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Old 05-25-21, 07:51 PM
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Is not Nalgene Polycarbonate (PC)?

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Old 05-25-21, 09:16 PM
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Originally Posted by 70sSanO
...Polar bottles and they donít seem difficult to squeeze or drink from.
I like their non-insulated water bottles - 24 oz. Made in the U.S.A. I keep that nipple out all the time.

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Old 05-26-21, 08:20 AM
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Originally Posted by PeteHski
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I find this a very useful feature on long rides. I use these Elite bidons for racing as they are transparent and incredibly light.



I also have a couple of Camelbak Podiums, which are heavier duty and have a more fancy valve - although I'm not really sure what it adds to the party!



But if you want something that looks nice, then there's this from Elite:-



Or this if you want a fast flowing nozzle:-

How do you like the Podium, and which ones do you have? I see there's regular, insulated & dirt model--with lid--that seems like it'd be ok.
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Old 05-26-21, 09:08 AM
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There certainly are some slick looking water bottles. But I'm with the guy who finds it hard to squeeze the steel versions. A do have a Klean Kanteen backup bottle but not while pedaling.
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Old 05-26-21, 09:17 AM
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I have a few Podium bottles in the regular version as pictured. It's my favorite bottle I own.
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Old 05-26-21, 02:03 PM
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One of these would look pretty natural if your appts are with hot dog cart vendors. I like the Purist watergate caps, so I'd prefer one of those bottle over the Podiums. IMO, ymmv

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In our house for plastics we have the Podium Chill, (i think that's the Polar insulated one) a couple of the Specialized Purist type, both of which I like using. We also have some steel double-wall ones like ThermoFlask & HydroFlask - again, both quality, but I'd never use them on the bike cause you drop 'em and- they dent. Doesn't seem to bother my kids though.

I was also given one by the bigfoot-Sasquatch type creature brand (why are we being coy with the brand name in question, BTW? No idea!)... Anyway, it is also really nice to use- I can attest to their build quality, esp. the magnetic closure top, but it's not what I'm looking for on a ride.
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Old 05-26-21, 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by 70sSanO
I realize some people like stainless bottles, but Iíve found stainless bottles really difficult to squeeze.
Originally Posted by kahn
But I'm with the guy who finds it hard to squeeze the steel versions.
You guys are weaklings.

'Course, after I give 'em a good squeeze, they're all dented and ruined, so this is getting expensive.
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Old 05-26-21, 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by alpharalpha
How do you like the Podium, and which ones do you have? I see there's regular, insulated & dirt model--with lid--that seems like it'd be ok.
I have a couple of the regular 710 ml ones in black. Quality is high, the anti-leak valves work well and are very secure when closed. Water doesn't taste of plastic either like some cheap bottles do. I think they have some kind of anti-bac coating which actually works. Only downside I can think of is that the tops are a bit tricky to clean as you can't remove the valve seal. But they are still going strong after 18 months of daily use and not been sick yet! The version with the lid is a good idea if you ride in bad weather or off-road. These are my go-to bottles unless I need a larger size for very long rides.
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Old 05-26-21, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr
Ah, its back to being OK. They just can't do it in a reckless manner, or something arbitrary like that.
Anytime a European throws anything, it's reckless. (Unless they use two hands, over their heads.)
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Old 05-26-21, 05:57 PM
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If you carry a bag with you, you could carry a nice bike-unfriendly bottle and simply pour the water from your bike-bottle in it, then put the bike bottle in the bag.

Or you could get some sort of soft bottle "jacket". I've seen some that come with clips. They're made for clipping a water bottle to your belt or back pack when hiking or walking.

Google "water bottle covers".
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Originally Posted by BobbyG
If you carry a bag with you, you could carry a nice bike-unfriendly bottle and simply pour the water from your bike-bottle in it, then put the bike bottle in the bag.

