140mm boss spacing in downtube...why and what???

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140mm boss spacing in downtube...why and what???

Post by bluebus200 » Sun May 24, 2020 9:20 pm

Ok so I have been building up a genesis latitude frame... Nearly there. I put an acepak bag on it today (thanks Stuart) and it covers the bottle bosses . So I think that's ok there's two on the underside of the down tube. I go to put a bottle cage on them but discover they are too far apart...140mm apart too be precise. So can anyone enlighten me as too what they are for... And is it possible to get a bottle cage with bolt spacings that far apart??

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Re: 140mm boss spacing in downtube...why and what???

Post by techno » Sun May 24, 2020 9:37 pm

Crudguard :wink:
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Post by bluebus200 » Sun May 24, 2020 9:44 pm

aghhhh thanks...what do you reckon to adapting it to a bottle cage...

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Re: 140mm boss spacing in downtube...why and what???

Post by ScotRoutes » Sun May 24, 2020 10:07 pm

bluebus200 wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 9:44 pm
aghhhh thanks...what do you reckon to adapting it to a bottle cage...

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Re: 140mm boss spacing in downtube...why and what???

Post by sean_iow » Sun May 24, 2020 10:14 pm

bluebus200 wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 9:44 pm
aghhhh thanks...what do you reckon to adapting it to a bottle cage...
I've got them on my latitude (non high version) as well. Aren't they too far up the downtube so a bottle would catch on the front tyre?
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Re: 140mm boss spacing in downtube...why and what???

Post by ballibeg » Sun May 24, 2020 10:15 pm

Could something like this bring it down?

https://www.sigmasports.com/item/Wo ... rc=aw.ds

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Post by techno » Sun May 24, 2020 10:37 pm

Or these when they become available:
https://www.instagram.com/p/CAU9SJBlCLB ... tdad8g9b9f
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Re: 140mm boss spacing in downtube...why and what???

Post by bluebus200 » Sun May 24, 2020 11:21 pm

sean_iow wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 10:14 pm
bluebus200 wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 9:44 pm
aghhhh thanks...what do you reckon to adapting it to a bottle cage...
I've got them on my latitude (non high version) as well. Aren't they too far up the downtube so a bottle would catch on the front tyre?
You may well be right but I'm going to try anyway. so I'll let you know....they're going to get used for sommit that's for sure...

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Re: 140mm boss spacing in downtube...why and what???

Post by bluebus200 » Sun May 24, 2020 11:26 pm

ballibeg wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 10:15 pm
Could something like this bring it down?

https://www.sigmasports.com/item/Wo ... rc=aw.ds

Dave
Something like that... Yes. Although I'm way too stingy to pay £24 for a bit of metal with holes in :) I'm cracking out the tin cans and gaffa tape!

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Re: 140mm boss spacing in downtube...why and what???

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Mon May 25, 2020 9:05 am

#corporate shill for hire

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