Thermos Flask

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Tim Cox
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Postby Tim Cox » 15 Dec 2008, 12:20pm

Like a previous contributor I put a small thermos in the bottom part of an old drinking bottle. One can get a suitable thermos at Millets. I pad it out with the leg part of an old sock which prevents the thermos rattling against the bottle cage and helps to keep the contents warmer on a very cold day. I did get an insulated bottle from Lidl's for about £3.00 but it is better for keeping drinks cool on a hot day rather than the other way round.

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Postby bikepacker » 15 Dec 2008, 3:57pm

I have just purchased a Thermos stainless flask for £4.89 and later will sort out a drinks bottle to cut down.

Thanks everyone.
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anniesboy
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Postby anniesboy » 16 Dec 2008, 4:34pm

Ive just bought a 500ml Thermos in Waitrose £5.60.

mountainman531
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Flasks

Postby mountainman531 » 17 Dec 2008, 11:08pm

I bought two 0.5L ribbed flasks from Wilkinson's about 3 years ago and I've just discovered that they fitvery snugly in a standard bottle cage.

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Postby mountainman531 » 17 Dec 2008, 11:15pm

and they were £4 for the pair

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Postby willem jongman » 1 Jan 2009, 8:36pm

I am interested in the Bikebuddy cage, primarily to fit a large 1 litre fuel bottle under the downtube. I have two questions. The first is if the thing rattles if you don't have a bottle in it. The second question is if anyone has experience with the quick release version. Would it be sturdy enough to be fitted upside down underneath the downtube?
Thanks very much, and happy new year,
Willem