    OK, I should have gone on to say, I'm not going to be using them as water bottle spacers :blush:

    I'm fixing a small bracket to the top 2 bolts on my stem. To give a little clearance I need to use 2 of these, they HAVE to be 8mm O/D to fit inside the stem front plate. The ones in your link are about 10mm diameter so no good :sad: Thanks anyway for trying :thumbsup:
     
  4. OP
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    Gary E

    Gary E Veteran

    Location:
    Hampshire
    If I wasn't so tight this wouldn't be a problem. I could just get some stock 8mm stainless tube and machine a few but I was hoping there was a quicker, cheaper solution out there.
    £6 for about 2p worth of metal is making the hairs on the back of my neck stand up :laugh:
     
  5. New Horizon

    New Horizon Über Member

    How about spacers from V brake blocks? That’s what I use to space my bottle cage off the downtube to clear the FD bracket.
     
  6. ohnovino

    ohnovino Large Member

    Location:
    Liverpool
    Does it have to be a spacer, or would an M5 bolt nut do the job?
     
  7. OP
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    Gary E

    Gary E Veteran

    Location:
    Hampshire
    All sorted. I took a 12 inch length of stainless steel tube and parted off a hat full!

    Cheers anyway guys :smile:
     
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