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    Cup/bottle holder for Poland Spring water

    I plan to obtain some sort of holder that will allow me to ride with a standard poland spring water bottle. Preferably I'd like it mounted on the handlebars, but I'd be fine with attaching to the frame of the bike instead. Can anyone recommend a good cup/bottle bolder for this? I imagine most holders are too large for a standard Poland Spring bottle. Thanks.

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    They ship water all the way from Poland? the water that bad? fix the Municipal water supply.

    go to more meetings.. Yell !

    Corruption has allowed water quality to slide , as the well positioned corps
    use the rivers and sky as DUMP.
    then they sell you a petroleum plastic bottle to commodify the alternative
    to their Externalizing past dump practices.


    Maybe you need to get a Carbon Filter element pitcher to use a common bottle with filtered tap water.

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    As you did not provide a link, I had to go a huntin'. Wikipedia states that Poland Spring is the #1 bottled water brand in the U.S., but I never heard of it (because it isn't sold here). That being said, the bottle looks like it might fit in a standard cage. Take a bottle and shove it in your current cage to find out.

    Topeak, Minoura, Zefal, and others offer a way to mount a cage to your bars, stem, or seat post. Here is the one from Topeak as an example- http://topeak.com/products/Bottle-Cages/cagemount
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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    They ship water all the way from Poland? the water that bad? fix the Municipal water supply.

    go to more meetings.. Yell !

    Corruption has allowed water quality to slide , as the well positioned corps
    use the rivers and sky as DUMP.
    then they sell you a petroleum plastic bottle to commodify the alternative
    to their Externalizing past dump practices.


    Maybe you need to get a Carbon Filter element pitcher to use a common bottle with filtered tap water.
    The name is pure marketing. That particular brand (which is owned by Nestle) is bottled in Maine.
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    My cheap forte carbon fiber cages hold a nestle plastic water bottle just fine. It's not snug, but it doesn't seem to be going anywhere.

    Of course, you could just get a britta filter and pour your water into a normal water bottle and not have to pay extra for filtered water sold in plastic bottles.
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    dont worry about water bottle cages
    just make sure you only ride where bottles of poland springs water are just out of reach

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    It often works best to upend water/pop bottles when putting them in bottle cages.
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    Get normal bike water bottle and cage, transfer Poland Spring water (or whatever) into bike bottle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looigi View Post
    Get normal bike water bottle and cage, transfer Poland Spring water (or whatever) into bike bottle.
    Most cages hold pretty wide water bottles. A standard plastic water bottle (16.9 oz) will not fit securely. Looking for a snug fit. Only reason I want to use a disposable bottle is so that I won't have to worry about a fancy $10 bottle from being stolen. Based on the places I lock up my bike I'd bet any such bottle would get stolen within a month. Maybe it'd last three months if I was super lucky. That's city biking for you *shrugs*.

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    Yeah - some bright individual somewhere apparently decided that most bottled water should be in a different diameter bottle than most sports drink bottles.

    Topeak makes an adjustable bottle cage. Aside from that, there are thin neoprene sleeves on the market intended to keep drinks insulated. They make a 'standard' bottled water bottle fit a 'standard' bottle cage, but they're not that easy to find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraldF View Post
    Most cages hold pretty wide water bottles. A standard plastic water bottle (16.9 oz) will not fit securely. Looking for a snug fit. Only reason I want to use a disposable bottle is so that I won't have to worry about a fancy $10 bottle from being stolen. Based on the places I lock up my bike I'd bet any such bottle would get stolen within a month. Maybe it'd last three months if I was super lucky. That's city biking for you *shrugs*.
    ??? You can often get bicycle bottles free. You certaintly don't have to spend $10 on them.

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    Let me make sure I understand the problem. You want to pay a premium for a niche product water bottle holder to hold your bottled water (that costs ~$0.50/bottle in bulk) to prevent a $2 water bottle from being stolen (that you could easily take with you with minimal inconvenience)?

    Is there a large black market in DC for nasty used water bottles that someone else has slobbered all over? How will you protect your fancy water bottle holder from being stolen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckett View Post
    You want to pay a premium for a niche product water bottle holder to hold your bottled water (that costs ~$0.50/bottle in bulk) to prevent a $2 water bottle from being stolen (that you could easily take with you with minimal inconvenience)?
    There's no indication that he "wants to pay a premium". It's possible that he's considering reusing the Polar Springs bottles. If he is currently using Polar Springs as his water source, then he isn't talking about spending more than he already is.

    Quote Originally Posted by luckett View Post
    Is there a large black market in DC for nasty used water bottles that someone else has slobbered all over? How will you protect your fancy water bottle holder from being stolen?
    DC is a strange place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by njkayaker View Post
    DC is a strange place.
    Well, then he should probably begin devising a solution to prevent his handlebar tape from being stolen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilfred Laurier View Post
    dont worry about water bottle cages
    just make sure you only ride where bottles of poland springs water are just out of reach
    Ya mean like this?
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    This one, that Topeak, will take big 1.5L volume bottles http://www.topeak.com/products/Bottle-Cages/ModulaCageXL
    Last edited by fietsbob; 04-10-13 at 02:12 PM.

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    I use this - take different bottle sizes:
    http://www.topeak.com/products/Bottl...s/ModulaCageEX
    http://treadrightly.blogspot.com/

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    DC is a strange place.
    was a thread a while ago, about people rushing the front of busses,

    and taking bikes off the rack before the owner could get off the bus to catch them..

    and that's just the powerless ones.. out of 'Gummint'

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    This one, that Topeak, will take big 1.5L volume bottles http://www.topeak.com/products/Bottle-Cages/ModulaCageXL
    Bought two similar bottle cages 10 or 15 years ago for $5 with a Copper Canyon Brand. Both are still attached and working. Can hold 2L bottles as well but I find them too hard to drink from while riding using one hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
    Bought two similar bottle cages 10 or 15 years ago for $5 with a Copper Canyon Brand. Both are still attached and working. Can hold 2L bottles as well but I find them too hard to drink from while riding using one hand.
    Yeah - I think those are more intended for carrying large reserves of water or carbonated drinks for family outings or picnics where mom and dad have to stock enough liquids to keeps the kids happy too. A large format is both cheaper to buy and easier to manage like that.
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    I dunno -- drink more when you're stopped? They can't take that away from you!
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    drink more

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    I saw this and was like...holy crap, a water bottle bike lock!!! but then realized it's a bike lock disguised as a water bottle.

    http://www.thefancy.com/things/28063...ttle-Bike-Lock
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    Cute bodge, Dave, got a front view for the How-to, clarity.

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