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 Post subject: Water Bottles?
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 8:34 pm 
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Ok, so I haven't used water bottles on my bikes for years now as I mainly ride MTB and take a Camelbak, nut now I'm getting into more road riding I need to buy some water bottles right?

I remember the old style water bottles making anything put in them taste of yucky PVC plastic, have things moved on since then?
I do have a Camelbak Podium water bottle that I use when visiting the gym, but they aren't particularly cheap (at least to a tightwad like me!), it is very good though, and although I've only ever put water in it it never tastes "plasticky" at all :)

Given that I'll probably want to be putting various energy drinks in these water bottles what do you reccommend? which ones will not make whatever I put in it taste of plastic or the previous energy drink it held?
Are there any firm favourites amongst the road riders on here?

All thoughts & advice welcomed :)


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 Post subject: Re: Water Bottles?
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 8:40 pm 
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Sigg Bottles are aluminium so never make things taste plasticky :wink: :lol: :lol:

But on a serious note http://www.amazon.co.uk/Glogg-Classic-5 ... ter+bottle


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 Post subject: Re: Water Bottles?
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 9:26 pm 
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I always try to use the type with the hinged top cover these days especially on wet/damp days. Rather not run the risk of putting anything nasty (eg cow poo etc.) in my mouth if I can help it! Modern bottles tend not to 'taste' like some of the older ones did.


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 Post subject: Re: Water Bottles?
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 9:36 pm 
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.......errr, I buy something I like the look of. Last one was black to match my Basso :) what a tart :D

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 Post subject: Re: Water Bottles?
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 9:51 pm 
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Old Ned,

Does your response mean that you used to taste cow poo and the more modern bottles help you avoid this? :D

I better add that i worked on a farm in my youth and have had the dubious pleasure on numerous occasions - the joys of milking cows!!!

To the OP - Kettlo had some nice TDF Coca Cola bottles for sale in the Sales section.

Richard


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 Post subject: Re: Water Bottles?
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 6:28 am 
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I use a Sigg on my Carlton Flyer, expensive but superbly made and they seal properly with a screw stopper. Well worth the extra dough.


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 Post subject: Re: Water Bottles?
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 9:48 pm 
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Midlife wrote:
.......errr, I buy something I like the look of. Last one was black to match my Basso :) what a tart :D


I think I'm heading that way too :facepalm:

Been looking around, I think it's a worthwhile investment to get something that will last a while, and not a cheap plasticky eBay special that will probably be chucked away in a few months time.

I'll also be looking for one which is easy to drink from on-the-go.

Then there's the bottle cage dilemma, I have one at present and it's a nice carbon thing that I've had for a few years, but can I find another like it?? No... matching bottle cages are a must I think :oops: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Water Bottles?
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 9:58 pm 
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Good evening,

Apologies to begin with, i was in a shop called Decathelon today and they had a large selection of bottles - i did not look closely at them at all - hence my apology. I would give their website a look at least as they have various styles - including the steel ones.

Richard


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 Post subject: Re: Water Bottles?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 1:15 am 
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Does anybody know where I might get my hands on a pair of TDF Coca-Cola bottles, I believe somebody had a few for sale recently?


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jimo746 wrote:
I do have a Camelbak Podium water bottle that I use when visiting the gym, but they aren't particularly cheap (at least to a tightwad like me!), it is very good though, and although I've only ever put water in it it never tastes "plasticky" at all :)


Stainless steel sigg style bottle - £1.99 eBay (i sprayed the Swiss flag on)

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