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Old 06-21-19, 03:35 PM
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Old 06-22-19, 10:31 AM
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Originally Posted by UniChris View Post
Any ideas on how to improvise a dust cover for camelbak podium valves?
That's an interesting idea. Do you think a dustcap would keep them from accumulating grime inside?

I've been getting into 3d printing lately, I think it wouldn't be too hard to design a simple cylindrical cap that is just the right diameter to snug over the softish rubber base and stay in place.

My local public library has 3d printers available for use at a very modest price of 15c/gram. And tinkercad.com is astoundingly easy to use, you should check if any libraries near you have printers and give it a try!
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Old 06-22-19, 10:36 AM
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Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
That's an interesting idea. Do you think a dustcap would keep them from accumulating grime inside?

I've been getting into 3d printing lately, I think it wouldn't be too hard to design a simple cylindrical cap that is just the right diameter to snug over the softish rubber base and stay in place.
That's an interesting idea, but there's a key thing to be aware of. Apart from concern about food safety of the plastic itself, filament prints are notoriously porous which basically means that once you get them wet (especially with either sports drink or puddle splashes), there's no way you can prevent stuff from growing in there and no way to clean them.

So basically if I were going to do this (and I just might) I'd consider them a short-life item needing regular replacement.

I probably should have just bought the manufacturer ones that are seemingly silicone, just got annoyed with the escalating expenditures and annoyances around the sip valve when all I really want is a plain valveless screw cap.

I think I'm leaning more towards a mostly waterproof sleeve to loosely slide over most of the bottle, just need to actually get my act together and fabricate the side by side dual carrier plate and think about what I'm going to use for aided retention (which I think in my case is mostly horizontal as the saddle itself should block them them from sliding upwards)

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Old 06-22-19, 12:00 PM
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Yeah as long as its a water bottle
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Old 06-23-19, 12:14 PM
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I like my Purists; the plastic taste only lasts a couple of weeks. Funny, I had no idea you were supposed to bite and pull to open; I just open mine when I take the bike out. I also don't put my mouth on the valve, so I just wash the outside, occasionally squeezing water hard through the valves, and dry thoroughly; nothing grows in them. Maybe I'll look into stainless; it would go well with my vintage steel bike.
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Old 06-23-19, 05:22 PM
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Two Bottles

I usually have two bottles that I use for three years.
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Old 06-26-19, 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by bobwysiwyg View Post
I've been using a couple of Specialized for six years so far. Always rinse thoroughly and let them dry, no issues. I've recently tried two 24 oz. Camelbaks for the extra capacity. They are minimally insulated, but it works, keeps fluids a bit cooler. They're now my go to bottles for summer anyway. My advice is get as light a color as possible for summer.
I've been using 24 oz. Camelbaks for years. Only replaced when the mouth piece cracked after 5 years. The new mouth pieces are better quality. And their lids are universal. The lid of a Camelbak bought today will fit on a Camelbak bottle purchased 5 years ago.
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Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
That's an interesting idea. Do you think a dustcap would keep them from accumulating grime inside?

I've been getting into 3d printing lately, I think it wouldn't be too hard to design a simple cylindrical cap that is just the right diameter to snug over the softish rubber base and stay in place.

My local public library has 3d printers available for use at a very modest price of 15c/gram. And tinkercad.com is astoundingly easy to use, you should check if any libraries near you have printers and give it a try!
great it's an amazing idea...
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Old 07-31-19, 10:33 PM
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I bought my stainless steel water bottles at a local thrift store and washed them out. It has worked out well for me.
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Old 08-01-19, 10:31 AM
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I throw mine away after I've drunk from them. Sideways along the route so as to not hit the other riders. Fans pick them up.

I can always ask for another from the team car. A domestique will bring it to me.
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Old 08-01-19, 06:05 PM
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These are my current favorite:



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Old 08-03-19, 12:31 PM
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Awesome! I'm an early adopter of Retroshifters -- I'd love to have a bottle like that!
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Old 08-03-19, 11:39 PM
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33 oz. Zfal Magnum does the trick for me.
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Old 08-04-19, 02:01 AM
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Originally Posted by metz1295 View Post
I've been using 24 oz. Camelbaks for years. Only replaced when the mouth piece cracked after 5 years. The new mouth pieces are better quality. And their lids are universal. The lid of a Camelbak bought today will fit on a Camelbak bottle purchased 5 years ago.
Didn't know they came in 24 - I've got a couple 21 oz and they're great.
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Old 08-05-19, 01:06 PM
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Originally Posted by gios View Post
Didn't know they came in 24 - I've got a couple 21 oz and they're great.
Well, I guess technically they're 25 oz, but I seldom fill to the top.

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