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Offline TwoWheeledExplorer

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Simple question: Bottle racks?
« on: July 27, 2010, 08:36:36 pm »
Anyone know if Klean Kanteen (or ayone else) makes racks for their steel water bottles? They are just a tad smaller that the regular 20-24 oz. bottle, and rough roads like we were riding last week (on the L&C in SD) they rattle around a lot!

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Offline TimTyler

Re: Simple question: Bottle racks?
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2010, 08:50:10 pm »
I have three and they work great, even with standard water bottles.

http://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=26279&category=272
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Re: Simple question: Bottle racks?
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2010, 06:02:59 am »
Thanks. Evidently, they don't carry them at REI online. I'll order them from the source you gave me.

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Offline johnsondasw

Re: Simple question: Bottle racks?
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2010, 09:01:35 am »
I've been using them for a couple of years.  There are 2 disadvantages.  !) It's harder to get a drink while on the fly, because they don't compress, of course.  2) The cages are plastic, and they break.  I've broken 2 of them, and paid $10 each to replace them.  I carry my bike laying on its side in the back of my Corolla.  If the bottles are full, the cages break while driving because they are weak in the sideways direction, so now I don't put the bottles in the cages until I get to the start of the ride.  I do still use them, because I don't reallhy care for the taste of plastic.

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Re: Simple question: Bottle racks?
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2010, 09:05:30 am »
If you ride a small frame, these cages work great too: http://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=31265

I have two these cages on my bicycle and they allow for two 27oz Kleen Canteens to be used, without banging them on the frame every time I try to pull the bottle out of the cage.

Regarding the difficulty in getting a drink, try the new Sport Cap 2.0.  It lets out a torrent of water.
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Offline Awf Hand

Re: Simple question: Bottle racks?
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2010, 11:02:23 am »
I simply bent my aluminum cages a bit to fit the metal bottles.

Offline whittierider

Re: Simple question: Bottle racks?
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2010, 01:10:30 pm »
Not to change the subject but rather to address what might be behind the question--
The big deal recently has been with bisphenol-A coming out of the plastic into your drink.  Our plastic water bottles have recycling code 4 on the bottom, which, according to  Wikipedia, does not have bisphenol A in it.  I suspect that's the case with most cycling water bottles.

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Re: Simple question: Bottle racks?
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2010, 03:00:56 pm »
But all plastic water bottles still taste bad, especially after sitting in the sun for a few hours.  The water in stainless bottles still tastes good to me, even a day or two later.  I suspect that it has something to do in part with the naturally antimicrobial effect of stainless steel (although still not quite as good as copper).
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Offline Fred Hiltz

Re: Simple question: Bottle racks?
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2010, 04:10:45 pm »
But all plastic water bottles still taste bad, especially after sitting in the sun for a few hours...
Not Nalgene, which is so inert that chemical labware is often made from it. We switched to it. One downside: it is hard to squeeze, so getting a big mouthful in a hurry is difficult.

A good summary with links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nalgene.

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Re: Simple question: Bottle racks?
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2010, 08:23:32 am »
I simply bent my aluminum cages a bit to fit the metal bottles.

Tried that. Still rattles.

If the plastic ones are so fragile, has anyone tried steel bottles with rubber "buttons" (I don't know what they would really be called.) on the bracket arms?
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Re: Simple question: Bottle racks?
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2010, 01:08:20 pm »
Not Nalgene, which is so inert that chemical labware is often made from it. We switched to it. One downside: it is hard to squeeze, so getting a big mouthful in a hurry is difficult.

A good summary with links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nalgene.
I tried Nalgene, but water in Nalgene still starts to go foul after a little while in the sun.  Judging by the flavor, it seems like microbial action.
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Offline TimTyler

Re: Simple question: Bottle racks?
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2010, 01:17:17 pm »
I carry my bike laying on its side in the back of my Corolla.  If the bottles are full, the cages break while driving because they are weak in the sideways direction, so now I don't put the bottles in the cages until I get to the start of the ride.

I try to keep my bike in an upright position and my KK cages continue to support my bottles as expected. I don't think they're fragile.
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