Considering Townie (or Commute) Go! but want to add bottle-holder . . .

Solarbuddy

New Member
I'm wondering what is the best way to affix a Boomerang alarm/GPS-tracker to a Electra since they don't come with built in bottle-holder bosses. Although I live in one of the best towns in California for cycling (Redlands), none of the staff in the local shops (I've visited 3 and spoken to six in all) seems to have any idea how to solve this seemingly trivial problem.
 

J.R.

Well-Known Member
I'm wondering what is the best way to affix a Boomerang alarm/GPS-tracker to a Electra since they don't come with built in bottle-holder bosses. Although I live in one of the best towns in California for cycling (Redlands), none of the staff in the local shops (I've visited 3 and spoken to six in all) seems to have any idea how to solve this seemingly trivial problem.
It is trivial. I don't understand why all the brands don't include threaded inserts. Owners of some bikes may be limited in the size of water bottle, but there are so many other uses for those inserts.

The simple solution for the brands or dealers. There are industrial, pneumatic versions of these tools that bike manufactures use. These are similar to ones I own (for other applications), I thought I'd pass the info on...

Right angle drill:

https://m.lowes.com/pd/DEWALT-20-Volt-Max-3-8-in-Cordless-Drill/3977521?cm_mmc=SCE_PLA-_-ToolsAndHardware-_-CordlessDrillsAndComboKits-_-3977521:DEWALT&CAWELAID=&kpid=3977521&CAGPSPN=pla&store_code=2409&k_clickID=b7f15bd0-0fbc-4b65-808d-254f6be3eec7&gclid=Cj0KCQjw9afOBRDWARIsAJW4nvxEZ6TbSYIyh2RMR__1z8YzLYPGB8deLiheGuRMWJjPBWPsB07eyPoaAlFBEALw_wcB

Thread insert tool:

https://m.grainger.com/mobile/product/5JK71?cm_mmc=PPC:+Google+PLA&s_kwcid=AL!2966!3!166589331100!!!!82128166317!&ef_id=WcqY8QAABKRoZtPb:20170926181409:s&kwid=productads-adid^166589331100-device^m-plaid^82128166317-sku^5JK71-adType^PLA

I don't think most bike owners will want to go to the expense or trouble. They shouldn't have to!