Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by Browser, 24 Jul 2012.
Yup ,regular soak in sterilizing fluid and washed every time.
denture tabs. use em for bidons and camelbaks.
occasional scrub with a brush but mostly just a soak.
not dead yet
Will have to change cleaning regime I think, will try Milton and/or dishwasher.
Any taste left over from bleach/milton can be cleared by adding some pure lemon juice to water and soaking overnight.
I just don't understand this obsession with bleach and freezing; mildew needs moisture so if you dry the bottle and leave the top off in storage, mildew won't grow. Just upend it for an hour or two on the draining board before you put it away!
I'll stick to my Fairy liquid. Never had a problem with mold. Just wash and dry.
If using water alone, just wash in soapy water and allow to dry. Simple.
Energy drinks etc. then it's a good scrub.
I have the brewery chemicals to help me
A cheap way would be to buy some campden tablets from Wilkos, crush one in a bottle and soak over night
Why? I've been using PE drink bottles for 24 years and never a hint of mildew; I just rinse, drain and store with the cap off.
My Camelback on the other hand has a good growth of mildew inside the tube because you can't dry it out. I just carry on using it; it hasn't killed me.
Yebbut you're HARDCORE.
I do as what professional racing cyclists do and throw the bidon to the side of the road after taking a drink. Go through loads of bottles every year I stopped using plastic bottles a while back and have started using stainless steel bottles instead, they do have a screw top which is not a problem and find them easier to clean plus I dont get the after taste with drinking out of plastic bottles anymore.
Won't the metal bisons knock folk out as you through them into pedestrians?
Sent from a Victorian Terrace house, red brick, 1882 build.
Too expensive to throw away the metal ones....
i just rinse but now i think i may try harder lol
A few weeks ago I used my hack bike. Left the bottle in the cage.
A week later, I used the bike again. Half way to the shops I needed a drink. Took a swig.
Hmm ... tastes of penicillin. Had a look and there was sentient* life growing inside the bottle . Nice.
*compared to most people in south london.
Separate names with a comma.