Bidon cages

Bromptons have many unique features but one that I don’t like is the lack of a bidon cage mount. Carrying water on a ride in this part of the world is pretty essential.

My Brompton C bag rear pockets are a workable solution for a bidon holder but I prefer a cage for my bidon. Searching the Internet has yet to identify a cage mount that I’d be happy to use & I even have doubts about the rumoured Brompton magnetic water bottle. Many times I’ve returned to the question of how to mount a cage on my Bromptons & all I resolved is that a cage needs to be behind the stem, not impede the fold & be easily removable. And then, a new thought…

(a quick shop for some O-rings, various attempts with some Aluminium strip, add some foam to protect the stem paintwork, bolt on a cage, voila!)

Ralph (see pic) & Robinson now have bidon cages! So far, so good…

Ralph_cage

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5 thoughts on “Bidon cages

  1. Dion Forster 01/06/2013 at 16:59 Reply

    Ian, if you had the time and inclination you should consider setting up an online store and selling some of the crafty little brompton solutions! I’d be a sure customer!

  2. Aussie on a Brompton 02/06/2013 at 01:11 Reply

    Thanks Dion – but no thanks. I’m just hopeful that people can translate the ideas into their own solutions (& maybe produce excellent production items?) My production quality leaves a bit to be desired (I blame my limited garage setup? haha) & of course, there’s always the “mythical” Brompton magnetic system around the corner? Also, I’m waiting to see one of the Monkii cage systems & maybe swap to that? (although I don’t need to be in any hurry)

  3. […] original version of a Bidon Cage was fitted onto both Bromptons, Ralph & Robinson, & have proved to be an excellent setup […]

  4. Carlos Silva 08/07/2015 at 01:19 Reply

    Hi. Where can I find something like yours bottle cage holder?

    • Aussie on a Brompton 08/07/2015 at 09:55 Reply

      Sorry Carlos, nothing really close that I know of – although the Monkii system may suit you. For more info about my setup, see “https://aussieonabrompton.com/2014/10/06/an-on-going-interim/”

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