Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Water storage

  1. #1
    Nighttime Rider
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Portland, Oregon
    My Bikes
    Surly Pugsley, Schwinn Mesa LTD
    Posts
    508
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Water storage

    I need 1/2 to a full gallon of water for longer rides.
    Besides frame mounted bottles and backpack bladders, what are my options?

    CE

  2. #2
    You need a new bike supcom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Posts
    5,434
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    1. Stop periodically to refill.
    2. Get a large saddlebag or panniers and stash water jugs in them.
    3. Drive your route ahead of time and cache water in hidden locations.
    4. Find someone to ride with you and carry your water.
    5. Carry a water filter and use lake and creek water along the way.
    6. Pray for rain.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    3,411
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonEclipse
    I need 1/2 to a full gallon of water for longer rides.
    Besides frame mounted bottles and backpack bladders, what are my options?

    CE
    there are also behind the seat bottle holders, however, I've found that it is easier to just stop at gas stations when both of my bottles are gone.

  4. #4
    hello roadfix's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Los Angeles
    My Bikes
    thank you for asking
    Posts
    18,502
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Add a rack to your bike.
    .cinelli.olympic.surly.long.haul.trucker.kona.ku.surly.steamroller.
    .litespeed.classic.litespeed.firenze.bianchi.pista.dean.colonel.plus.more.

  5. #5
    Chairman of the Bored catatonic's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    St. Petersburg, FL
    My Bikes
    2004 Raleigh Talus, 2001 Motobecane Vent Noir (Custom build for heavy riders)
    Posts
    5,825
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonEclipse
    I need 1/2 to a full gallon of water for longer rides.
    Besides frame mounted bottles and backpack bladders, what are my options?

    CE
    your two frame mounts - 2

    behind hte seat carrier - 2 (total 4)

    handlebar mount cages - 2 (if you have no lights, etc up there, total 6)

    If you have a rear rack, add 4 (total 10)

    assume 16oz bottles, that's 160 oz of liquid....I think that should be more than adequate

  6. #6
    Senior Member Retro Grouch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    St Peters, Missouri
    My Bikes
    Rans Enduro Sport, Hase Kettweisel Tandem, Merin Bear Valley beater bike
    Posts
    23,786
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonEclipse
    I need 1/2 to a full gallon of water for longer rides.
    Besides frame mounted bottles and backpack bladders, what are my options?

    CE
    Doesn't it sound more hygienic to drink out of a reservoir than a bladder? My hydration pack has a 100 oz. reservoir. That's 3 quarts.

  7. #7
    Cornucopia of Awesomeness baxtefer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    not where i used to be
    Posts
    4,847
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    buy bike jersey.
    stick bottles in rear pockets.
    enjoy.

  8. #8
    sch
    sch is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Birmingham. AL
    Posts
    2,591
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Western desert riders have pioneered backpacks that will hold two 100 oz bladders, add two frame
    mounts with 28 oz bottles and two behind seat bottles and you are upto 312 oz. Steve

  9. #9
    bac
    bac is offline
    Senior Member bac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    My Bikes
    Too many to list!
    Posts
    7,487
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by sch
    Western desert riders have pioneered backpacks that will hold two 100 oz bladders, add two frame mounts with 28 oz bottles and two behind seat bottles and you are upto 312 oz. Steve
    Did you miss the question?

    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonEclipse
    I need 1/2 to a full gallon of water for longer rides.
    Besides frame mounted bottles and backpack bladders, what are my options?

    CE

  10. #10
    Member shreklookalike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Roswell, New Mexico, USA
    My Bikes
    Giant OCR1 & Schwinn Sidewinder
    Posts
    33
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Ok, since you seem dead set against frame mounted bottle cages and backpack hydration, here are a few other options.

    1. Drill a hole in your top post and fill your frame with water, run a drinking tube from the bottom post up to your mouth. You'd still have the extra weight of the water, but not the water carrying devices.

    2. Get a friend to fly over and slightly ahead your bicycle in a helicopter. He can spray water directly into your mouth from a hose and tank located in the copter. This way you totally eliminate the water and device weight from your bike, but the increased wind resistance would probably offset any advantage.

    3. Pre-hydrate by drinking a couple of gallons before setting out. Use a catheter from your shorts, up your jersey and into your mouth to re-cycle as needed.

  11. #11
    eert a ekil yzarc SpiderMike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Pasadena TX
    My Bikes
    many bikes
    Posts
    2,559
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Or go with that Hugh Mungus Clydesdale, I read about in DirtRag #106.

  12. #12
    1.9lb/in pseudobrit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Susquehanna shoreline
    My Bikes
    LeMond, CAAD9/1
    Posts
    1,360
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Did you know urine is sterile? That's right, you can drink it.

    (bonus points to anyone who knows where that line's from)

  13. #13
    eert a ekil yzarc SpiderMike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Pasadena TX
    My Bikes
    many bikes
    Posts
    2,559
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Dodgeball

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •