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water bottles that don't make their contents taste like poop?

Old 10-26-20, 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Brian44t View Post
Klean Kanteen - Awesome Stainless steel bottles.

https://www.kleankanteen.com/
Mrs. Altair uses one of these and has no complaints at all compared to her prior plastic bottle experience.
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Old 10-26-20, 09:13 AM
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I've found that steel containers work better than plastic, especially if I use isotonic with some taste. Plastic has tendency to absorb the taste and smell. phew
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Old 10-26-20, 09:27 AM
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Old 10-26-20, 11:41 AM
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Trying very hard not to draw parallels with the princess and the pea... Oops.

I've tasted warm water from cheap bottles that tasted a lot like plastic, but I've never compared it to poop.

Two suggestions. First, fill the bottles up with ice, then top it with water. Icing the water does two things; it reduces the diffusion of offensive chemicals out of the plastic and into the water, and her taste buds won't be as sensitive.

Second, try drink mixes. Powdered lemonade mix or "energy drink" powder will give her something else to focus on. Then you can worry about whether it's too cold, or the mix is too strong, or too weak. Also, some of the flavoring may stay in the bottle if it's not washed thoroughly for plain ice water on her next trip.

Oh, unless she likes the flavor of unadorned beets, skip the beet juice powder.
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Old 10-28-20, 01:32 PM
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My abiding memories of bike bottles (we had 'em over the handlebars in pairs) were magic. It's because everything had that taste I loved them. The frames were chrome plated like stuff was then, and they rusted.
Chrome stuff looked so good when it was new.
I never use water bottles now; my longest ride would only be an hour and a half.
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Old 10-28-20, 01:38 PM
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My gf has the same issue so we have just been bringing bottled water on our rides.
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Old 11-02-20, 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Rolla View Post
Notice how this water bottle is necked down so that a water bottle cage will hold it in. I am still looking for a stainless steel bottle that has the same shape. I bought one about 5 years ago, but cant find another one like it. Any one know where I can buy one?
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Old 11-02-20, 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
Notice how this water bottle is necked down so that a water bottle cage will hold it in. I am still looking for a stainless steel bottle that has the same shape. I bought one about 5 years ago, but cant find another one like it. Any one know where I can buy one?
Thermo:
https://www.elite-it.com/en/products...thermal/deboyo

Non-thermal:

https://www.elite-it.com/en/products...ifestyle/syssa

I have the Deboyo - I use it for coffee (so the screw-lid is used). I removed the lacquer and branding - mine had a lot more branding than the one in the link.

This is how it looks in a King cage:


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Old 11-02-20, 11:55 AM
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Sorry, I just realised that the non-thermo one (the Syssa) in the link above is actually aluminium, not stainless. The Deboyo is stainless, though.
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Old 11-03-20, 10:44 PM
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Stainless bottles and chilled distilled water. Always tastes great. bk
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Old 11-03-20, 10:53 PM
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Originally Posted by bkaapcke View Post
Stainless bottles and chilled distilled water. Always tastes great. bk
Distilled? Do you mean "filtered"?

Originally Posted by Wikipedia
Distilled water is water that has been boiled into vapor and condensed back into liquid in a separate container. Impurities in the original water that do not boil below or near the boiling point of water remain in the original container.
If you really do mean distilled, I tip my hat to you for the amount of effort you put into your water.
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Old 11-04-20, 08:27 AM
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I am not going to ask how she knows what poop tastes like.
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Old 11-05-20, 05:55 AM
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Water from Polar and Camelbak Podiums taste fine to me.
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Old 11-05-20, 12:20 PM
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I got a Klean Kanteen for my wife and I use one on commutes. I suggest a King Cage Iris which holds it well without rattling.
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Old 11-05-20, 05:19 PM
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Old 11-07-20, 05:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Carbonfiberboy View Post
Try using filtered water. I have a set of water bottles that have never seen anything except filtered water. They are ordinary bike shop bottles, no detectable flavor, but then the water is filtered. I can't drink most tap water because it tastes so awful. We have a ledge faucet connected to under-sink purification which takes out chlorine, fluoride, heavy metals, etc. I have a separate set for putting in additives. Those bottles always have a taste, even with filtered water.
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Old 11-20-20, 03:30 AM
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Originally Posted by reverborama View Post
While I don't have any direct experience knowing what poop tastes like I can say that my wife likes those little packets of drink mix like Gator-ade and Propel (and others) make. I think they are sized for 16-oz bottles -- I don't pay too much attention as I just take luke-warm tap water, much to her disbelief.
Probably not a good idea to drink any water coming through water heater, as most heaters have aluminum in their anode rods.
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Probably not a good idea to drink any water coming through water heater, as most heaters have aluminum in their anode rods.
And potential legionella.
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Old 11-20-20, 08:35 AM
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Originally Posted by bkaapcke View Post
Stainless bottles and chilled distilled water. Always tastes great. bk
Originally Posted by CargoDane View Post
Distilled? Do you mean "filtered"?



If you really do mean distilled, I tip my hat to you for the amount of effort you put into your water.
Yes, I've been buying and drinking steam distilled for probably 40+ years. Gallon jugs at room temperature. I just use bottled spring water on the bikes, as I don't venture that far from home anymore. Regular tap water suffices for coffee and cooking through a standard whole house filter which I trust filters out the larger chunks of poop.
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That is dedication. The water must be terrible around your parts for that to be worth it.
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Municipal water around here is notoriously hard, as in 200 to 350 milligrams per liter of dissolved calcium, magnesium and iron salts just due to the geology. Then add chlorine to that. Safe to drink according to the powers that be, just tastes awful, to me anyway.
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I'm super fussy about my water and my water containers. I taste every little thing. The only thing that consistently works for me is glass containers. They are heavy, and a pain if dropped...but they are the only thing I can work with.
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Old 11-20-20, 12:02 PM
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Municipal water around here is notoriously hard, as in 200 to 350 milligrams per liter of dissolved calcium, magnesium and iron salts just due to the geology. Then add chlorine to that. Safe to drink according to the powers that be, just tastes awful, to me anyway.
Luckily we don't have chlorine in our water here. I hate the taste of chlorine.
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Old 11-20-20, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by KarlieBoe View Post
I'm super fussy about my water and my water containers. I taste every little thing. The only thing that consistently works for me is glass containers. They are heavy, and a pain if dropped...but they are the only thing I can work with.
Titanium, stainless, or enamel. In that order. Or gold, if you're that kind of person, he, he!
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Old 11-24-20, 04:50 AM
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Or gold, if you're that kind of person, he, he!
Increase they urge to steal your bike or at least bottle, haha.
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