Ultimate C380+ Water bottle cage location other than Seat Tube?

gbill

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I love my Ultimate C380+, but I just got a new bike rack (Thule Easyfold XT) and the seat tube water bottle cage is really in the way of how the rack wants to hold the frame in place.

Does anyone have an alternative water bottle solution (perhaps near the front fork or handlebars) that they feel works well with Gazelle bikes?

Ideally something that I can detach and reattach the bottle while riding.

Thanks for any help!
 

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How does the extra battery attach? It looks like a wire into the left side of the motor housing?
There is some power splitter behind motor cover, cable from this splitter goes from the left side of the motor to the bottom of the 2nd battery.
 
There is some power splitter behind motor cover, cable from this splitter goes from the left side of the motor to the bottom of the 2nd battery.

Thanks. This is the Gazelle dealer installed option? I've seen splitter cables and Bosch sells some kits as well. I am curious to add this and trying to understand if it is worth $200 if I can do it myself with parts from ebay or Bosch.
 
Boy has this thread been diverted or what. The question from the OP was about an alternative mount for a water bottle cage
 
This is what I ended up with - experiment above succeed, but I wanted nicer solution:)

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This is what I ended up with - experiment above succeed, but I wanted nicer solution:)

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How often do you use the extra battery? I am toying with the idea but not sure I really need it. My wife's Trek uses the powerpack 400 so I wouldn't have to buy a new battery yet that I wouldn't use often.
 
Don't know if this helps but on all my bikes I use equestrian Tough-1 panniers that have dual bottle holders. They come in a variety of colors, priced about $24. The water bottles are within easy reach while I ride, and I have no worries about losing bottles because they sit deep in the padded holders.

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