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Old 06-25-07, 05:04 PM   #1
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CamelBak

Good tasting water.......Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm......
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Old 06-25-07, 05:10 PM   #2
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Never had a problem with it. Then again I keep my empty bladders in the freezer.
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Old 06-26-07, 06:07 AM   #3
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What exactly is the problem? Plastic-tasting water, I assume?

Give the bladder a good rinse with a mixture of 25% lemon juice and 75% water. And of course, don't forget to empty and rise the bladder right away when you return from a ride.
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I clean mine with water and a little bleach. So the first fill after a cleaning tastes a little like swimming pool water.
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I use denture cleaner to clean the bladder. Two tabs, fill with water, leave overnight.
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I use denture cleaner to clean the bladder. Two tabs, fill with water, leave overnight.
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I got a Platypus bladder - seems like a much better design than the Camelbak.

1. Different material for the bladder, slick -- not soft and rubbery

2. Ziplock top so you can actually get something inside it to clean it.

I got it for backpacking; haven't used it on the bike.
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baking soda works well
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+2 for the denture tablets.

If you're too cheap for that, fill it with Coca-Cola and let it sit overnight.
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I just clean it w/ dishwashing detergent and fill it w/ juice mixed w/ water.
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