99p eBay Bottle Cages

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banana pilot
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99p eBay Bottle Cages

Postby banana pilot » Sat Feb 02, 2013 20:26 pm

I know buying cheap Chinese stuff is frowned upon big time in the cycling world, but just how bad are these things? Has anyone tried them?

Trying to do things on a tight budget so wife and baby don't have to suffer, but is this a false economy?

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Re: 99p eBay Bottle Cages

Postby Rigga » Sat Feb 02, 2013 20:33 pm

You got a link?

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Re: 99p eBay Bottle Cages

Postby banana pilot » Sat Feb 02, 2013 20:52 pm

Just search 'bottle cage' and sort by lowest price first.

For example, Item #: 370652291568

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Re: 99p eBay Bottle Cages

Postby DesWeller » Sat Feb 02, 2013 21:33 pm

I should think they'll be fine. They're just bottle cages; it's more a case of 'why pay £30 for a CFRP bottle cage?'

Just don't do the screws up too tight.

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Re: 99p eBay Bottle Cages

Postby lotus49 » Sat Feb 02, 2013 22:14 pm

You can also get very cheap carbon ones on eBay. I think I only paid £12 for one and it was cheaper than a polycarbonate one in my LBS.

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Re: 99p eBay Bottle Cages

Postby Bill Gates » Sat Feb 02, 2013 22:28 pm

The design of those ones in that eBay item number is almost identical to the Bontrager ones that I've had in multiples for a few years and I paid around £12 each from the LBS.
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Re: 99p eBay Bottle Cages

Postby Buckie2k5 » Sat Feb 02, 2013 23:10 pm

u can get the same cages in tesco for a couple of quid. Saves the 4 week delivery time.


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