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Steel is real

Old 05-21-19, 11:21 PM
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Steel is real

I just brought my water bottles in, they've been in the car since Sunday morning when I drove to a ride. They still have ice in them.

Not the bike bottles, those are empty before the ride is over. The vacuum insulated stainless steel ones for the drive home.
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I've found that most Contigo stainless bottles will fit in the cages. A little tight, sometimes rattles. But, generally a good fit.

They seal well, and are easy to use. And, keep the hot stuff hot and the cold stuff cold much better than those plastic insulated water bottles.
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I have a Walmart-Yeti knockoff travel mug that keeps my iced coffee really cold for the post ride drive home. Quite an improvement over what was available a few years ago.
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
I have a Walmart-Yeti knockoff travel mug that keeps my iced coffee really cold for the post ride drive home. Quite an improvement over what was available a few years ago.
I have a 20z Yeti and a Sams Club Members Mark brand and they both do a great job....no real difference I can tell between the 2
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Yeti is the Rapha of bottles.

Mine is blue.


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Any vacuum bottle will do. If you have money burning a hole, buy Yeti.
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I bought cheap Amazon ones. A magnet reveals they aren't really culinary grade stainless, that seems to be what you pay for when you pay $1 power oz capacity.
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Originally Posted by dmanthree View Post
Any vacuum bottle will do. If you have money burning a hole, buy Yeti.
They aren't all created equal.
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
Yeti is the Rapha of bottles.

Mine is blue.


-Tim-
It took 3.5 years, but you said something I agree with.

And just to add some snide- I am surprised yours isnt a hi-viz cammo color.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
They aren't all created equal.
I've never had a bad one. Best one was the old Aladin thermos I used while working construction. Hot or cold, it was excellent. But way to big and heavy for cycling.

Just avoid the old glass bottle thermoses. One drop and they're gone.
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hydro flask is way to go when commuting with home brewed coffee. Added bit of electrical tape to stop the rattle but works. Standard water bottle in the down tube, coffee in the seat tube.
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Along with yeti and hydroflask, i can recommend klean canteen. The threads on mine are even the same as hydro flask 👍
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
Yeti is the Rapha of bottles.

Mine is blue.


-Tim-

Mine is Maroon.
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Mine is Maroon.
Mine is scratched & dented Upon reflection the Yeti does a little bit better job than the Sam's Club blue one but just slightly - they both keep beverages hot or cold an amazingly long time.
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Originally Posted by dmanthree View Post
I've never had a bad one. Best one was the old Aladin thermos I used while working construction. Hot or cold, it was excellent. But way to big and heavy for cycling.

Just avoid the old glass bottle thermoses. One drop and they're gone.
Agreed- there is no chance this would fit in a cage for cycling.

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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
It took 3.5 years, but you said something I agree with.

And just to add some snide- I am surprised yours isnt a hi-viz cammo color.
I'm taking you off my ignore list for this.


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I did a test - put boiling water in several different containers and put it outside in the dead of winter (such as it is in Georgia).

A meat thermometer was used the next morning. The Yeti Rambler with plastic screw on lid did well but a classic bullet shaped Thermos blew them all away. I can't remember the exact number but I do recall that he difference was impressive.

My understanding is that these containers work better preventing hot drinks from cooling as opposed to keeping cold drinks from heating, but there you go FWIW YMMV.

Does anyone know how a Yeti Rambler compares to a Yeti Tumbler?


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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
I did a test - put boiling water in several different containers and put it outside in the dead of winter (such as it is in Georgia).

A meat thermometer was used the next morning. The Yeti Rambler with plastic screw on lid did well but a classic bullet shaped Thermos blew them all away. I can't remember the exact number but I do recall that he difference was impressive.

My understanding is that these containers work better preventing hot drinks from cooling as opposed to keeping cold drinks from heating, but there you go FWIW YMMV.

Does anyone know how a Yeti Rambler compares to a Yeti Tumbler?


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Hrmm. I'm not surprised by the outcome.

But....my basic underrstanding of physics leads me to believe that any insulating properties should apply equally to cold and heat...I don't think it's something you can really customize. I imagine what really is in play is that a 30F drink is only 40 degreees away from 70F room temperature, while boiling water starts out at 212F, or 142F away from room temperature 70F, so you've got a lot more distance to travel before you get to 'not hot.'
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I also feel that steel is real. possibly the very realest. talking frames though!!
i have a colnago master and a chromag sakura in steel, and now very very recently, yesterday actually, i kinda bought a new de rosa nuovo classico frame. well well well what can you do? i dont know. enjoy steel is my recommendation.

I also have 2 Ti frames. lynskeys. and they are nice too. I guess they are actually technically better than the steel ones (not the chromag though), but even though i like Ti very much and to be honest its a very wonderful and durable material. i still like my steel frames better. they just feel like a better compromise.

they are probably slower. but who really cares. they feel nicer and look sexier. thin like polish speed-hoes. yet strong and comfy somehow.
Whats not to like?

I know this was about Bottles in SS. i just wanted to say my say on frames in Ti/Fe after like 50000 km or so on both materials.
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
I just brought my water bottles in, they've been in the car since Sunday morning when I drove to a ride. They still have ice in them.

Not the bike bottles, those are empty before the ride is over. The vacuum insulated stainless steel ones for the drive home.
I can't stand tasting plastic (which became worse the more I cleaned the bottles with a bottle brush), so now just bike with Hydroflasks and their sport tops, held quite firmly without rattle by the King Cage Iris. I can't squeeze the bottles, but that is good for me --- no more mishaps with supersonic streams of water.
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