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camelbak: reattaching bite valve to tube? how?(8 posts)

camelbak: reattaching bite valve to tube? how?JS Haiku Shop
May 10, 2002 5:12 AM
bite valve came off mid-ride last night and baptized a half dozen wheelsuckers. what commercial/home depot-available product should i use (or other process) to reattach it so it won't come back off?

It's supposed to be removable.Sintesi
May 10, 2002 5:20 AM
At least mine is. It's three years old so maybe the design is different than yours, but mine slides off so you can clean it. The valve shouldn't come off easily or inadvertantly during a ride. Perhaps you have defective bite valve or hose?
I just spit on it and shove it in nmDougSloan
May 10, 2002 6:07 AM
methinks you need a "boy's night out". (nm)JS Haiku Shop
May 10, 2002 6:39 AM
It should justsodade
May 10, 2002 5:32 AM
fit around the tube and be tight enough to stay there.

Word of advice to any camelback user - always carry a spare nipple. I got one when they first came out and I learned this lesson early as I stacked hard on my MTB with the nipple in my mouth. It was a night ride, I got doused and then dehydrated on the ride home...
It's supposed to come off.......Len J
May 10, 2002 5:36 AM
For Cleaning.

I had a similar occurance as you. What happened was that as I bit on it I worked it gradually looser and looser until it came off. Just reattached it so the fitting was all the way up to the edge of where it gets broader (the bottom of the bit valve itself). If you do this & then try to twist it with a little pressure & it moves easily it's time to get a new valve, otherwise you are good to go.

I take mine off every time I clean the bladder & just reattach.

thanks...JS Haiku Shop
May 10, 2002 6:09 AM
I notice from their site (before posting the original message) that the more recent bite valves have barbs or teeth to keep them more secure on the tube. this one's a standard bite valve on a camelbak aerobak, and has nothing of the sort. perhaps i'm used to tugging on the thing a bit on my other camelbaks--i'll make a point of not pulling on the valve.

thanks again!
re: camelbak: reattaching bite valve to tube? how?grzy
May 10, 2002 8:26 AM
Hot tap water to soften the plastic tube and a small zip tie if you thing you need the security to hold it on. Or just clip an inch off the end of the plastic tube. I've never heard of one of these things coming off by accident - I've been using products from various mfr.s in all osrt of environments for over five years.