Cross bar water bottle carrier.

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Cross bar water bottle carrier.

Postby Drake » 31 Jul 2018, 8:01pm

Looking for a carrier that I can suspend below a crossbar. Obviously there isn't any mounting points, and also whether a standard carrier would be strong enough. I"be seen types that can carry a wine bottle, but don't want that type. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Re: Cross bar water bottle carrier.

Postby brynpoeth » 31 Jul 2018, 8:23pm

We call a crossbar a top-tube now :wink:
You can buy a standard wire bottle cage for the down tube and use that, it might be best to modify or cover the clips so they can not cause injury if you sit on them
Might be difficult if the top tube is level, not sloping, a standard bottle cage might sag under the weight because it would be the wrong way up

You could look at other bikes, see what they are fitted with
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Re: Cross bar water bottle carrier.

Postby pal » 31 Jul 2018, 8:43pm

Perhaps a monkii cage + clip? (Haven't tried it myself, but it gets good reviews...) http://www.cyclemiles.co.uk/shop/cycle-products/monkii-clip/

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Re: Cross bar water bottle carrier.

Postby freiston » 31 Jul 2018, 8:48pm

Does it have to be a bottle? My thinking was a camelbak type reservoir in a webbing pouch that you could strap onto/sling under the top tube.
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Re: Cross bar water bottle carrier.

Postby robgul » 31 Jul 2018, 9:46pm

The real question is Why? seems an odd thing to want to do, especially with the potential bang knees or other parts on it

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Re: Cross bar water bottle carrier.

Postby peetee » 1 Aug 2018, 9:50am



Looks like a nice neat fitting but I have to take exception to SJSs claim that it doesn't scratch the frame. I have yet to see a cable tie that will not, at the very least, damage the paint surface.
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Re: Cross bar water bottle carrier.

Postby Drake » 3 Aug 2018, 9:34am

robgul wrote:The real question is Why? seems an odd thing to want to do, especially with the potential bang knees or other parts on it

Rob

Basically my MTB is quite old and has only one mounting point for a bottle.
I also suffer with neck and shoulder problems. Riding with a backpack is out of the question at the moment, or at least that's what my osteopath recommends.
I was thinking that placing the bottle carrier to the rear of the crossbar, it might be out the way of my knees.

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Re: Cross bar water bottle carrier.

Postby freiston » 3 Aug 2018, 9:42am

Would a handlebar-mounted bottle cage suit your purposes?

https://www.evanscycles.com/bontrager-b ... t-EV166519 - £3.99
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Re: Cross bar water bottle carrier.

Postby pwa » 3 Aug 2018, 9:49am

If I managed to attach a bottle to a top tube I would probably bang my knees on it.

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Re: Cross bar water bottle carrier.

Postby peetee » 5 Aug 2018, 6:49pm

Have you considered a bum-bag/waist pack? I had one which would carry two 750 ml bottles (and plenty more) with ease. It was very comfortable even in hot weather.
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Re: Cross bar water bottle carrier.

Postby hamish » 6 Aug 2018, 8:09am

Frame bag with a bottle or bladder in it?

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Re: Cross bar water bottle carrier.

Postby backnotes » 6 Aug 2018, 8:41am

Hi

Decathlon do a handlebar mount that you can also swivel 90 degrees so it orients usefully on a stem or frame instead.

https://www.decathlon.co.uk/bottle-cage ... 85631.html

They also do a frame mount that attaches with stretchy rubber strips that might be more paint-friendly than zip ties?

https://www.decathlon.co.uk/300-univers ... 39445.html

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Re: Cross bar water bottle carrier.

Postby martin biggs » 6 Aug 2018, 4:17pm

I fitted these to one of my retro bikes the other day and they seem to do the job ok

https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/bottles-cag ... 4bdc9f0dd6