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Old 10-04-21, 01:36 PM
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Ew. Sorry, but I don't think that metal wire/tube cages belong on high-zoot carbon and certainly not on aero high-zoot carbon.
How about 8 gram crabon cages that look like tubular metal cages?

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4001274676997.html

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Originally Posted by sbxx1985 View Post
You shouldn't look first at the cages. They can't be the focus of the bike. Must blend.
This. One hundred times this.
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this would look pretty sweet.
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Arundel Mandible.

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
We just had a whole page of water bottle posts.
It's important.
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I have a hard time justifying dropping 100 bucks on bottle cages.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I have one rarely-used water bottle holder. Do I need a second? Discuss.
You may not. But the rest of us probably do need a second holder. Maybe your Patronus is a camel and not a bear??
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
It's important.
Also discussion-worthy: why did my original metal water bottle cage break? wut
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People here don't get it.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
How about 8 gram crabon cages that look like tubular metal cages?

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4001274676997.html

This has the potential to satisfy my desires. I like cages that are unnoticed/unremarkable in an overall view of the bike, but have some good bling factor when looked at up close. If these cages are durable, and actually hold bottles well, they have high potential.

Currently, I'm using Zefal Pulse L2 on my road bike...
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My Ultegra groupset was supposed to be delivered by FedEx on Saturday. According to their tracking it was about 1 hour away from me on Saturday, in Allentown PA.

Now they say it's delayed and location is now 2 hours away from me in North Jersey, and the site won't give me an estimated delivery date.

Is this SOP for FedEx?!?
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My Ultegra groupset was supposed to be delivered by FedEx on Saturday. According to their tracking it was about 1 hour away from me on Saturday, in Allentown PA.

Now they say it's delayed and location is now 2 hours away from me in North Jersey, and the site won't give me an estimated delivery date.

Is this SOP for FedEx?!?
I don't know about SOP, but certainly not uncommon.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
I have a hard time justifying dropping 100 bucks on bottle cages.
The Silca ones are only $175 a pair at Backcountry.
But wait, there's more, they come with two Ti straws also.

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this would look pretty sweet.
Yes, indeed!
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
We just had a whole page of water bottle posts.
That's different.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I have one rarely-used water bottle holder. Do I need a second? Discuss.
Only if you're going to ride.
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Nice to see bampilot06 charged the phone. It was dangerously close to dying earlier.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Also discussion-worthy: why did my original metal water bottle cage break? wut
Because you overfill your water bottles but don't drink out of them. They leak, and rust out your cages.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
I have a hard time justifying dropping 100 bucks on bottle cages.
Agreed, but those are only $65, and you get 20% off and free shipping. So really 2/$100.

And, the guy is getting a really fly bike, so he can't cheap out on it.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Also discussion-worthy: why did my original metal water bottle cage break? wut
Finite fatigue strength of aluminum?
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Also discussion-worthy: why did my original metal water bottle cage break? wut
Metal fatigue? I am suspecting it was aluminum which can fatigue.

Get Stainless Steel as suggested by those in the know.
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Agreed, but those are only $65, and you get 20% off and free shipping. So really 2/$100.

And, the guy is getting a really fly bike, so he can't cheap out on it.
And he got that big bonus so they're actually free!!
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Until now I was unaware bottle cages had names. None of mine have names, that I'm aware of. All but one are aluminum, and some are 30 or so years old.
#nometalfatiguehere
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 View Post
Until now I was unaware bottle cages had names. None of mine have names, that I'm aware of. All but one are aluminum, and some are 30 or so years old.
#nometalfatiguehere
It just hasn't happened yet. With aluminum, it will happen....eventually. Such is the nature of the material.
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Yeah, more than one way to skin a cat, and I'm sure it depends upon the nature of the climbing that you're doing.

I think that a lot (vast majority?) of people that worry about putting on too much mass via weights just haven't lifted before - it's not something that you "oops" your way in to, unless maybe you're crazy genetically gifted. I think that I could increase upper body strength without adding more than a 3-5 pounds of muscle and still get to a target weight of 170 next spring.
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I used to do light weights. 10lb dumbbells. curls, upright rows, lateral lifts, shoulder presses.
I've switched to hitting the parallel bars and pullup bar. Dips and leg lifts and pullups. I should probably mix in a day a week of light weights, but I never get around to it.
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There is definitely a genetic component involved when lifting. When weight training in high school we were grouped for wrestling according to our body weight but for lifting according to our max lifting weight. I tend to gain mass faster than max lifting ability. There were lighter guys who increased their max bench press without gaining much body weight. One guy in particular was lifting nearly as much as the heavyweights and he was around 175# iirc.

I haven't done any lifting in way too long and now that I don't work my arms and upper body are pretty weak. I gave away my bench and all my weights when we moved 5 years ago.
I lift pretty heavy for someone my size - We do 4 warm up sets (of increasing weight and decreasing reps) followed by 3 working sets of each lift @ 4-6 reps. My working sets are 250 in the dead lift, 225 squat, 200 bench, 180 incline bench.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 View Post
Until now I was unaware bottle cages had names. None of mine have names, that I'm aware of. All but one are aluminum, and some are 30 or so years old.
#nometalfatiguehere
I have a 30 year old plastic one with a name. It used to be neon yellow, but it now has a grey crust.


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