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Re: Stainless Steel water bottles

Postby Sweep » 23 Jun 2017, 5:16am

To clarify del, is it the 800 ml one you bought?

And does the nose offending sports cap fit in that?
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Re: Stainless Steel water bottles

Postby deliquium » 23 Jun 2017, 8:31am

Sweep wrote:To clarify del, is it the 800 ml one you bought?

And does the nose offending sports cap fit in that?


Bought the 532ml*. As I understand it, the various caps/tops fit across the size range - the 'sports cap' is available separately and only in one size.

The nose offending cap is easily(?) overcome by turning the bottle so the jutty out angled hooky bit is to the left or right. And maybe I just need to apply some operator learning experience and 'the problem' will cease to exist after a few more rides?

The good thing is the efficacy of the spout (and its separate air valve) so that a sueezy bottle isn't necessary :)

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Re: Stainless Steel water bottles

Postby Sweep » 23 Jun 2017, 10:01am

Thanks for the reply dell. They do look nice. It would be the 800ml for me,and poss the near 2 litre one for the expedition tourer.
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Re: Stainless Steel water bottles

Postby honesty » 23 Jun 2017, 10:29am

Sweep wrote:Thanks for the reply dell. They do look nice. It would be the 800ml for me,and poss the near 2 litre one for the expedition tourer.


I have the 2lt one and it is really nice. Not taking it on tour now as it weighs a lot full and was throwing off my balanced load... oh well back to water bottles in cages.

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Re: Stainless Steel water bottles

Postby colin54 » 23 Jun 2017, 10:39am

Deliquium, when may we view this potable joy framed by one of your pedalable joys ?

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Re: Stainless Steel water bottles

Postby Sweep » 23 Jun 2017, 11:38am

honesty wrote:
I have the 2lt one and it is really nice. Not taking it on tour now as it weighs a lot full and was throwing off my balanced load... oh well back to water bottles in cages.


Isn't most of the weight water?

Couldn't you mount it centrally within the frame triangle in a Topeak Modula bottle holder?

I got a 2 litre plastic bottle in one of those at the weekend though I clearly need a strap of some sort - although the bottle fitted in the cage it jumped out 3 times on the way to a Hyde Park picnic - just need to sort some sort of upper bottle restraint that won't throw me over the bars if it comes undone and then goes in the front wheel.

Suggestions welcome.
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Re: Stainless Steel water bottles

Postby honesty » 23 Jun 2017, 4:51pm

Sweep wrote:
honesty wrote:
I have the 2lt one and it is really nice. Not taking it on tour now as it weighs a lot full and was throwing off my balanced load... oh well back to water bottles in cages.


Isn't most of the weight water?

Couldn't you mount it centrally within the frame triangle in a Topeak Modula bottle holder?

I got a 2 litre plastic bottle in one of those at the weekend though I clearly need a strap of some sort - although the bottle fitted in the cage it jumped out 3 times on the way to a Hyde Park picnic - just need to sort some sort of upper bottle restraint that won't throw me over the bars if it comes undone and then goes in the front wheel.

Suggestions welcome.


That was the plan yeh, but I don't have the cage yet... I may just stick it on top of the rack if I can make room/get it to stay still.

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Re: Stainless Steel water bottles

Postby deliquium » 23 Jun 2017, 4:53pm

colin54 wrote:Deliquium, when may we view this potable joy framed by one of your pedalable joys ?


The Moulton TSR is currently undergoing an accessorised colour mini makeover (perhaps in another life I could return as a nail art technician?) Out with the black Brooks Imperial + out with the whacky multicoloured gear and brake cable outers. In with a honey Brooks Imperial + in with singular coloured BROWN cables. The even more expensive (verging on obscene?) mirror polished stainless steel bottle (before it gets scratched) will take pride of place in the photos - which will be added within days to the 'pedalable joys' album :D
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Re: Stainless Steel water bottles

Postby colin54 » 23 Jun 2017, 6:46pm

I'm sensing a coffee and cream vibe , classic !

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Re: Stainless Steel water bottles

Postby reohn2 » 23 Jun 2017, 6:58pm

deliquium wrote:
colin54 wrote:Deliquium, when may we view this potable joy framed by one of your pedalable joys ?


The Moulton TSR is currently undergoing an accessorised colour mini makeover (perhaps in another life I could return as a nail art technician?) Out with the black Brooks Imperial + out with the whacky multicoloured gear and brake cable outers. In with a honey Brooks Imperial + in with singular coloured BROWN cables. The even more expensive (verging on obscene?) mirror polished stainless steel bottle (before it gets scratched) will take pride of place in the photos - which will be added within days to the 'pedalable joys' album :D

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Re: Stainless Steel water bottles

Postby deliquium » 23 Jun 2017, 7:10pm

reohn2 wrote:
deliquium wrote:
colin54 wrote:Deliquium, when may we view this potable joy framed by one of your pedalable joys ?


The Moulton TSR is currently undergoing an accessorised colour mini makeover (perhaps in another life I could return as a nail art technician?) Out with the black Brooks Imperial + out with the whacky multicoloured gear and brake cable outers. In with a honey Brooks Imperial + in with singular coloured BROWN cables. The even more expensive (verging on obscene?) mirror polished stainless steel bottle (before it gets scratched) will take pride of place in the photos - which will be added within days to the 'pedalable joys' album :D

Vanity,vanity all is vanity...... :wink:


It's the modern shallow way reohn2 :wink:

Mind you, I know I've always been too visual for my own good :?:
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Re: Stainless Steel water bottles

Postby reohn2 » 24 Jun 2017, 10:55am

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Re: Stainless Steel water bottles

Postby nigelnightmare » 25 Jun 2017, 3:23pm

Some photo's when it's finished would be appreciated and possibly drooled over. :wink:

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Re: Stainless Steel water bottles

Postby Randy_Butternubs » 25 Jun 2017, 11:23pm

Sweep wrote:As I understand it, the various caps/tops fit across the size range - the 'sports cap' is available separately and only in one size.[/size]


Yeah their normal caps fit all their normal bottles (non wide-mouth). You don't have to buy the sports cap separately; the bottles are widely available (online at least) with the sports cap instead of the normal one.

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Re: Stainless Steel water bottles

Postby deliquium » 26 Jun 2017, 8:24am

Randy_Butternubs wrote:
Sweep wrote:As I understand it, the various caps/tops fit across the size range - the 'sports cap' is available separately and only in one size.[/size]


Yeah their normal caps fit all their normal bottles (non wide-mouth). You don't have to buy the sports cap separately; the bottles are widely available (online at least) with the sports cap instead of the normal one.


However, it doesn't seem possible (in the UK at least?) to purchase the polished 'Reflect' version with a cap other than the bamboo type :(

And going back to the 'sports' cap and its interference with my nose - can report now after 3 rides the 'problem' has become less annoying as my technique 'improves' :)

So far no rattles on the bikes with cages on the downtubes but there's an occasional one on the Moulton TSR (mounted on the seat tube) when riding over particular broken 'chip 'n' seal' tarmac. Strange that it's silent riding over larger imperfections. But a cunning plan is afoot :) (and no it doesn't and could never involve a plastic bottle cage :roll: )
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