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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:24 am 
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I am looking for a period water bottle like the one in this picture.
It says Contrex on the side, a French bottled water company now owned by Nestle. The picture was taken 30 years ago so it is quite old!
Can anyone help?
Dave


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 8:25 pm 
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Found one of these with a collector in France - not cheap though!


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 2:02 pm 
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yup, i always wanted a couple of these for my hinault bike and the matching TA steel bottle cages. never found either! well done you. how much did you have to fork out for the bottle??!


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:46 pm 
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Hmmm - not sure I should admit it publicly...
€32 including shipping...but where will I find another?
Dave


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:09 pm 
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hernehill69 wrote:
Hmmm - not sure I should admit it publicly...
€32 including shipping...but where will I find another?
Dave


well dave, i'd guessed £30 but as you say, they are as rare as hen's teeth.
can i be really sad and ask for a photo of it?! i've never seen one in the flesh
but of course were commonplace in the likes of the 1985 tour de france.

nice purchase!

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:32 pm 
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This is what it looks like...


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:58 pm 
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awesome find!! are you really going to use it in anger??!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:04 am 
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Posing and special days only - I have a 2012 Tour one for everyday use!!


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:13 am 
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now that makes complete sense!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:56 am 
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hernehill69 wrote:
Hmmm - not sure I should admit it publicly...
€32 including shipping...but where will I find another?
Dave




It's always a tricky one when it comes to putting a price on something that you want, especially when it's a rare item. I don't think €32 was over the top and I would have happily paid that had I been looking for one


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