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Old 02-19-11, 08:00 AM
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transparent water bottles?

this may sound weird.

have you ever come across a water bottle that was completely clear, like glass?

i have to throw out a bunch of old nasty event bottles, for new ones i'd like them to be transparent.
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Old 02-19-11, 08:26 AM
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Old 02-19-11, 08:26 AM
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try these - www.cleanbottle.com
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Old 02-19-11, 08:44 AM
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Like this, minus the rapha logo
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Old 02-19-11, 08:45 AM
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Trek bottles aren't completely clear, but probably the most transparent I've seen.
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Old 02-19-11, 08:59 AM
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Like this, minus the rapha logo
Ok, that's clearer than Trek bottles.
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Old 02-19-11, 09:03 AM
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Can't say I've ever had a problem with funky water bottles. I imagine that if you soak & wash them after every use, you won't either.
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Old 02-19-11, 09:09 AM
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Can't say I've ever had a problem with funky water bottles. I imagine that if you soak & wash them after every use, you won't either.
Lots of wash cycles, scratches, discoloration...for $8 I'll consider these a 1-year disposable item
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Old 02-19-11, 09:41 AM
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Embrace the funk
It has protein.
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Nuun bottles
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Clear is best, with a typical 1 year use then just replace. I moved to those insulated white bottles a while back, will get back to clear again. Performance, Nashbar also carry inexpensive clear bottles that you can throw way after some use.
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Nuun bottles
Nuun makes bottles? Oh hell. If this gets out I'm going to have to buy some for the Nuun freaks around here.
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Oh and here's something on the Ebay:
https://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...558#vi-content

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Old 02-19-11, 10:58 AM
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I've had terrific luck with these (clicky). Dirt-cheap and I like them better than the modern bigmouth lids, because my knees don't bump the bottle on my seattube:

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Old 02-19-11, 11:01 AM
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what's good about clear? it seems like your drink would warm up faster. i prefer white bottles for that reason.
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Old 02-19-11, 11:39 AM
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I have two transparent bottles but I can't find them.

Actually I use the Camelbak Podiums. Keeps the water cool just a few minutes longer. Here in SoCal the sun gets regular bottles warm fast. We have 8 of them and as long as you keep them clean there's no problems.




This will hold about 6 bottles and caps.

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Please use BPA free bottles.
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Or keep it cool
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Soma water bottles are completely clear:

https://store.somafab.com/crppwabo.html
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Translucent (not crystal clear) Specialized Big Mouth have always been a best bang for the buck to me. Going back to when they first came out many years ago. Branded or not (Performance Bike, etc) I always end up going back to them after trying others. I wish they came in 32oz size.
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Old 02-19-11, 01:39 PM
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+1 on th podium bottles. They are BPA free and are the only bottles I have used that leave your water tasting like water and not plastic.
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Old 02-19-11, 01:47 PM
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Originally Posted by fordmanvt View Post
Please use BPA free bottles.
The fact is that any plastic bottle or container is not good. BPA is not the only thing to worry about. Pretty much all plastics contain one or another form of phthalates, like DEHP. In fact, the clearer the plastic, the more likely that it contains the chemicals. The only plastic bottles I have seen to be advertised as BPA and phthalate/PVC free are baby bottles, but they can easily crack if they fall and are pretty brittle. Plus it is unclear what other ingredients might be present. This is why the best solution is to carry only stainless steel bottles and use a water filter at home. I'm considering taping bar tape onto my stainless steel bottle to provide both insulation and prevent damage when it falls. It will also stop rattling in the cage while riding.
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