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Old 06-21-19, 05:21 PM
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Bottle Cage Mounts For Fork

Looking for some bottle cage mounts that I put on my fork. I thought Blackburn made some but, I was mistaken. Can anybody point me in the right direction.
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Old 06-21-19, 06:32 PM
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Do you mean this? https://www.blackburndesign.com/outp...cage/p/7056599
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Seems like they want mounts, not the actual cage. Something like this? I've never used any of this guy's products, just stumbled across it in my internet gear wanderings.
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Bikepacking has a couple of good articles on these if you poke around. https://bikepacking.com/index/cargo-...anything-bags/ and https://bikepacking.com/index/add-cage-mounts-bike/ for instance.
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Seems like they want mounts, not the actual cage. Something like this? I've never used any of this guy's products, just stumbled across it in my internet gear wanderings.
Ah... I see.

There are a lot of products out there, though I am leery of anything that makes the cage stand too far out from the fork. The rotational forces from steering off road can easily make a proud cage with weight rotate on it's axis into the wheel.

I just went through thinking about mounting a cage to my top tube where there are no bolts.
One good thing about the Blackburn cargo cage is that it has three slots as well as two bolt holes so you can run three hose clamps to secure it close to the tube/fork. In my case I ran the frame bag velcro through the cage as well and will finish it by using 3M double sided tape to keep it from slipping around. On a non tapered fork one could do the same with clamps and finish with electrical tape so they don't look like clamps or snag stuff.



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Take a look at this. Put this in Google Dom Gorilla Clip - Huge Bike Frame Adapter, Fit Dom Gorilla Cage, it will take you to Amazon or ebay.
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Is the fork carbon or steel? I would not bolt anything hard/metal to a carbon fork. I would consider it with a steel fork but some high end forks use somewhat thin double butted fork blades so be careful. Whatever is used, make sure they don't rotate and send the load into the spokes.

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King Cage - Bicycle waterbottle cages handmade in Durango, CO


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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
Is the fork carbon or steel? I would not bolt anything hard/metal to a carbon fork. I would consider it with a steel fork but some high end forks use somewhat thin double butted fork blades to be careful. Whatever is used, make sure they don't rotate and send the load into the spokes.

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King Cage - Bicycle waterbottle cages handmade in Durango, CO

Tim, you and it think alike. Now that I consider it, I'm sure it's wise to attach anything to my carbon fork. For safety reasons, I rather buy a fork with braze ons integrated in the fork or since this would be for bikepacking, maybe a front rack.

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A fork with mounts is going to be more versatile.

IIRC bikepacking.com had an article listing a bunch of them.



Edit: This is the article about "Utility" forks dated January 2019

https://bikepacking.com/index/forks-...e-cage-mounts/



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Originally Posted by Happy Feet View Post
One good thing about the Blackburn cargo cage is that it has three slots as well as two bolt holes so you can run three hose clamps to secure it close to the tube/fork.
That's neat, I wasn't aware of that.
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