Water Bottle Battery Holder- Mtbr.com
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    A Man Of The Truth
    Reputation: fellsbiker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006

    Water Bottle Battery Holder

    Every year I think how I need a better battery holder for my lights but I never have time to find a good solution. My new bike has one bottle holder spot and you can fit one of those smallish bottles into.

    So I use two cheapish amazon lights. The batteries come in little pouches that I typically independently zip tie to the frame. Then I velcro-tie the cables together. It's kind of a mess but it works as long as you leave it in there. But its a pain in the ass to remove them, and then reinstall them. Plus the pouches are so cheap, they tend to fail also.

    But I can't just toss the batteries into a bottle and call it a day. They'll be bouncing around like crazy and definitely get damaged and eventually fail. What I need is some way to store them in a bottle where they are held in position. All these little gimmickey biking nicknacks out there, you'd think someone would make something for this very purpose, a bottle-shaped battery holder.

    A friend once just put small strypfoam peas in there to pack it tight. I don't like this because it will help the batteries overheat in the summer. Plus the peas always get everywhere any time you open it. Other's had suggested you could 3d print a little frame of some kind.

    Has anyone come up with a good diy/hack solution to this problem?
    I use two of these lights: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon....L._SL1000_.jpg
    The battery is in a pouch but you can slide it right out. If there was space in the bottle for the access light cable, I could clean up all the wire routing which would be really great. And I could take the whole thing off or put it on in a second or two.
    Check out my Mountain Bike Keychains on eBay

  2. #2
    MHC is offline
    mtbr member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    I bought a tool bottle to store a few spares, pump & tube.
    I had room for a 4S Li battery so fitted it inside using a waterproof cable gland.

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Join Date
    Sep 2018

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    I took some foam padding, like for large pipes or roll bars to fill the space. Works well.

  5. #5
    jl is offline
    Reputation: jl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    I have the same setup. I used a water bottle with the spout cut off for the cable, and some sophisticated newspaper stuffed in the bottle to keep the batteries from bouncing around.
    We don't need more to be thankful for; we just need to be more thankful.

Similar Threads

  1. Coffee/Beverage holder for water bottle cage
    By Redlands R&C in forum Commuting
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-05-2018, 06:57 AM
  2. For those who all want a new water bottle holder
    By deke505 in forum Off Camber (off topic)
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-17-2013, 07:14 PM
  3. What water bottle holder for my 29er?
    By AC/BC in forum test forum
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 02-05-2013, 03:18 PM
  4. Water Bottle holder for '06 Enduro?
    By Tarekith in forum Specialized
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-23-2006, 12:30 PM
  5. Mounting a water bottle holder
    By zoink in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-24-2004, 12:17 PM

Members who have read this thread: 7

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts




© Copyright 2020 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.