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Valved water bottles(3 posts)

Valved water bottlesPT
Jul 7, 2003 12:21 PM
Two rides in two days on two different bikes -- two lost water bottles. Unfortunately, they were my wife's favorite bottles, the kind with a unconventional valved top (no moving top, just squeeze or suck to get the fluid out). I got these bottles in schwag bags at races and despite searching the usual suspect's web sites, I've been unable to locate a supply of them.

If anyone understands what I'm talking about and knows where they can be had, please let me know. Thanks!
re: Valved water bottlesProboscis
Jul 7, 2003 1:04 PM
I like them too. Try this link, go to the belts section.
Maybe Specialized?jw25
Jul 8, 2003 8:24 AM
I used to have a Specialized bottle that worked this way. You could still close the poppet, to seal things for travel, but it had a rubber piece inside with an "X" cut into it, and some sort of valving.
It kept water from splashing out while riding, but let you take a good gulp without opening anything. Unfortunately, the rubber bits were a great place for gunk to grow, and I eventually got tired of soaking the cap in disinfectant, and tossed it.
The Lava ones look neat, though.