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Postby christian » 28 Sep 2009, 13:03

Since I can't seem to find the bidon type I like anywhere I've decided to look into getting some printed with a DHBC logo etc. I'm expecting these to be sold for around the $10 mark, maybe cheaper. This will also make the club a bit of money. The ones I'm looking at are made by BOA (650ml), so they are made here but using a SureShot lid which is made in USA. With this lid the bidon will re-inflate itself, no annoying bit to push back in. Sorry, the image is a bit small.


So the question is, how many people would be interested in getting some DHBC bidons. You obviously need two for the bike, one for the office, one for the car, a spare.

I'm thinking red with a white logo. Suggestions will be taken.
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Postby othy » 28 Sep 2009, 13:27

I'd buy one or two, only because you can always have more bidons.

These days I've been using the Camelbak podium bottles as I like their ability to lock for transport and no need to open the top for drinking. Only dowside is they are a bit expensive.

Before I started using them, my favourite was this style bottle -

http://www.probikekit.com/display.php?code=A0531

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Postby NOOG » 28 Sep 2009, 13:29

I'd be in for a few as well.

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Postby jimmy » 28 Sep 2009, 13:30

Is it possible to get them in clear with a red logo?

I don't think that my black bike would look good with red bidons.

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Postby orphic » 28 Sep 2009, 13:39

I would buy at least two.

I like the idea of clear bottles. Not quite as showy but I think a bit more practical when you want to see what's in your bottle.

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Postby christian » 28 Sep 2009, 13:45

Clear with red printing could be the go then. That way they won't clash. These bidons have a clear strip up one side so you can see how much is in them. Obviously this isn't the case with the clear one.

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Postby shrubb face » 28 Sep 2009, 13:53

Id personally like black with red text, but in the end im not that bothered.

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Postby orphic » 28 Sep 2009, 14:17

I have BOA bidon's in black (which is actually dark grey, but they call it black) and found they got a bit scratched up and crappy looking relatively quickly. I think it shows up more on the dark colour.

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Postby DAD1 » 29 Sep 2009, 06:23

I would take 3 x clear. Thank You.

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Postby T-Bone » 02 Oct 2009, 00:03

What's the limit per person??

Here's a list of the interest so far(people stating they'll buy some, not those who just asked questions):

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christian - ??, othy - 2, NOOG - 3+, orphic - 2+, Nada Z - 2, Adrian E - 2, simon.sharwood - 2, Toff - 2, mikesbytes - 2, over the hill - 3, micklan - 2, T-Bone - 5, DAD1 - 3

TOTAL - 30+

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Postby G » 02 Oct 2009, 14:28

Christiian, you never take me seriously! :(
I would buy anything pink. Wot's a bidon anyway? I have never heard this word before, and can't figure out from the image. Is it one of the cycling slangs? It's not even defined on dictionary.com.

I guess there are people like me who haven't ordered because I have no clue wot you are talking about. :roll:

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Postby christian » 02 Oct 2009, 14:29

A bidon is a water bottle.

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Postby christian » 04 Oct 2009, 09:25

This is the bidon design we are considering, its a clear bidon. I don't think we need a specific spot to write your name as there is plenty of real estate for that.


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Postby simonc » 04 Oct 2009, 10:57

Looks good Christian.
Thanks for putting the time and effort into organising it.
I'll certainly take at least 2

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Postby shrubb face » 04 Oct 2009, 11:07

put me down of 2 as well.

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Postby Miguel » 04 Oct 2009, 13:03

i take 2

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Postby jimmy » 04 Oct 2009, 14:14

So there is a better picture, I understand that the lids will be like these.



They are a point and squeeze bottles. I have used these for a couple of years now and much prefer them over the older style.

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Postby yewenyi » 17 Oct 2009, 10:49

I heard about these bottles. Have they been ordered and if so, what size?

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Postby christian » 17 Oct 2009, 16:07

They haven't been ordered yet, I've been a bit busy of late, will be following it all up this week. They are 650ml.

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Postby christian » 09 Nov 2009, 16:21

They have arrived. I'll have some down at the track tonight and for many nights to follow. I'll take some down on Saturday and Sunday to the cafe.



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Postby christian » 16 Nov 2009, 21:09

We are a long way off selling out, so no need to fear. Main distribution will now be at Tempe Velodrome on Monday and Wednesday nights. I'll look at binging them down to the cafe on another weekend, probably not until early December.

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Postby christian » 11 Dec 2009, 11:03

This is the first complaint I've had about the lid.

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Postby weiyun » 11 Dec 2009, 11:18

It's not a complaint but personal preference.

The problem I have with SureShot is that there's nothing to bite on like those cheaper nozzles, making changing hand positions on the bottle trickier.

So if there's a source for replacement lids, I'd love to hear about it.

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Postby jimmy » 08 May 2010, 14:34

Are any of these still available? I lost one on todays ride.

Thanks

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Postby weiyun » 08 May 2010, 15:01

Christian has the stock.


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