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    How many bottle cages do you own?

    Just thinking about this the other day. Didn't want to thread jack so I made a thread specifically for my question.

    Anyways, I've bought 2 bottle cages in my life, right when I got my first mountain bike. But now (from bikes I scrap, get, etc) I've got way too many bottle cages. I've got the 2 cages I bought, another matching set, yet another matching set, gave 2 to a buddy, gave 1 to my brother, another to my mother, have 1 on each of my bikes at the moment (4 bikes) and still have another random 1 sitting around....so I guess that makes 15. Oh, and I scrapped one on my last scrap yard trip and threw two away last year (cheap plastic ones). I've got a "chain" of them hanging down my wall that's like 6 feet long. Crazy.

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    Got me beat. A quick count says I have 8 but have had many others that have been given and thrown away.
    Catseye is my fav btw. Cheap, light, and pretty indestructible.
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    8-10 I guess, I don't use them, most were take-offs or free-bees.
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    2. one on my first bike and one on my stumpy fsr. the black wire ones, not those fancy pants weight weenie ones.

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    2 per bike, one is generally on the shelf for whichever one has the frame pump mounted.

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    3 stashed in a parts box somewhere, my bike's are heavy enough without water bottles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slozomby View Post
    2 per bike, one is generally on the shelf for whichever one has the frame pump mounted.
    You can mount a bottle cage on top of your frame pump just fine if you ever wanted to run a second bottle and the pump.

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    Go to all your favorite places in/around your house and mount them, they make great beer bottle holders.

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    Uh.. Two on the hardtail, one on the full-suspension, two on the road bike, and one on the fixie (there's no seat-tube cage bosses!). So that's six. I still can't make myself use a Camelbak.
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    I think I have 8. I usually don't wear a CamelBak.

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    one bike, one cage, 100 ounces of camelbak. however, i have taken to putting less water in the camelbak as i get in better shape because i tend not to need it.
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    Not enough. They keep breaking on my rides.
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    Ummm, I've got one bottle cage. It's seen three different bikes now...
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    Quote Originally Posted by norton55 View Post
    Go to all your favorite places in/around your house and mount them, they make great beer bottle holders.
    I'm invisioning the wife coming home from work after you went nuts with the screw gun. (wife) Ok wtf is going on around here you stupid gear head?

    I put some on crutches, perfect for 24's

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    Quote Originally Posted by big terry View Post
    one bike, one cage, 100 ounces of camelbak. however, i have taken to putting less water in the camelbak as i get in better shape because i tend not to need it.
    You need water less as you get in better shape? I guess if your rides are shorter duration because you're getting faster I can see this, but when this happened to me I just began riding further. Maybe it's just me but I sweat like a pig no matter what kind of shape I'm in and I don't think it'd be possible for me to over-hydrate while riding so I always leave with a full 100oz. bladder.

    Haven't used a cage since I gave up on the road bike which has been hanging and gathering dust for 3+ years now, but I must have 4 or 5 in the parts bin. The 11 y.o. has my only bling cage (ti King Cage) on his bike but he's now wearing a hydration pack and never uses it.

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    Six.

    Two on the MTB.

    Two on the nice road bike.

    Two on the commuter.

    All the ones I've bought are the basic aluminum ones. The two that came with the commuter are black plastic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrwSwitch View Post

    Two on the nice road bike.
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    None on the naughty road bike?

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    One. I have one bottle cage.

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    I dont use a bottle cage on my mtn bikes. I use a Camelback
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    I dont use a bottle cage on my mtn bikes. I use a Camelback
    I simply don't have a frame with bottle cage mounts

    I have a few bottle cages though, just because I haven't found anybody to give them to yet.



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    Weird question, but I suppose if you use a water bladder system you wouldn't need cages.