Or you could get some sort of soft bottle "jacket". I've seen some that come with clips. They're made for clipping a water bottle to your belt or back pack when hiking or walking.

Google "water bottle covers".
^^^ THIS ^^^. You should be able to find something on line, even if it only covered a 28oz bottle up to the narrow section. Also try a 'Beer Cozy' style can cover that you could slip a water bottle into; maybe they make them for taller water bottles? .
Bigger Q: Why would you need to take a water bottle into a customer's/client's place at all?
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Old 05-26-21, 07:08 PM
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Old 05-27-21, 08:53 AM
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Originally Posted by BobbyG
If you carry a bag with you, you could carry a nice bike-unfriendly bottle and simply pour the water from your bike-bottle in it, then put the bike bottle in the bag.

Or you could get some sort of soft bottle "jacket". I've seen some that come with clips. They're made for clipping a water bottle to your belt or back pack when hiking or walking.

Google "water bottle covers".
You know, I was kinda thinking in this direction earlier while looking at Camelbak Mag Chute bottles for my child, but was still hung up on something to go in cage. I have panniers, could just put one in there. I do like the regular Podium in smoke/gray would go well with my bike--see pic, panniers off at the moment--

the dirt model with lid doesn't come in that color, but they sell a lid for them.
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Old 05-27-21, 09:06 AM
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I got one of these at an event. Many years later I now I have more than 150.

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Old 05-27-21, 09:41 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
I got one of these at an event. Many years later I now I have more than 150.

Right? I remember the first time I actually had to buy a water bottle, local shops used to give them free.
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Old 05-27-21, 04:47 PM
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Originally Posted by kahn
How do you know that rather than steal your bottle, they did not lick it or drink from it? .
Yep. When you eat at a fancy restaurant, do you think those guys in the back making less than minimum wage don't occasionally hawk a ****er in the soup? Not my genius insight, think I saw it on SNL.
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Old 05-28-21, 07:48 AM
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Originally Posted by alpharalpha
Right? I remember the first time I actually had to buy a water bottle, local shops used to give them free.
I think you missed the joke.
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Old 05-28-21, 08:43 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
I got one of these at an event. Many years later I now I have more than 150.

What was the name of said event? Judging by the logo it was a catchy name!
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Old 05-28-21, 09:49 AM
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Originally Posted by 70sSanO
I realize some people like stainless bottles, but Iíve found stainless bottles really difficult to squeeze.

FWIW, I use Polar bottles and they donít seem difficult to squeeze or drink from.

John
I never owned any squeezable bottles...If I need to take a drink, I stop ,unscrew a lid , take a drink, screw a lid back on, and continue riding.
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Old 05-28-21, 10:07 AM
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Originally Posted by wolfchild
I never owned any squeezable bottles...If I need to take a drink, I stop ,unscrew a lid , take a drink, screw a lid back on, and continue riding.
Nothing wrong with stopping to take a drink. If I’m at a long light it works. But if I’m riding without stopping points, I just drink while I’m riding.

On trails there are no lights. I probably should use a Camelbak, but I still use a bottle while riding unless a need a drink and I don’t feel confident on the terrain, then I stop.

I do like having the option.

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Originally Posted by seypat
What was the name of said event? Judging by the logo it was a catchy name!
Cannot for the life of me remember. It was in a goody bag, I think. The rabbits had nothing to do with the event itself. Possibly an MS 150 fundraiser. I did the second largest one in the country for 23 consecutive years before retiring from the event.
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Old 05-28-21, 01:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Koyote
I think you missed the joke.
Yep, didn't look at the logo
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Originally Posted by wolfchild
I never owned any squeezable bottles...If I need to take a drink, I stop ,unscrew a lid , take a drink, screw a lid back on, and continue riding.
I used to ride with a fellow who just could not drink and ride at the same time! He'd been riding for years, was not impaired or a squirrel. We didn't make a big deal of it but his hydration naturally suffered when the weather warmed up.
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