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Old 06-13-12, 12:55 PM
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Show us you vintage ......Water Bottles!

the icing on the cake of a vintage rebuild is the correct waterbottle.

Lord knows what I would pay or trade for a PUCH bottle!

I have only one interesting bottle.

A NOS Crescent bottle-almost enough to inspire finding and restoring a Crescent Pepita 531


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I bought a replica Lotus waterbottle for my Elite 600. Looks snazzy! It is so close, that new bottle cages allow it to rattle around in the cage too much. I guess new waterbottles are bigger girthed than older ones. So I am looking for a period correct cage now. $40 and up is stopping me though, knowing I used to have a few on my Kent & Murrays at maybe $4.50 new a pop in the late 80s/early90s. Ugh...if only!

I still have my original Voodoo cycles waterbottle from 1994. I am planning on one day having a Voodoo again so I held onto my old one. Financial situations made me fire sale my Bantu a few years into owning it. Sadness!
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Originally Posted by puchfinnland View Post
Lord knows what I would pay or trade for a PUCH bottle!
That's very funny that this thread should come up now and you should post that because I just picked this up recently with a used bike. Unsure of the age, but the bike was from around '89 and it was not a Puch.

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I wish I had some vintage water bottles to share. The current cost of vintage water bottles is crazy, at least on eek-bay. They used to be practically given away. Now there's some bloke trying to get $99 each on ebay. I'd love to find an old Coca-cola water bottle. They used to be ubiquitous at races, now they are all in landfills with mold at the bottom.
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Yah, saw those $99 bottles in the past few months. really crazy pricing for what went for usually 20 bucks just a couple of years ago, and the bottles he's selling aren't even that rare/special...I remember one of them was a Coca-Cola one...for $99 bucks?, the seller is nutzoid!). He must also be selling those $330+ Mavic stems, bars and derailleurs too! Kinda screws it up for everyone as other sellers start jacking up their prices too and buyers have nowhere to go but stare at ther unsold items for months, waitng for a seller to blink and prices to go down again. Too bad there's no rule in ebay that might control such craziness. Some of these price jackers have been holding their unrealistic prices for at least a couple of years now. So glad I bought my small stash of C&V bottles when prices were still sane.

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I wish it could be a small niche business making vintage or in that respect low volume, waterbottles,

would go hand in hand with vintage decals.

maybe some decals to stick on blank bottles? its not the same but hey its better then nothing!
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i think this might be a cool thread...staying tuned...
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Campy Aero bottles on my former 1991 Merckx TSX Century.

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I only have one vintage one. An old REG blue one I had hoped would match my Frejus. But for actual use I prefer the stainless Kleen Kanteen, 18 ounce. Not a perfect color match either
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Coloral bottle and cage (the bottle is tapered - which seems a bit unique.)


TA bottle and cage:


Simplex Tour de France double cage with vintage (polished) alloy bottle, and TA tool pouch:


TA randonneur bottle (alloy with a rubbery coating) and cage:


TA ISOL bottle (insulated):


Would love to know who made this cage. My best guess is Simplex - anybody know? (OE on a 1963 Jack Taylor Tourist.)

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Originally Posted by Alex Moll View Post
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TA ISOL bottle (insulated):

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I'ved bumped into those TA "Isol" bottles, but with older looking TA graphics on them. I always wondered how the heck do you get water out of them?? They are rock hard/unsqueezable!...I think that's why they remain in my LBS's water bottle bin unsold for years now...even though they were only asking a mere 5 bucks each for them....

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I've actually got some very cool ones, unfortunately, I can't get into the basement to prove it.

2 x campy aero bottles
1 x Merckx panto bottle
2 x Cobras
Older Campagnolo bottle
Older Giro d'Italia bottle
TA bottle
2 x Saeco Bottles
really neat Raleigh USA bottle
Team Gewiss Bottle
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Thought this thread might bring out pics of Alex's super cool stuff. That last cage is a particular beauty.
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Originally Posted by Chombi View Post
I'ved bumped into those TA "Isol" bottles, but with older looking TA graphics on them. I always wondered how the heck do you get water out of them?? They are rock hard/unsqueezable!...I think that's why they remain in my LBS's water bottle bin unsold for years now...even though they were only asking a mere 5 bucks each for them....

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Yes - they aren't real fun to use. Kinda like drinking out of a "sippy cup."
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Another old TA (I bought this new a long long long time ago...)



And the cage I got with it. How or why I still have the box I can't explain :-)

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Another old TA (I bought this new a long long long time ago...)



And the cage I got with it. How or why I still have the box I can't explain :-)

Wow - all great stuff. Just in case you can't tell . . . I'm a bit of a TA nut. I just really like the brand, and think their parts and accessories are great. Also, (and I know this is kinda silly) my wife's name is Tanya, and we went by "TnA" in college. Anyway, always looking for TA bits and bobs to add to the collection.
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Originally Posted by rootboy View Post
Thought this thread might bring out pics of Alex's super cool stuff. That last cage is a particular beauty.
Here's some more "super cool stuff," Scott.

TA hip flasks - 300ml and 150ml versions:


TA bottle, 70s vintage I believe, but maybe 80s? Nice subject matter because it goes with lotsa bikes.


Another cage/alloy bottle combo - check out those great springs (no rattles!) Seller thinks these are 40s vintage, and French (purchased via eBay, from France.) There is a makers name stamped on the cage, but I can't decipher it. About 8 letters, but I can't make out any of them to be certain. Would love more info:

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I don't actually drink out of this. I'm pretty sure it's not BPA free!
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I think you might be safe. That bottle is probably pre-PBA. Of course, who knows what they made them out of in the 70's. I remember they didn't smell all that great.
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Originally Posted by gomango View Post
Campy Aero bottles on my former 1991 Merckx TSX Century.

Team Kelme.

Hot damn! That's a looker.
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Holy Sh*t Batman! Where did I put that red Coca-Cola water bottle that came with a turquoise Cannondale R500 and a Blackburn Trackstand, all for about $160?
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I think you might be safe. That bottle is probably pre-PBA. Of course, who knows what they made them out of in the 70's. I remember they didn't smell all that great.
Trust me on this: the smell has not improved with age!
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Well, here's my small stash of C&V waterbottles that go with my bikes:

The Peugot bottle is for my 84 PSV, the Vitus bottle is for my 85 Vitus Carbone 7, The Wolber bottle is for any bike I have using my Wolber Profil 20 aero wheelset.
I also found this cool looking Look team bottle that is not so old and could be actually a modern item, but looks nice on any of my bikes and could really pass for a C&V bottle, plus all my bikes, except for the oldest one has Look pedals on them:

I'm now watching out for a bottle for my newly done Alan Carbonio. Not sure if I can ever find an actual Alan logoed bottle, but then I also never expected to find that Vitus bottle a couple of years ago in the bottom of a bin at my LBS......
BTW, I don't actually use these C&V bottles when I ride as they are getting very hard to find and afford these days. I usually take my modern Specialized wide mouthed bottle on any of my rides.

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