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Largest capacity water bottle?

Old 08-30-05, 09:41 PM
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Largest capacity water bottle?

On my longer rides, I'll usually go through 5-6 large bottles and I'd like to not have to stop so often to refill the two bottles on my bike. I'm seriously considering getting some clamp-on cage-mounts and putting a bottle under the down-tube and one on top and bottom of the top-tube. Even toyed with the idea of putting bladders in my frame-tubing to carry more water...

What's the largest bottle that will fit in a normal cage?
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Old 08-30-05, 09:44 PM
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Old 08-30-05, 09:45 PM
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I use two 830ml bottles - they're pretty long...

the downtube mount on my frame would probably take a bottle of the same diameter with a 1 litre capacity - it would be a rather long bottle, though. the 830 just fits on the seat tube bottle cage (58cm seat tube bike). smaller frames can probably hold one 830 and one 600ml.
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Old 08-30-05, 09:46 PM
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Zefal Magnum - 34 oz.
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Bottles, the magnum.
Otherwise, get a camel bak.
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Old 08-30-05, 09:58 PM
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That's a big bottle...

Speaking of camelbaks, I was cleaning my 2L with the zipper top today. To prepare for a (Hopefully sunny!) weekend ride, I was able to fit two full trays of ice cubes into it, and then put it back in the freezer. I'll top it up with water and go, when I want it... this should avoid the frozen hose problem.

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I use the magnums. Only complaints are that the plastic is kinda soft, and thus mildews easily, and also the cap gets siezed on fairly tightly. Jessica is always asking me to unscrew hers.
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Old 08-31-05, 07:16 AM
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Originally Posted by thewalrus
That's a big bottle...

Speaking of camelbaks, I was cleaning my 2L with the zipper top today. To prepare for a (Hopefully sunny!) weekend ride, I was able to fit two full trays of ice cubes into it, and then put it back in the freezer. I'll top it up with water and go, when I want it... this should avoid the frozen hose problem.

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Here is a trick for CB', Walrus.

Fill the bladder about half full, then blow the bladder up until firm. The hose is now empty, so freeze the bladder flat, hose and fill hole up. When frozen solid, drop the bladder, flat, onto a hard floor (tile, concrete) to break the ice. Don't hit the bladder against anything except a flat floor!! The bladder will cut very easily.

Now that the bladder is half full of broken ice, open the fill and top of with whatever you drink. NOW, TURN THE BLADDER UPSIDE DOWN, and suck all the air out! You will have a quiet, most compact bladder you can possibly get.

Maybe I'll start a thread for this....seems quite a few people could use the tips.
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Oh dear, I can see the posts now:

"I was sucking on my bladder when it burst, now there's liquid all over the floor...HELP!"
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Originally Posted by catatonic
Oh dear, I can see the posts now:

"I was sucking on my bladder when it burst, now there's liquid all over the floor...HELP!"
LOL!
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Or you could just put ice cubes in and not risk cutting your bladder.
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I use a 1 liter sigg bottle. But I have a specific bottle cage for it.
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Originally Posted by Avalanche325
Or you could just put ice cubes in and not risk cutting your bladder.
*smacks head* Now why didn't I think of that?

Heck you could make Gatoradecubes or Acceleradecubes (whatever) if you were worried about diluting your sports drink.
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If I need more liquids than 2 bottles can provide, I ride through a park and fill up at a water fountain. Through experience, I've figured out where all the water fountains in my area are. Most all of the larger parks have them if you know where to look. They are usually found near the little kiddies play grounds.

For me, it's just a lot better solution than trying to carry a gallon of water.
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Old 08-31-05, 10:39 AM
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you can also get something like this



http://www.minoura.jp/acc-e.html this is a site that has several options

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