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Attaching bottle cage to susp forks

Post by BreninBeener » Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:06 pm

I have bottle cage mounts inside the small triangle of my mtb frame. Using some frame luggage means that i can only use one bottle cage.
So, i want to add some cages to the legs of my Fox 32 forks. How can I add cages to these legs? Is it just using a large jubilee type clip? What proprietry solutions is anyone using?

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Re: Attaching bottle cage to susp forks

Post by belugabob » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:10 pm

Monki-clip and monki-cage?

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Re: Attaching bottle cage to susp forks

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:46 pm

A Monkii clip probably won't open up enough to go round the forks.

I've used these in the past and they work well.

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

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Re: Attaching bottle cage to susp forks

Post by belugabob » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:56 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:A Monkii clip probably won't open up enough to go round the forks.
It will, but that decathlon mount looks pretty good

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Re: Attaching bottle cage to susp forks

Post by whitestone » Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:03 pm

I used one of those Decathlon straps on the French Divide last year and it wasn't up to the job. I used it to mount a bottle cage on the seat tube see this blog post for a shot - http://bobwightman.blogspot.com/2018/08 ... -list.html it lasted just over a day before the cage began to slide down and rotate around the tube. Might work better on non-circular tubing.
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Post by Ray Young » Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:24 pm

whitestone wrote:I used one of those Decathlon straps on the French Divide last year and it wasn't up to the job. I used it to mount a bottle cage on the seat tube see this blog post for a shot - http://bobwightman.blogspot.com/2018/08 ... -list.html it lasted just over a day before the cage began to slide down and rotate around the tube. Might work better on non-circular tubing.
I too have had problems with these mounts moving about and now don't use them.
Jubilee clips whilst ugly work very well. Just remember to protect your fork legs with a wrap of inner tube or something.

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Re: Attaching bottle cage to susp forks

Post by lune ranger » Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:39 pm

Expensive but reliable option is the King Cage USB universal support bolt. Charlie the Bike Monger has them I think.
I've used them in rigid forks for luggage cages with no issues.
I have seen plenty of photos of cages with small bottles variously attached with hose clips, zip ties or even tape. Can't comment on how long they last however

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Re: Attaching bottle cage to susp forks

Post by ballibeg » Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:21 pm

This article on using rivnuts popped up today.

http://www.bikepacking.com/gear/rivnut- ... ETdA2OsOkQ

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Re: Attaching bottle cage to susp forks

Post by MikeW » Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:29 pm

I've used the decathlon mounts on the forks and used a couple of cable ties around the rubber straps to keep them from slipping, they were fine like that.

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Re: Attaching bottle cage to susp forks

Post by Pirahna » Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:57 pm

I use Cateye light clips on my Truss fork, I'm wondering if the larger adjustable light brackets would work? I'll see what I've got in the garage later.

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Re: Attaching bottle cage to susp forks

Post by thenorthwind » Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:09 pm

I have a couple of pairs of the Elite straps. I thought they'd be easier to fit and remove, which would be useful for moving between bikes and changing setup depending on frame bags, etc., but they're a bit of a faff really and so I haven't used them as much as I thought. However, one pair's been on one of my bikes for so long I'd forgotten they weren't actual bottle bosses. They will rotate a small amount under pressure, but they've never slipped down - they're on my downtube, but I think I've used them on the seat tube too.

A wrap of self-amalgamating rubber tape would probably prevent slippage.

Anyway, I bought one of the Decathlon ones when I was in before Christmas - haven't used it yet - to replace the Elite one, so would part with them for a few quid, though Halfords have them for £4 so may not be worth it if you've one nearby: https://www.halfords.com/cycling/bike-a ... age-strips

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Re: Attaching bottle cage to susp forks

Post by BreninBeener » Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:13 pm

hmmm, maybe its jubilee clips....

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Re: Attaching bottle cage to susp forks

Post by BreninBeener » Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:15 pm

im not sure how rivnuts will work on suspension forks....

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Re: Attaching bottle cage to susp forks

Post by BigdummySteve » Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:59 pm

BreninBeener wrote:im not sure how rivnuts will work on suspension forks....
It’ll be fine, just wear safety specs when drilling the hole :o

On a slightly saner note, tape works well, but...you might want to look for another water carrying idea. Adding unsprung weight (heavy wheels ect) will degrade the forks performance.
I carry a bottle in a stemcell, woolftooth make double bottle adapters, cage in front of the seat post/on top tube.

Loads of alternatives :-bd
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Re: Attaching bottle cage to susp forks

Post by benp1 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:08 pm

I've had the elite bottle cage mounts on my solaris for a few years now, they've been used a lot and I've never had a problem with them. Considering how cheap they are they really are quite amazing

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Re: Attaching bottle cage to susp forks

Post by htrider » Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:53 pm

8mm cable ties - cheap and bomb proof

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Re: Attaching bottle cage to susp forks

Post by BigdummySteve » Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:56 pm

benp1 wrote:I've had the elite bottle cage mounts on my solaris for a few years now, they've been used a lot and I've never had a problem with them. Considering how cheap they are they really are quite amazing
I quite forgot that I have a pair lowering a cage on the Fargo, must be ok :-bd
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Re: Attaching bottle cage to susp forks

Post by ScotRoutes » Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:23 am

I've used that Decathlon mount on my (rigid) fatbike forks and it was fine.

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Re: Attaching bottle cage to susp forks

Post by techno » Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:07 pm

Just spotted these on eBay: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 2533768369

I've no personal experience with them.
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Re: Attaching bottle cage to susp forks

Post by Matt » Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:59 pm

The Decathlon’s work very well when backed up with a couple of very taught cable ties :-bd

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