Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Blog NEW Galleries NEW FAQ Contact About
It is currently Wed May 04, 2016 9:23 am
Recently the board software has been updated and there are some known bugs/failures:
- Avatars are currently not being displayed ✔ FIXED
- Tapatalk connection is currently broken ✔ FIXED

If you find more errors please post it here: http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=139062


All times are UTC+01:00





Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 63 posts ]  Go to page 1 2 3 4 5 Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 1:35 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jul 14, 2009 2:18 am
Posts: 211
I had my bottles clean and scrub once a month - ride once a week. Few month will sterilize with sterilizer pills and change once a year. Today I cut one of the bottles into half - using my finger and touch inside - omg can feel those fine particles. Any other ways to ensure my bottles will be cleaner?


Top
   
PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 1:41 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 15, 2006 6:02 am
Posts: 3235
Location: On the bike
Clean more often than once a month?

_________________
"Marginal gains are the only gains when all that's left to gain is in the margins."


Top
   
PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 1:42 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jan 08, 2004 10:11 pm
Posts: 755
I always use the same bottle for sugared beverages and other ones for pure water. The one with sugar gets those spots easily, the ones with pure water stays clean.
To clean a bottle: Use a brush, rinse with water, pour in a mix of boiling water and vinegar and let it sit overnight and then rinse again with water.


Top
   
PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 1:46 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri May 25, 2007 6:43 pm
Posts: 2624
Get a babies bottle brush and some decent bottles. (Big lids that seal properly tend to only be found on decent bottles, we use Camelback for preference)

Them you can get in and scrub.


Top
   
PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 5:30 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:41 am
Posts: 176
Location: SF Bay Area
I just rinse out when I get home and toss in the dishwasher.


Top
   
PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 5:45 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:54 pm
Posts: 327
Put 2 fingers of rock salt in the bottle and shake it well. Then wash it
You can use the same salt for a season or two.

Image
(I didn't know the English name of it so here is a photo, what I meant)

_________________
My Orbea Orca
My Stava
My Instagram


Top
   
PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 6:26 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue May 23, 2006 9:39 pm
Posts: 561
i found if you scrub it with something abrasive, it makes matters worse by creating micro scratches on the inside. i've been using Purist bottles and use a soft sponge with dish soap to wipe the top...while doing that, running water into the bottle. i close the bottle with the soapy water, shake and squirt some out from the top. then open, rinse with clean water and the bottles last awhile.

_________________
- AX Lightness Vial EVO D + DA9070 + Enve SES 4.5 CK hubs
- Parlee Z5 SLi + DA9070 + Enve 3.4 Tune/Dash hubs
- Parlee ESX + DA9070 + Enve SES 6.7 CK hubs
- Independent Fabrication Ti FLW + Campy SR11 + Enve 3.4 CK hubs


Top
   
PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 7:12 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:56 am
Posts: 386
Interested in this thread. I've got green stuff growing inside one of two identical bottles. Never used with anything but water. Tried dish soap and bottle scrubber numerous times, and even tried chlorine, green stuff comes back. I guess buy new bottles is the answer...


Top
   
PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 7:30 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 14, 2007 10:32 am
Posts: 751
Location: Finland
Weird, 8 posts and dishwasher mentioned only once?!

_________________
tumblr


Top
   
PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 7:37 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:56 am
Posts: 386
^ My dishwasher's dry cycle is too hot, would melt the bottle I think.


Top
   
PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 7:53 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri May 25, 2007 6:43 pm
Posts: 2624
eurperg wrote:
Weird, 8 posts and dishwasher mentioned only once?!
wouldn't touch the gunk in the nozzle.


Top
   
PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 9:03 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Nov 11, 2003 9:47 pm
Posts: 2140
Location: Santa Cruz, California, USA
Have any of you removed the nozzle from the cap of a Purist bottle, replaced it and had it still work properly?
When I R+R the nozzle it becomes very hard to open and close.

Sort of defeats the idea of being able to pull the nozzle to clean it.


Top
   
PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 10:34 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue May 05, 2009 2:43 pm
Posts: 117
Location: Clermont, FL
dishwasher I find is the best way.

_________________
-2014 Cipollini Bond Campagnolo EPS
-2x 2011 Time RXR ULTeam SR11
-2010 Colnago EPS SR11
-2011 Colnago Prestige Di2
-2013 Specialized Shiv TT SWorks SR11


Top
   
PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 12:22 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri May 20, 2011 8:48 pm
Posts: 35
Try white vinegar. It's a mild acid that also removes old bottle algae, smells and tastes. It'll reach places where a bottle scrubber cant. It's cheap enough. Don't get balsamic or red wine vinegar, as that should be on your salad. Let a mixture of 50% vinegar/H2O dwell overnight in an upside down bottle so it gets to the top. In a sink might be a good idea in case it leaks. Been there!

I've lost a bunch of bottles in a dishwasher due to melting.


Top
   
PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 8:38 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Mar 28, 2007 12:49 pm
Posts: 1590
Location: Near Horgen, Switzerland
Dishwasher is less hassle and the only thing I've found which keeps bottles clean for years inside and out, and avoids use of mildly hazardous chemicals.

The dishwasher even wins against lumpy chocolate recovery powder, and keeps nozzles clean. Even if water doesn't get into every area of the nozzle, I guess the heat keeps bacteria at bay. This way expensive Camelbak bottles last a couple of years despite daily.


Top
   
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 63 posts ]  Go to page 1 2 3 4 5 Next

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. what are you using for cleaning bike from winter road salt?

[ Go to page: 1 2 ]

in Road

kode54

27

1141

Mon Feb 08, 2016 10:32 am

mattr View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Maintaining / cleaning Campagnolo Ultra Torque Cult bearings

in Road

AJS914

7

367

Mon Mar 14, 2016 3:02 pm

Calnago View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Indie cycling kit; who is actually making it all?

[ Go to page: 1 2 ]

in Road

TheDarkInstall

19

2064

Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:42 pm

CharlesM View the latest post

This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies. For the love of Cycling Pictures

in Road

weeracerweenie

5

1356

Tue Sep 08, 2015 4:24 pm

Frankie - B View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Attachment(s) What cycling related gifts did you get?!

[ Go to page: 1 2 ]

in Road

JohnnyHanel

23

1453

Mon Jan 25, 2016 3:15 am

Team Murray View the latest post


All times are UTC+01:00


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], KCookie, kgt and 28 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited