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  Topic Name: Water bottles at the rear axle on: November 30, 2018, 10:09:29 PM
chrisx


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« on: November 30, 2018, 10:09:29 PM »

I have seen some folks rolling around with water bottles mounted near the rear axle.  Maybe someone will share how they did it.  My first try failed after about 200 miles.

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  Topic Name: Water bottles at the rear axle Reply #1 on: December 01, 2018, 01:39:32 PM
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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2018, 01:39:32 PM »

I've done it by mounting the lower cage hole to the fender/rack mount at the dropout, and the upper cage hole to a p-clamp on the seat stay. I haven't put many miles on such a setup, but it held for the ~50 mile ride I did with it. If it were to fail I'd guess it'd be at the p-clamps; a couple spare p-clamps wouldn't be a bad idea.
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  Topic Name: Water bottles at the rear axle Reply #2 on: December 01, 2018, 05:25:07 PM
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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2018, 05:25:07 PM »

I've done it by mounting the lower cage hole to the fender/rack mount at the dropout, and the upper cage hole to a p-clamp on the seat stay.

That is what I did.  It was the cage that broke.   It snapped just above the fender rack mount.  3 days later the other side gave way.  The second side was surly fastened tightly.  I had a small strip of metal between the p-clamp and the top hole in the bottle cage, to keep the cage more up right.  They were a stainless cages of top quality.  I had a 40 ounce bottle in each cage.  I suppose the p clamp and strip allowed to much in and out motion. 
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  Topic Name: Water bottles at the rear axle Reply #3 on: December 01, 2018, 05:42:31 PM
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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2018, 05:42:31 PM »

 I suppose the p clamp and strip allowed
I suppose the p clamp and strip allowed to much in and out motion. 

Ah, I suspect you're right. IIRC, I only ran standard-sized water bottles. But perhaps they still would've failed in time, in the same way your's did.
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  Topic Name: Water bottles at the rear axle Reply #4 on: December 01, 2018, 10:45:59 PM
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« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2018, 10:45:59 PM »

Some folks seem to get a lot of miles out of theirs,
could be,
they know something I do not,
anybody got a photo of the setup that lasted a thousand or 3 miles?
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  Topic Name: Water bottles at the rear axle Reply #5 on: December 02, 2018, 02:59:30 PM
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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2018, 02:59:30 PM »

If you look  at http://www.bikepacking.com/bikes/joe-cruz-seven-treeline-sl/ and read the comments below, there's a discussion about using an Anything Cage and King USB to mount bottles in odd places.

Is that what you're after?
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