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Old 07-27-10, 12:27 PM   #1
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Anyone using the Clean Bottle and that unscrews on both top and bottom?

I enjoyed seeing the bottle running up the road at the TdF......

Personally I have not had a problem keeping water bottles clean but I turn my upside down after rinsing them out.

Wondering if there are any issues with them leaking or getting them in or out of bottle cages.
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Old 07-27-10, 01:21 PM   #2
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Those are a solution in search of a problem
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Old 07-27-10, 01:25 PM   #3
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Good one! Though I do think it was brilliant marketing.
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I believe a little mold in your bottle prepares you for those really nasty days on the bike. Sort of like doing intervals in the digestive system.
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I've been following Mr. Clean Bottle on his Facebook page (they also have a blog). Pretty interesting guerrilla marketing (though I think they also helped "sponsor" the TDF on Versus, which is likely why Phil always talked about them).

In any case, they've been describing on the blog how they did it -- they had a huge costume that fit into a big case (the size of a coffin) that they hauled in a trailer behind a bike up all the major climbs in the tour. Apparently everyone shouted at them, in multiple languages, "Is that your mother in law in there?"
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Old 07-27-10, 04:29 PM   #6
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I think it makes more sense to soak the bottle in a dilute chlorine solution occasionally.
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Old 07-27-10, 04:31 PM   #7
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No, I see no reason to. I wash mine after each ride and like you turn it upside down. Seems like too much hassle to be honest.

Maybe we should try making Gu packs that can open from either end so you wont lose any time looking for the end to bite off.
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Old 07-27-10, 05:58 PM   #8
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I'd be more worried about my gel flask than my water bottle - and I am not worried about either one.
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You guys are SO clean. Sheesh!!

I guess I should probably be dead by now with my water-bottle-cleaning habits. But, I seem to be hale and hearty, which must prove some sort of point or other.

However, I did purchase 10 new water bottles last month and replaced everything. I think one should do that every 5 years or so.
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I use a brush to clean out my bottles. At $10 each, the clean bottle is 3x as expensive as my LBS labeled Specialized bottles. I think I'll stick with my brush.
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Old 07-27-10, 08:49 PM   #12
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I find it might be useful for beverages like beer. Geez, I guess pro bikers aren't great inventors.
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Too dry in Arizona for mold!
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Bleach water. Now and then. But only when I can see the mold in the bottle.
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This is one of those solutions to a not-such-a-big problem. My bottle washing regimen has worked fine for decades. Every month or so I put my bottles upside-down in the lower rack of my dishwasher. I rinse them out before each refill. That's it. My only problem is that I have bottles on all my family's bikes, and sometimes they don't get used for months at a time. But the dishwasher seems to clean them out. Any hard-to-clean scum gets scrubbed by hand.

HOWEVER, I've never been one to shy away from spending money on some new doo-dad for my bike, whether I needed it or not. I'm sure I'll end up with these soon, just to try them.

I bought the Camelbak bottles with the special tops that you don't have to pull out - just squeeze the bottle. I discovered I don't like them for on-the-bike use. I prefer "normal" bottles. But I do like the Camelbak for my bedside table. I often knock the bottle off in my sleep. The Camelbak can sit on its side all night and not leak.
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Too dry in Arizona for mold!
Ditto for COLORADO
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You guys are SO clean. Sheesh!!

I guess I should probably be dead by now with my water-bottle-cleaning habits. But, I seem to be hale and hearty, which must prove some sort of point or other.

However, I did purchase 10 new water bottles last month and replaced everything. I think one should do that every 5 years or so.
I've never worried about water bottle cleanliness very much. I do stick them in the dishwasher once in a while and I'm religious about starting out with new, clean water every Spring. That's about it but I only use plain water in my water bottles.
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Old 07-28-10, 06:05 PM   #18
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The more parts that can be removed increases the chances that I gonna loose something. Besides I went hydration pack, it also carries my tools and 1st aid supplies. If I take a different bike, I have my stuff with me. You can't really see any mold-EVER, in a backpack. Ignorance is bliss, explains my happiness.
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I believe a little mold in your bottle prepares you for those really nasty days on the bike. Sort of like doing intervals in the digestive system.
I looked into my old-fashioned bidon and saw some maggots crawling at the bottom. I couldn't pry them out because the bottom doesn't screw off. But I was really thirsty and drank the water anyway.

It really wasn't bad, you know.
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Old 07-28-10, 08:01 PM   #21
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You guys are SO clean. Sheesh!!

I guess I should probably be dead by now with my water-bottle-cleaning habits. But, I seem to be hale and hearty, which must prove some sort of point or other.
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Old 07-28-10, 08:21 PM   #22
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Well, too much mold and I go from being Dr. Jekyll to Mr. Hyde. Comes on when you least expect it and lasts 15 minutes. So, not wanting to go there, I went to SS bottles and put them in the dishwasher regularly. You can't fool with a touchy immune system. bk
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They only time I clean a water bottle is when it's new.
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Depends on how you define cleaning. I often unscrew the cap so I can drink, as from a glass. When empty I hold the bottle by the bottom and whip it through the air. Any particulate matter goes into orbit. I ain't had any water-borne illnesses yet.
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A better invention would be a gel pack that did not get the stuff all over your hands, brifters, gloves etc. Somehow I always get the stuff everywhere.
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