Where to secure the drink holder?

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by Tony Sutton, 26 Jul 2012.

  1. Tony Sutton

    Tony Sutton Active Member

    Location:
    Norfolk, UK
    This is my bike - see attached file.

    Question: Where do I secure the drink holder? I'm fed up with having to stop and remove my backpack just to get a drink.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks.
     

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  2. That's going to be tricky.

    Many mountain bike riders use a 'hydration backpack', something like this. If you're riding flat-out downhill off-road, you won't have time to reach for a bottle cage.

    If you're not riding flat-out downhill.... you may have the wrong bike.
     
  3. OP
    OP
    Tony Sutton

    Tony Sutton Active Member

    Location:
    Norfolk, UK
    I only got the bike for £20 as a way to keep myself fit so I'm just using it for anywhere really... no downhill racing. :smile:

    Maybe some sort of tie cable to secure it down on the frame? Does a drink holder for handle bar exists?

    Thanks.
     
  4. GrasB

    GrasB Veteran

    Location:
    Nr Cambridge
    cable tie/clue a bottle holder mount onto the horizontal section of the Y frame may want to put a little wedge at the front to help raise the front of the bottle holder up.
     
  5. compo

    compo Veteran

    Location:
    Harlow
  6. MissTillyFlop

    MissTillyFlop Evil communist dictator, lover of gerbils & Pope.

    May I suggest this?

    pdw-barista-holder-med.jpg
    £11.99 on Wiggle

    Actually, I have these - they're about £2.99 from Halfords and do the job:

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    http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/..._productId_163286_langId_-1_categoryId_165633

    They do scratch, so put something underneath like a bit of old inner tube.
     
  7. If you're still on a tight budget, something to clamp a bottle cage around that main frame tube might be the best answer. Or, as that's an awkward shape, perhaps the little short tube where it says "Showdown". Jubilee clips, perhaps - clips designed for ordinary bike frame tubes are likely to be too short, and cable ties not stiff or strong enough. Miss T is right, though - if you care about the frame, put some old inner tube or a couple of layers of insulting tape around the frame before you put the clips round.
     
  8. benb

    benb Evidence based cyclist

    Location:
    Epsom
  9. OP
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    Tony Sutton

    Tony Sutton Active Member

    Location:
    Norfolk, UK
    I like... but the seat post is already full with the D lock holder, mudguard and soon, a "bumbag" to hold the tools.

    Still, thanks for the suggestion. :smile:
     
  10. OP
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    Tony Sutton

    Tony Sutton Active Member

    Location:
    Norfolk, UK
    That's actually very useful! I will investigate further. I hope it's long enough to go round the thick frame - how long are they?

    Not bothered if it scratches... the bike is pretty old and has lots of scratches anyway. :biggrin:
     
  11. MrJamie

    MrJamie Oaf on a Bike

  12. OP
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    Tony Sutton

    Tony Sutton Active Member

    Location:
    Norfolk, UK
    The last two are perfect - thanks MrJamie!!
     
  13. MissTillyFlop

    MissTillyFlop Evil communist dictator, lover of gerbils & Pope.

    They are long enough to go around a drainpipe by my estimation, so a bike frame should pose no problems.
     
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