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Old 12-02-12, 03:23 PM
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Water Bottle Madness On My Basso?

I was shopping around on e-bay for a couple of water bottles for my Basso. I really wasn't looking for anything special, but then this green aluminum bottle caught my eye because it matched the green paint on the frame. So I was about to buy two of them when a purple one caught my eye, because it also matches the other half of the Basso's two-tone paint scheme pretty well. Then with my creative juices flowing, I had two extra Basso decals that were meant for the chainstay, but I put them on the bottles. I thought to myself, this is going to look so cool!

So, I ask this question with a little apprehension, does it look cool, or have I gone over the top here?



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Looks cool to me, even thought the purple isn't a very close match.
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Practicality .. you have to stop, unscrew the cap, drink,
screw the cap back in, then begin riding again ,

each time : But maybe this just hangs on the wall and never gets ridden ,
then what it looks like may come out a criteria..

You need Sigg Bottle cages to make those Bottles fit properly .. probably 1L size ..
nylon [sub, for metal cages] .. won't scratch up that bling.

metal cages , plastic bottles, is the other combination..

BTW, here is an Alu bottle you can have repainted on the outside to match,
the flow valve lets the air in, so the water comes out ..
https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/zefal-zef...-ml-prod20575/

I have some so I can vouch for the function.

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Looks cool to me, even thought the purple isn't a very close match.
The purple is alittle off, although for whatever reason, it seems less so in real life instead of pics.

Glad the first vote was positive anyway!
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Looks good to me, cool that you found both colors. I did the same thing with a Schwinn decal I had.
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How could anything possibly be considered "over the top" on an Italian racing bike?



I love it - perfectly caps off the Basso. Bravo!

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Originally Posted by fietsbob
Practicality .. you have to stop, unscrew the cap, drink,
screw the cap back in, then begin riding again ,

each time : But maybe this just hangs on the wall and never gets ridden ,
then what it looks like may come out a criteria..

You need Sigg Bottle cages to make those Bottles fit properly .. probably 1L size ..
nylon [sub, for metal cages] .. won't scratch up that bling.

metal cages , plastic bottles, is the other combination..
I have to agree with this. Aesthetically I have no problem with it, but this looks like a bike to be ridden fast. I wouldn't want to have to unscrew a lid to take a drink while hammering, nor do I like to wait until later to drink if I want water. But it's not my bike and if you have no such issues it's all good.
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i'm diggin it - water bottle selection is very important to me - glad to see i'm not the only one giving it thought
only thought i had though is that it might look better sans decals - just a thought
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Thanks for the responses guys.

So astheticely, everyone is pretty cool with it (especially DD, bravo!). I'm glad, I like to have fun with this bike because of the two-tone paint scheme and it's a rider, not an original or particularly valuable collectible.

No doubt there is a practicality question using these. I'm not a voracious water drinker when I ride, and even with sport bottles, I usually wait till I pull over. Most of my riding is pretty urban, so drinking while hammering could be an unhealthy thing to do! I will say, the liquids stay pretty cold for a long time in these...
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The color is fine, but the bottles are too large. White plastic bottles ftw.
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Honestly - I don't personally care for this; they look bulbous to me, the purple does clash and they don't look like they fit the cages. Generally i don't like non-matching bottles. I'm not a fan, but it's really your opinion that counts.

On the plus side, I love the white saddle and tape and how it matches the paneling.

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I tried to find these aluminum bottles in a smaller size, but they don't seem to come any smaller than these. They are alittle big.

Drink sizes in general have been getting bigger and bigger over the years, so it's no surprise that water bottles have to. Some are enormous. My wonderful nanny-state mayor, Mayor Bloomberg, would not approve of these oversized bottles! I hope he doesn't catch me with them...
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It's child sized!



Meaning that a small child can fit in one!
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I love it.
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Originally Posted by KvltBryce
I love it.
Pretty bicycle.

Water bottles are ok to have fun with I think.

I would prefer something a little more boring, but that's just me.

Sent you a quick pm with a solution.
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Originally Posted by gomango
Pretty bicycle.

Water bottles are ok to have fun with I think.

I would prefer something a little more boring, but that's just me.

Sent you a quick pm with a solution.
There will be pics regarding this solution when they arrive...
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Though I mean no offense, the bikes looks more like it belongs in a magazine than on the road, and there is no problem with that. I found, several years ago, that all the bling, often times detracts, rather than adds to the aesthetics of the machine. And those bottles are, indeed, a distraction for me.

I do like the Basso, though.
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Looks good, drinking from them while riding may be a bit much.
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Beautiful Basso. I like the bottles but do you really use them when riding?
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Randyjawa - no offence taken. She definitely a rider, not a magazine model. Agreed, bling can become a distraction.

Bianchigirl/Michael Angelo - only used them once, and I think if I was on a serious ride, I would opt for more conventional bottles.
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Not a fan of that style bottle myself (I like to be able to drink without stopping,) but love the paint scheme on the bike! I wonder if the purple would look less mismatched if you swapped the location of the bottles?
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One thing's for sure: that bar/stem combo looks really fantastic

Good talking to you today, Jim; besides the fact that today was the first time I've ever talked to four different C&Vers in the same day, two of them were for the first time!

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That's the thing, Sigg bottles were made for stove fuel and they are not big because of "Big Gulp" but because they are for fuel.

Originally Posted by Giacomo 1
I tried to find these aluminum bottles in a smaller size, but they don't seem to come any smaller than these. They are alittle big.

Drink sizes in general have been getting bigger and bigger over the years, so it's no surprise that water bottles have to. Some are enormous. My wonderful nanny-state mayor, Mayor Bloomberg, would not approve of these oversized bottles! I hope he doesn't catch me with them...
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude
One thing's for sure: that bar/stem combo looks really fantastic

Good talking to you today, Jim; besides the fact that today was the first time I've ever talked to four different C&Vers in the same day, two of them were for the first time!

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Woh, 4 in one day! I havn't talked to 4 in my whole time here...(but I'm workin on it!)

No doubt, the bar/stem combination really makes the bike a standout! The guy that came up with that combo really has fine taste.
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Originally Posted by Chris_in_Miami
Not a fan of that style bottle myself (I like to be able to drink without stopping,) but love the paint scheme on the bike! I wonder if the purple would look less mismatched if you swapped the location of the bottles?
Yeah, I could probably try that. I don't think it will take much effort either...

And thanks to everyone for the compliments on my Basso. It gets a fair amount of approval wherever I go and it is indeed a fast and nimble rider...
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