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    Bottle Cage issues - Tarmac Elte XS

    recently purchased a tarmac elite in xs - issue is when bottle is placed in bottle cage in seat tube.. bottom part of the bottle hits the upper part of the downtube.. so bottle really cannot be fully inserted.. as it hits the downtube.. before hitting the bottle cage bottom part..

    is there any work around for this? how can i mount the bottle cage a bit higher?

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    What sort of cages do you have and what type/size of bottle do you have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlepitboy View Post
    is there any work around for this? how can i mount the bottle cage a bit higher?
    Are you mechanically skilled? You can get an aluminum strip, drill four holes in it and mount the cage higher.

    But I don't think all cages mount at the same height. Measure from the bottom hole to the bottom of the cage and look around for a higher one.
    I just checked my (cheap) one and it is only 15mm from the edge of the hole to the bottom.
    "When you know absolutely nothing, anyone who knows 1% more than nothing sounds like an expert."

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    Two small plastic washers should do the trick.

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    thanks guys.. checked my spare bottlecage and hole height from bottom of cage is diffirent. round 15mm!!! thought sizing/height was standard

    no wonder the other was too low..

    switched and now bottle doesnt hit frame..

    thanks again.

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    sorry double post - dunno what happend.. but thanks again
    Last edited by littlepitboy; 06-17-2013 at 11:35 AM.

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