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Old 05-05-16, 06:35 PM
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Vintage aluminum/cork water bottles

Has anyone used bottles like these?

Bottle Water in Aluminum Copy Peugeot Vintage Bike Old Bicycle Model N1 US | eBay

I like the look, I like the idea, I like how one can drink from it. The labels are paper, though, and I feel like it would fall apart immediately after the first wash.
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I have considered getting something like this for the old Olmo. I am not well versed enough to know if they only fit on the handlebar type holder or the old cages as well. I think they do but not positive if that was the purpose.
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Old 05-05-16, 07:29 PM
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What size and type cage do you have?

For their asking price, can get a 12 pack and whip one of these up in 10 minutes. Who cares if you lose it! Save 50 grams too. ;O





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Old 05-05-16, 07:40 PM
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I like that.^^
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Yeah that's a nice idea. I have your stock standard aluminum cage at the moment. I suppose those bottles are rather small?
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Originally Posted by crank_addict View Post
What size and type cage do you have?

For their asking price, can get a 12 pack and whip one of these up in 10 minutes. Who cares if you lose it! Save 50 grams too. ;O




Neat idea. I have an old cage with the spring. Can't hurt to try and if nothing else enjoy the beer while trying. What did you get large cork plug?
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"Enjoy" Coors Light!!!???

Are you serious?

No offense...
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Not sure how long that paper label would last in a cage, or even just getting wet. Probably would be difficult to use while riding, as well, but would definitely look cool on a putzing around bike!
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Originally Posted by rootboy View Post
"Enjoy" Coors Light!!!???

Are you serious?

No offense...
More enjoyable to collect the needed bottles out of the ditch while riding, already empty.
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I think the "hand-aged" bottles are more for decoration that actual use. These are label-less and non-aged.
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I could see buying one for a vintage bike with the cage on the handlebar. . . . .

I like the campy one for my 1960 olmo but I don't trust that paper to hold up. Plus $33 is steep for a water bottle (shipping is around $12).

It might be time to enjoy a coors light, .
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My sister bought one at the California Eroica ride and it was stolen at the same rest stop! I could not believe it.
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Usually the Aluminum bottles need a larger cage, these are supposed to be replicas so I would imagine they would not fit a standard cage. That being said, a cage that you can bend into shape would be ideal vs a thick heavy gauge cage.
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Originally Posted by rootboy View Post
"Enjoy" Coors Light!!!???

Are you serious?

No offense...
Cheer's rootboy!

Not my usual but I certainly wouldn't turn one away after a sweaty hot ride. Make it a mandatory frosted cold. Same goes for an ice cold PBR or Old Style from the Quik Pantry. On the same note, I'm seasonal and for those autumn cold day post rides, pour me a heavy dark stout, room temp.

As for the DIY can, sort of done as a joke. Not nearly as robust as those nice ones with graphics. These cans are wafer thin and easily crush. Though they do suffice and as mentioned above disposable. No biggie if ripped off while a bike is set out at sidewalk or it flys out on a rough road and disappears into some ditch.
This size will fit the old REG cage but not todays newer cage diameters.

No need to spend much on them or the time to make. A quick wipe of lacquer thinner or steel wool and the label is gone. Acquire corks from a dollar store or hobby store chain. Best are the $1 for half doz. at the Dollar Store. Trial and error so you have to find the package with a few to fit the can, or trim to fit.
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Here's an old post race picture of me and the old Legnano from '64 or so. I used and still have the old bottles and cage mount. You can't squeeze the aluminum so I had a drilled cork with a straw, and would switch corks to change bottles. It is a dual bottle mount. Back then we didn't have frame mount braze ons. These are made by Caloric. I think the aluminum bottles are little smaller diameter than modern plastic.
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