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Why does a simple water bottle cost over $10 now?

Old 01-14-23, 05:18 AM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Japan was pretty expensive pre-COVID, however. Pretty good chance the OP was in Germany which enjoyed a little double-digit inflation as of late, but seems to enjoy cheap water bottles still. But all-in-all your post probably belongs in P&R
Most of our bike stuff is cheaper than in the states
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Old 01-14-23, 06:45 AM
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Okay, I get the current trend here. $14,000 bikes are too expensive. $10 water bottles are too expensive.
If you can't afford cycling, quit, sell your bicycling stuff, and sit in a corner and twiddle your thumbs. It's cheap. And twiddling your thumbs just may prevent you from starting really stupid threads.

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Old 01-14-23, 07:15 AM
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For a simple water bottle, I use the 24 oz. Gatorade bottle (still have some of the older ones, new ones are thinner). But on a 90+ degree day with high humidity, I will shell out over $10 for a bottle that someone has actually engineered to stay cooler, longer. And if you spread the initial cost over several rides, it isn't that expensive. And having a nice, cool drink on an exhausting ride on a hot day is worth it to me.
BTW-unrelated, but denture tablets are a great way to clean the inside of your water bottle.
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Old 01-14-23, 07:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Trakhak
Sorry to continue the thread, but:

For the last 20 years or so I've bought 24-oz bottles of Gatorade to use on the bike. Clear, with a twist-open nozzle, fits snugly in a bottle cage. Cost is about $2.50, but you get free Gatorade, or a free bottle, depending on how you look at it.

Earlier versions used plastic that eventually became brittle and cracked, but the current bottles are far more durable. The ones I'm using now have already lasted a few years, with no sign that they'll deteriorate any time soon.

The only problem is that very few convenience stores carry the 24-oz sport bottles these days for some mysterious reason.
I have found the Gatorade sport bottles at several different Dollar Tree stores. Of course, they're $1.25 now.
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Old 01-14-23, 08:01 AM
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe
I could get bottles from Amazon for under $10 with next day free delivery. If that's not quick enough, I could walk into REI and buy a bottle for $7. The first LBS I checked also has them for $7, and the second has them for $8. With another 15-20 LBS within a 15 mile radius, there are likely several others that sell bottles for under $10.
Yep. Every REI seems to have a bin full of water bottles for $7 or $8 each. Ditto some bike shops.

Like I said in post #2: this thread is pointless.
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Old 01-14-23, 10:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Koyote

Like I said in post #2: this thread is pointless.
Says the guy who wrote the 81st post.
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Old 01-14-23, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by terrymorse
200 Big Mouth 21 oz bottles for $600, including custom logo printing.

$3 a piece. Who wants to go in on a purchase?
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Old 01-14-23, 12:57 PM
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There is always the ChiCom Outlet...



But I get it... When I returned from SETAF in the 70's I was expecting things to be cheaper then over seas. The exchange rate was terrible in those days. Often we were only getting .25 Marks to the dollar. Of course now they are using Euros. Ta give ya an idea, a German beer could cost you 5 (1970s) USD and then the next day 2 USD. Lets not even talk about Italian Lira. It was a trip. Who knows where we are going now. Each day our money is worth less. But it simply means that we need to increase productivity... And that's another rant...
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Old 01-14-23, 07:49 PM
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just came back from REI an hour ago,, basic small bottle no logo, etc is $15,99....each....lol.. an inner derailler cable is $17,99....
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Old 01-14-23, 08:40 PM
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Originally Posted by alfaspider
just came back from REI an hour ago,, basic small bottle no logo, etc is $15,99....each....lol.. an inner derailler cable is $17,99....
If they don't have the cheap bottles at the store, you can usually order online and then pick them up at the store without any shipping fees.
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Old 01-14-23, 09:10 PM
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Originally Posted by alfaspider
just came back from REI an hour ago,, basic small bottle no logo, etc is $15,99....each....lol.. an inner derailler cable is $17,99....
Originally Posted by tomato coupe
If they don't have the cheap bottles at the store, you can usually order online and then pick them up at the store without any shipping fees.
$6.93:

https://www.rei.com/product/172493/c...ottle-22-fl-oz
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Old 01-15-23, 07:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Polaris OBark
Excellent point.

