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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 2:23 pm 
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My current carbon cages mark the hell out of my nice bottles that have designs I'd like to preserve. I know King Cage is supposed to be non marking but I don't like the steel or Ti look on my black carbon frame.

Anyone have suggestions for black bottle cages that won't mark up bottles?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 2:36 pm 
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How long do you keep bottles for!?

They are essentially a disposable item for me and I regularly change them...


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 2:51 pm 
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Arundels are fairly good in that regard. And avoid riding/racing in the rain and make sure you clean the cages once in a while.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:35 pm 
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I use bottles to clean off my tires from debris if I don't want to palm them with a glove(its cleaner for bar tape and also safer when clearing off the rear) so I say bottles that show character are cooler than new looking ones.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:37 pm 
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Dodger747 wrote:
How long do you keep bottles for!?...
I have some that are 10+ years old. Still in regular rotation.
mimason wrote:
I use bottles to clean off my tires from debris....
I've never heard that tip. I'm going to use it. Thanks!

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:47 pm 
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Tacx Carbon Deva's work well

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:22 pm 
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BikeAnon wrote:
Dodger747 wrote:
How long do you keep bottles for!?...
I have some that are 10+ years old. Still in regular rotation.
mimason wrote:
I use bottles to clean off my tires from debris....
I've never heard that tip. I'm going to use it. Thanks!


Welcome! I learned that trick from riding/racing TT bikes especially riding without gloves this comes in handy. Now that many road bikes also don't have clearance for placing a hand between the seat tube and seat stays its almost required. Using the bottle removes all the risk of sucking your hand in the rear brake or in the seat tube.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:12 am 
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Sorry, what kind of debris is it that you need to "palm" or spray away with a water bottle (if I understand correctly) off a tyre?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:24 am 
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phlip wrote:
Sorry, what kind of debris is it that you need to "palm" or spray away with a water bottle (if I understand correctly) off a tyre?


Broken glass, metal etc you may inadvertently ride through or get embedded in the tire. You dont spray water but rather use the bottom or side of the bottle to rub over the spinning wheel to dislodge shards.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:32 am 
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Oh, I see, thanks.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 2:08 am 
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I've tried a few different cages and the Arundel Sport seems to be pretty good at not being scratchy scratchy.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:59 am 
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Fabric bottles/cages

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:14 pm 
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For those of you wondering why, it's because I'm involved with this Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/bidonsnotbottles/

Which hopefully explains why I want to keep my bidons looking fresh :-)


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:03 pm 
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Did you need to post the link, I now have a desire to buy more bidons.

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