    With the exception of the 'cross bike all my bikes have cages. The tandem is chock-full-of-them at 6. I have s few extra cages in case one gets broken in a crash. So that's something like 30 cages. I do have an original Camelback from 1988 and a Mule but I rarely use them. I also have a bladder pack Buell gave me for test riding one of their POS bikes. My daughter uses it when we do long trail rides.
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    2 on the cross bike
    1 on the full squish
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    2 just lying around.
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    My first bike - a 1996 Giant ATX 880 I had 2 cages/bottles.
    On my more recent purchases - my Jekyll nor my Cronus CX have ever seen a water bottle.

    I do however have 2 camelbaks. 1. a smaller older "lobo" that I use for my extended rides - just enough room for a tube, a pump, levers, a mini torque stick and few sockets, a couple energy bars, and my personals (wallet, keys, cell).
    2. a"hoss" that I use for going to work, where I pack a lunch, an appropriate jacket, and set of the same repair equipment packed in the lobo as well as my personals.
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    4 - one on each ride and sometimes I harvest a cage to slap on another bike for longer rides requiring 44oz capacity.

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    I have one bottle cage and I only use it during the summer. I carry a 3L bladder and the water bottle is frozen when I put it on the bike. It's intended only as emergency backup and most of the time goes completely unused. It can get pretty hot around here sometimes.
    I'm enjoying my childhood way too much to ever give it up.

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    2 on the Tri bike.
    2 on the road bike.
    0 on the mountain bikes.

    I haven't used a bottle on an mtb in years, even when racing I prefer a camelbak.
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    what types/brands of bottle cages would be the best?

    1st timer here. :]

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    Quote Originally Posted by whodaphuck View Post
    None on the naughty road bike?
    Nope.


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    chien - The $5-$8 wire cages that are in stock at the LBS have been good enough for me. I have broken one, but I'd have to break about six before it would cost more than buying something nicer, and they've always held my bottle fine. Even broken, come to think of it.
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    2, and both are in the parts box lol.

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    common those carbon fiber bottle holders weigh 4g less!!1! that's important when your putting 2 lbs worth of water+bottle on.......

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    Yes, the cabron fibre ones are quite common. I trust the steel and aluminum ones though, even if they arenít as common.
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    365, one for every day of the year.....
    the first thing i do when i get up, before i go for a slash is take yesterdays cage off n put todays on...
    i have them numbered n colour coded, look, its a hassle sometimes, but i stick with it, and always impress my mates with my new daily offering, its a real passion for me, so much so that i have another stash of them, im aiming to have 730 of them, so i can do alternate years...............cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone's L'axeman View Post
    365, one for every day of the year.....
    the first thing i do when i get up, before i go for a slash is take yesterdays cage off n put todays on...
    i have them numbered n colour coded, look, its a hassle sometimes, but i stick with it, and always impress my mates with my new daily offering, its a real passion for me, so much so that i have another stash of them, im aiming to have 730 of them, so i can do alternate years...............cheers
    LOL! I gotta see a picture of that, mate.
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    koala. croc. g'day mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul View Post
    koala. croc. g'day mate.
    B-kul, love your work bro, your aussies comin along well mate, if your the one that left me rep with 'gday mate toodle loo, i got a real good laugh, but we do not say toodle loo, over here, lmfao, cheers buddy

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    Just one, ever used it hold water though...

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    I only have one wimpy little cage...

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    Just 2... One on my bike, and one on my wife's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone's L'axeman View Post
    365, one for every day of the year.....
    the first thing i do when i get up, before i go for a slash is take yesterdays cage off n put todays on...
    i have them numbered n colour coded, look, its a hassle sometimes, but i stick with it, and always impress my mates with my new daily offering, its a real passion for me, so much so that i have another stash of them, im aiming to have 730 of them, so i can do alternate years...............cheers

    what do you do on leap years????

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    Quote Originally Posted by norton55 View Post
    Go to all your favorite places in/around your house and mount them, they make great beer bottle holders.
    I'm going to the tool room now to get my drill a couple of screws.

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