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Post by RIP » Sun May 10, 2020 4:54 pm

The infamous gaffer tape bottle cage stem cell has finally given up the ghost during the V-WRT after a few years sterling service. I've manufactured a new one at great expense. Due to technological advances over the last couple of years there's also a 10% weight reduction - from 10g down to 9g :-bd .

So that's 9g cage, 2g cableties onto bars, 12g bottle and 500g water. That plus 150g filter, streams, and churchyard taps, has always sufficed for my non-Gobi-Desert riding.

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Re: bottle cage

Post by belugabob » Mon May 11, 2020 4:17 pm

:-bd

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Post by RIP » Mon May 11, 2020 4:53 pm

As we know, pretty much anything can be repaired or made from just cableties and gaffertape. This combines the two in a functional yet aesthetically-pleasing little package at a price to suit all pockets :wink: .

I've been mulling over a lightweight seatpack using PP as per the other threads, but it's suddenly struck me that gaffertape will do that job too....
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Re: bottle cage

Post by redefined_cycles » Mon May 11, 2020 4:57 pm

You selling them please Reg...

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Post by RIP » Mon May 11, 2020 5:14 pm

I can make the highly complex blueprints available for a small fee :smile: .

All you need is:
2 cableties, coloured to your taste
1 roll of gaffertape (*), coloured to your taste
1 pair of scissors

Construction time: 5 minutes

(*) other sticky tapes are available.
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Post by RIP » Mon May 11, 2020 6:49 pm

Incidentally I'm perfectly well aware that my thread may be viewed as a piss-take of a remarkably similar, but entirely more professional and considerably more skilled, one not a million miles away.

That might be so if it wasn't for the fact that mine appeared a full 21 hours before the other one. For the record, I'd like to say there's absolutely no hard feelings from me that it's taking the piss out of my thread :wink: :lol: .
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Re: bottle cage

Post by redefined_cycles » Mon May 11, 2020 9:30 pm

RIP wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 6:49 pm
Incidentally I'm perfectly well aware that my thread may be viewed as a piss-take of a remarkably similar, but entirely more professional and considerably more skilled, one not a million miles away.

That might be so if it wasn't for the fact that mine appeared a full 21 hours before the other one. For the record, I'd like to say there's absolutely no hard feelings from me that it's taking the piss out of my thread :wink: :lol: .
:lol: :lol: now you got everyone thinking... Crikey, how much?? Restrap??

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Re: bottle cage

Post by sean_iow » Mon May 11, 2020 10:19 pm

RIP wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 6:49 pm
Incidentally I'm perfectly well aware that my thread may be viewed as a piss-take of a remarkably similar, but entirely more professional and considerably more skilled, one not a million miles away.
If you're talking about Karl's then don't be so hard on yourself, the computer did all the hard work for his :wink: You're an artisan craftsman :grin:

Although I do have to applaud his 3D modeling ability, the file he sent me for the Valais+ came with the disclaimer that he'd just knocked it up quick and not checked any dimensions but is was spot on :smile:
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Re: bottle cage

Post by Karl » Mon May 11, 2020 10:29 pm

Reg I tried to copy your idea but it just wouldn't come out like the authentic original. Don't let customs and excise know, they'll pull all my filament so I can't produce anymore fakes :cry:

Reg's bottle cage - original and best.

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Re: bottle cage

Post by redefined_cycles » Mon May 11, 2020 10:56 pm

:lol: ... I get it now

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Post by RIP » Tue May 12, 2020 9:11 am

Sean/Karl - you both made me laugh out loud there, which is priceless at the moment. I thank you for that :smile: .

'Artisan craftsman' indeed, dear oh dear...

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