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hands-free water bottle?(4 posts)

hands-free water bottle?Grand Pooh Bear
Aug 22, 2001 2:31 PM
I am currently using a Profile Aero Bottle on my aerobar, but since I have hardly touched the aerobar this year, I am contemplating removing it. I think I remember seeing a traditional style bottle with a "straw" that comes up the downtube up for hands free drinking like the aero bottle. Anyone know who makes it if at all. I have a hydration system, but do not like for road riding and prefer not to reach for a bottle if possible. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
gravity working the wrong wayflatlander
Aug 22, 2001 2:57 PM
Seems it would be to hard and to much work to suck water from your bottle cage on your down tube to your mouth?
Don't think you can suck that hard, but...cory
Aug 22, 2001 3:48 PM
I vaguely remember something about the force needed to move water up a tube, and I think you'd need more vacuum than I can generate to get it from a water bottle in the standard location. Even if you could, think of all the air you'd have to move before you got to the liquid.
What about using either a handlebar-mount bottle cage (Nashbar used to sell them; I've got one around somewhere) or a behind-the-seat cage? Somebody used to make a clamp-on thing that held two bottles right behind the saddle.
gravity working the wrong waySkip
Aug 22, 2001 3:54 PM
Shoot, use a small battery powered electric pump; push of the switch, instant thirst quenching reief delivered right to your mouth.