Return of “The UpCycle Cage”

A new, limited batch of our Kickstarter adjustable-size bicycle bottle cage

Here’s the backstory: Once upon a time, in a faraway land called Kickstarter, we launched a limited edition run of The UpCycle Cage, an adjustable-size bicycle bottle cage design made from up-cycled Klean Kanteen bottles.

It was a success! 40 backers pledged to make it happen, we created a short production run, we fundraised and purchased a laser engraver, and fulfilled all our backer gifts…

…and then within a year we moved our entire workshop to the coast. Plans were disrupted. All the workshop’s belongings were boxed up and moved. During our quick resumption of post-move operations, some boxes were stashed to the side and never re-opened.

Fast forward to 2019 during an intensive workshop insulation project and re-organization: we uncovered an unfinished box of factory-rejected Klean Kanteens. Huzzah!

That is how today we can bring you the return of The UpCycle Cage, once again in a limited series. This time, we intend to make them until we run out of bottles to make them with.

The UpCycle Cage is an adjustable-sized bicycle drink holder for multiple bottle sizes, handcrafted from recycled and natural materials.
The only water bottle cage ever designed with this level of flexibility, it can carry a 12oz coffee thermos, a curvy wine bottle, and a 40oz stainless steel water bottle safely and securely. 

I created this design when I was given the unique opportunity to turn trash into treasure with a box of factory-rejected bottles from Klean Kanteen. I use my Klean Kanteens daily, both the 40oz water bottle I carry with me everywhere and the 16oz thermos I use for my coffee. I wanted to create a cage that would allow me to carry them both on my bicycle, at any time.

About Walnut Studiolo

Walnut Studiolo crafts original modern designs by hand in our Oregon workshop using only natural materials. We are a family-run company located on the North Oregon Coast. Learn more about us on our website:

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