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    For touring: Bell Universal Water Bottle Mount & Cage

    Hi all,

    Wanted to run this by you:

    I bought this at my local Wal-Mart for $6.48 (+tax). It's a standard aluminum cage with a handle bar mount. The range of tubing mentioned is 22.2-28.6mm (0.87” – 1.126”). This mount can only be horizontal or vertical, with nothing in-between. It comes with a piece of rubber to protect the frame/handle bars from scratches.
    The UPC is 035011887296. I have not seen this for sale on any web site.
    Another advantage of this mount is that by removing the two little screws (see image in red circles) you can remove the “big” aluminum cage but leave the mount on the bars without them being too obvious.

    See the attached pic....

    Later, Eric
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    I have something similar and it works just fine. Just remember that you you need the "sports cap" on water bottles so you can open and close it with your teeth while your riding.
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    Or get a really long straw. LOL

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    Neat idea! I never thought of that!

    Now, to figure out how to get a sport bottle full of Starbucks coffee into my mouth through my Icon Airframe.... lol
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    I've been using a Walmart water bottle mount for years. I used one pre-existing hole, drilled another and just used longer bolts/spacers on my left side mirror/resevoir mount. Very convenient for long rides...
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    I got a 2 ball RAM mount attached onto the 2 bolts for the mirror. One I use for my GPS and another for a drink holder. If I'm not going anywhere far the stuff comes off with only the mount left, can't even notice it there.

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    I guess I'm a nerd...I just use a camelpack, plus I can stow a few other things with it and I don't have to have something mounted to my meanie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by audionutmike View Post
    I guess I'm a nerd...I just use a camelpack, plus I can stow a few other things with it and I don't have to have something mounted to my meanie.
    The make shift Wallyworld holder goes off/on with two bolt changes, about three minutes if you're slow. I guess I find that more convenient than strapping another piece of gear onto my body ???
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    There you go.....

    Quote Originally Posted by troop View Post
    The make shift Wallyworld holder goes off/on with two bolt changes, about three minutes if you're slow. I guess I find that more convenient than strapping another piece of gear onto my body ???
    Exactly Troop,

    That's why I got it. I know there are other ways of doing it (for instance look at Gadget's page) but that's all "Mickey Mousing" stuff together. This is a ready made solution that works perfectly fine with our stock handle bars. It takes about 5 minutes to put the whole thing on from scratch and then after that is taking out or putting in the two little screws. After taking the holder off the mount, screw the little screws back into the mount and you don't even have to worry about loosing the screws.....!
    I want to have as little junk strapped to my body as possible...... makes for a much more comfortable ride!

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    ...man why is everyone in such a hurry, I stop, buy a drink at the corner store have a smoke....chill...out ...a while!!!!LOL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Minker View Post
    ...man why is everyone in such a hurry, I stop, buy a drink at the corner store have a smoke....chill...out ...a while!!!!LOL!
    I like stopping too but I appreciate the water holder, especially like my last Sturgis trip when it was 100 degrees and 125 miles between fuel...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Minker View Post
    ...man why is everyone in such a hurry, I stop, buy a drink at the corner store have a smoke....chill...out ...a while!!!!LOL!
    +1
    the way i see it is your on your bike to ride it
    Am i wrong? LOL
    When i am thirsty i will stop for a drink.
    When i am dead i will quit riding my bike LOL

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    I think a water holder is actually quite useful. I did a few long trips recently. One was a 900 mile in a day followed by 1 day of exploring the area and 900 miles the day after. (Was aiming for a 1000 but I had it after 900)

    Anyways, keeping yourself hydrated with plain ol' water seems to be one of the biggest tips from experienced "iron butt" style riders. On my way back, I tried to do so and I noticed significantly lower leg cramps at the end of the ride.

    Besides, on long trips, you really do need to watch how much time you spend on breaks and keep it to the minimum. So an easy access water bottle sounds like a really great idea, and inexpensive too!
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    Stopping......

    Quote Originally Posted by Minker View Post
    ...man why is everyone in such a hurry, I stop, buy a drink at the corner store have a smoke....chill...out ...a while!!!!LOL!
    Hey Minker,

    I fully understand where you're coming from.... But since I quit smoking about ten (10) years ago that takes away one reason for me to stop.
    And since I have a wife and two (2) younger (12 + 10) children, I do not have the time to stop anymore and I need all the time I can get on the bike before I have to head home again as to not p.o. the wife too much........

    So as many miles as I can can without stopping here in Mobile (where it can and does easily get 100+ degrees with 100% humidity) I need my fluids.......how ever much I can!

    But again, to each his own preference. I just posted it for those of us that are thirsty while on the road.....

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