But last time I checked, birds and many reptiles and amphibians are made from eggs. Water bottles, like airplanes, may look like they hatch from eggs, but they are not in fact live vertebrate animals, despite superficial similarities.
I once saw a door that was ajar. That's nearly the same as a water bottle, without being a water bottle.
I also saw 2 apples. But they werent a pear. And nothing to do with water bottles, nor reptiles.
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Old 01-15-23, 08:02 AM
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Originally Posted by alfaspider
i just got back to the states form many depoyments in the USArmy...and to my shock a simple water bottle has gone up 100% from when i last bought one here.. in europe, they cost about $5/6 american
Does the bottle have "Campagnolo" printed on it?
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Old 01-15-23, 08:05 AM
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How can a $14,000 water bottle be worth the money?
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Old 01-15-23, 09:31 AM
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Go buy a 500ml bottle of water at the local mini-mart and it fits right into your bottle cage and you can re-use it forever. I have one in my road-bike I used last season and will use it again this year too. Initial investment is usually about $1.


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Old 01-15-23, 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by beng1
Go buy a 500ml bottle of water at the local mini-mart and it fits right into your bottle cage and you can re-use it forever. I have one in my road-bike I used last season and will use it again this year too. Initial investment is usually about $1.


I thought you left?
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Old 01-15-23, 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted by smd4
I thought you left?
Everyone loves talking about me so much they continuously hijack threads with off-topic comments to do it. I think you and your pals on this and other forums should petition the forum to start a new section just for you and your pals where you all discuss me instead of bicycles. Or even better get to work on a completely different website and forum just about me where you can quench your undying thirst to discuss me. Please notify me of any progress on this as I will only charge you a small fee to make personal appearances.
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beng1 You did start a whole thread on dumpster vodka, you are the creator.
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Originally Posted by beng1
Everyone loves talking about me so much they continuously hijack threads with off-topic comments to do it. I think you and your pals on this and other forums should petition the forum to start a new section just for you and your pals where you all discuss me instead of bicycles. Or even better get to work on a completely different website and forum just about me where you can quench your undying thirst to discuss me. Please notify me of any progress on this as I will only charge you a small fee to make personal appearances.
Sheesh. It was a simple question. Honestly I donít think about you unless Iím drinking dumpster vodka. Which basically means never.
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Originally Posted by smd4
Sheesh. It was a simple question. Honestly I donít think about you unless Iím drinking dumpster vodka. Which basically means never.
Don't know what you're missing....
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Originally Posted by Trakhak
Sorry to continue the thread, but:

For the last 20 years or so I've bought 24-oz bottles of Gatorade to use on the bike. Clear, with a twist-open nozzle, fits snugly in a bottle cage. Cost is about $2.50, but you get free Gatorade, or a free bottle, depending on how you look at it.

Earlier versions used plastic that eventually became brittle and cracked, but the current bottles are far more durable. The ones I'm using now have already lasted a few years, with no sign that they'll deteriorate any time soon.

The only problem is that very few convenience stores carry the 24-oz sport bottles these days for some mysterious reason.
Originally Posted by wolfchild
I use stainless steel bottles with screw on lids they cost me $ 20 - $ 30 .
Although I've done the same from time to time, Gatorade, water and pop bottle, and metal, I find it difficult to use a capped bottle while riding. It's a two handed operation and/or risk of dropping the cap out of my mouth. There's a reason bike water bottles are like they are. That said, I can't remember paying $10 for one, because most I have are very old and/or free promotional items.

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Old 01-16-23, 12:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Chuck Naill

Originally Posted by terrymorse
Take note of the zero setback seatpost, and the saddle slammed as far forward as it can go.

Not sure what's going on there.
He's trying to cram as much stuff behind the saddle as possible.
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Old 01-16-23, 01:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Camilo
Although I've done the same from time to time, Gatorade, water and pop bottle, and metal, I find it difficult to use a capped bottle while riding. It's a two handed operation and/or risk of dropping the cap out of my mouth. There's a reason bike water bottles are like they are. That said, I can't remember paying $10 for one, because most I have are very old and/or free promotional items.
Not a capped bottle. The 24-oz. Gatorade bottle comes with what's variously referred to as a sport top, twist top, etc. You can leave the twist top on the bottle open while riding.

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Old 01-18-23, 08:43 AM
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A simple water bottle costs over $10 because the OP is looking in the wrong places.

So many water bottles on Amazon under $10...

This is a silly post by the OP.
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Old 01-19-23, 12:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Koyote
The OP has no question, since a ďsimple water bottleĒ does only cost as much as s/he thinks it should cost. Whatís to discuss?
But he did indeed ask a question. Why is it that everyone that posts a thread, have to pass your approval.
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