Where to secure the drink holder?

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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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.
 
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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.
 

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.
 

MissTillyFlop

Evil communist dictator, lover of gerbils & Pope.
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.
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:



http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_163286_langId_-1_categoryId_165633

They do scratch, so put something underneath like a bit of old inner tube.
 
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.
 
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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:
 
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Tony Sutton

Tony Sutton

Active Member
Location
Norfolk, UK
Actually, I have these - they're about £2.99 from Halfords and do the job:



http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_163286_langId_-1_categoryId_165633

They do scratch, so put something underneath like a bit of old inner tube.
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:
 

MissTillyFlop

Evil communist dictator, lover of gerbils & Pope.
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:
They are long enough to go around a drainpipe by my estimation, so a bike frame should pose no problems.
 
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