Author Topic: Fuel bottle cages  (Read 325 times)

quixoticgeek

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Fuel bottle cages
« on: December 08, 2017, 02:35:50 am »

I have to upgrade from my 350ml fuel bottle to a 600ml for a coming trip, but having ordered the fuel bottle, I've discovered it doesn't fit to well in the bottle cages I have.





Can anyone recommend a side entry bottle cage that works well with a slightly larger bottle than your average bike bottle.

Alternatively, what creative alternatives are there to transport a fuel bottle on the underside of the down tube ?

Cheers

J
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Re: Fuel bottle cages
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2017, 03:41:00 am »
Velcro strap around downtube to hold  fuel bottle in the too-small cage?

Re: Fuel bottle cages
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2017, 04:23:17 am »
http://www.zyrofisher.co.uk/blackburn/products/detail/BLBCOUT

Never tried one myself, but it looks like it has potential. I'm tempted to put one on my own tourer.

Re: Fuel bottle cages
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2017, 11:38:55 am »

Re: Fuel bottle cages
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2017, 12:00:37 pm »
Or monkii cage.
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Re: Fuel bottle cages
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2017, 10:39:58 pm »
Reine de la Fauche


quixoticgeek

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Re: Fuel bottle cages
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2017, 10:43:32 pm »
http://www.zyrofisher.co.uk/blackburn/products/detail/BLBCOUT

Never tried one myself, but it looks like it has potential. I'm tempted to put one on my own tourer.

Two of these arrived in the post today that I ordered for the front forks to carry small dry bags. I had a play with one on the down tube with the fuel bottle. It works, it fits, and it doesn't fowl the chain. Am now debating ordering a 3rd one.

So after a little bit of fettling I think I've worked out how to carry everything on the bike... except for the lock. Need to find somewhere to fit 1.5kg of folding lock...

J
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Kim

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Re: Fuel bottle cages
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2017, 10:46:49 pm »
Or monkii cage.
This.

+1, as I already had a Monkii Cage as a bottle-agnostic solution for my Brompton, and the Gorilla Clip was a nice easy way to attach it to the tourer without braze-ons.
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quixoticgeek

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Re: Fuel bottle cages
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2017, 01:40:31 am »
Or monkii cage.
This.

+1, as I already had a Monkii Cage as a bottle-agnostic solution for my Brompton, and the Gorilla Clip was a nice easy way to attach it to the tourer without braze-ons.

Ordered a Monkii cage. Hope it arrives in the time amazon predicts. I could have gone for another of the Blackburn cages , but thought I'd try the monkii.

Cheers all

J
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Re: Fuel bottle cages
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2017, 03:19:43 pm »
http://www.bikebuddy.co.uk/shop.asp

+1 to this.

The version where you permanently fix a collection of metal to the bottle and then just slot it on to the fixing pegs which are kept permanently on the bike.

The Mark 3.

Initial fitting is a bit of a trial/puzzle cos it's a bit of traditional british engineering. And you might fear for your hands.

But once sorted it is solid as a rock.

I carry a one litre Trangia bottle in mine on the underside of a 26 inch expedition bike. The bike has bottle mounts there.#

Alternatively, if its only a 600 bottle and you don't want it on the underside of the bike, this might do:

https://www.evanscycles.com/profile-kage-EV170164?esvt=54926-GOUKE2292102&esvq=&esvadt=999999-0-1219834-1&esvcrea=189739609873&esvplace=&esvd=c&esvtg=pla-307261647329&esvo=EV170164-NA-BLK&esvaid=50080&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIqYnbrKCC2AIV4bDtCh1bjgnSEAQYAyABEgKadPD_BwE


from Profile Design.

Very high grade plastic of some sort which makes it flexible but strong/grippy. Additional flex comes from a sort of rubber band/bungee incorporated into the body of the bottle which if it were ever to snap could be replaced with thin bungy.


Re: Fuel bottle cages
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2017, 03:26:54 pm »
I use a 1L Trangia bottle mounted to a Bike Buddy under my downtube.   It's never come off, even on dirt track.   The Profile mounts are also very good, I use them as my standard bottle cage, but they'll happily take a 600ml bottle.   I used to keep 1L Sigg bottles in them as well.
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