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I normally wear a backpack, but for short rides in the neighbor hood hills I used to put a bottle on my frame. Now, this was never a problem on the Cannondale hardtail, but the Heckler has a very strange bottle cage mounting position and I found it very hard to get the bottle out without risking a fall or getting my hand scratched by the front wheel.
Does anyone els wear bottles on the Heckler? Where and how do you manage to get a sip while pedaling? I heard there are some strap add ons but where do you mount them?
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I had the same problem on an old y-frame - it was underneath the downtube. sometimes i'd chew up my knuckles on the tread or sometimes the forks would compress enough to let the tire rip off the lid...so i got one of those seat post mounted cages (w/ straps) pretty convenient - just reach under yer butt:thumbsup:
here's a dualie I found...
http://www.cambriabike.com/shopexd....GN AQUA SEATPOST WATER BOTTLE MOUNTING SYSTEM

cheap and ugly
http://www.google.com/product_url?q...2=3EhD5ze1aKAG8MhLif6nHA&gl=us&hl=en&sa=title
 

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thank you all for the quick replies. prefer a backpack but for shorter rides or training rides a bp is not convenient. so may go for one of those seatpost mounts. when i get one will post a pic. thanks again
 

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Two fish makes a nice bottle mount. I have one and use it for the same reason your are. I also use for lights. I'm not sure about mounting options for your Heckler, but I use it on my Nomad on bottom of downtube, but it could be installed anywhere you have room. It stays in place good with the rubber and velcro mount.
 

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This is what I did

Went to the bike shop and got a very light solution: a bottle mount that is made up of 2 plastic strings that tighten around the frame tube and tat have screwholes on each end so you can screw the cage on. I placed mine on the toptube. The positioning is good, it is very easy to get to the H2O, the only issue is that because of the shock placement it has to be mounted quite frontward so larger bottles do not fit in well. But then, I only need a cage for shorter training rides (i.e. < than 2 hours, < than 13 miles), hence little liquid, as I still prefer the Camelback on larger trips.

This is the picture:

http://picasaweb.google.es/chretien2508/SalidasVariasVaselina#5291763741732211858
 
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