I want to promote the use of folding bikes as a means of transportation here in the Philippines. This blog is meant to share my experiences as a folding bike user. I chose a Brompton for its classic style and compact fold, but other brands like Dahon, Strida, Bike Friday, Flamingo and Peerless produce good foldies as well.
My search for a water bottle cage mount for my folding bike led me to the Topeak CageMount. I got it at Tryon for P300.00 ($7.00). I need something like this because the Brompton does not have any mounts for a bottle cage. This attaches to the han
The Topeak CageMount is not easy to install. When you unscrew it the whole thing falls apart.
After trying it out a couple of times I'm not happy with the product. The metal band that goes around the handlebar post left a scratchmark even with padding. The actual mount sticks out so far from the post that with a full bottle installed it leans and tilts down. It doesn't look and feel stable.
The whole contraption looks clumsy to me--at least with the Brompton. May be it could work with other bikes.
Will next try the Minoura cage mount I got at Flying Ball last month.