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Mounting the Unbottle

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Update 9/4/08 – For some reason the pictures disappeared. I have reposted this article at Mounting the Best Water Bottle with new pictures.

Easy on and off is the key to making the Camelback Unbottle a really useful tool. Here’s how I do it on a Ryan Vanguard or a Longbikes Slipstream. This approach should work on any bike with accessible seat stays.

I just add three sturdy but short bungee cords to provide shock mounting. Be sure the hooks have plastic covers so they don’t scratch your bike. Close one hook on each bungee cord with a pair of pliers so that it is permanently attached to the 2 top rings and one of the bottom rings on the Unbottle.

Unbottle Mounting Straps
Then just slip the Unbottle behind the seat as shown in picture by attaching the 2 top bungees over the top stay on the seat back. The lower bungee is snaked though a lower seat stay or rea stays on the bike and hooked to the other ring on the Unbottle. You may have to wind it around the stay a few times to get the proper tension, firm but not tight.

Unbottle on bike
You now have an easy-on and easy-off shock mounted water system. You will learn to love this on warm days or long rides. Just ride alonng with the tube running up through the strap in your helmet so you can sip anytime you want without having to reach around for a water bottle.

See the Unbottle – the Best Water Bottle for more information on the Unbottle.


Written by Roland

March 30, 2006 at 7:47 am

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  1. where’s the picture? I’m having a hard time visualizing this!


    Eric Rosenberg

    August 7, 2008 at 10:24 pm

  2. You are right, the pictures disappeared for some reason. I have reposted with new pictures – see the link above.

    Strange thing is that when I view the post to edit it the pictures are there. I suspect it has something to do with the new Word Press Graphic Editor.

    Thanks for letting me know.


    September 4, 2008 at 10:57 am

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