Rubber bit in the water bottle you pull up to drink....?

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Daniel B
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Rubber bit in the water bottle you pull up to drink....?

Postby Daniel B » Mon Jan 14, 2013 17:43 pm

Silly post I guess.....

I have a Marin water bottle that is fine in terms of the bottle and screw top, but the rubber bit you pull up to drink has lost one of it's rubber anchors altogether, and the other one is only just hanging on.

Net result is that quite often when using it it comes entirely out of the lid, or if I do pull it out the right amount, an amount of water will stream out the side :lol:

Not a massive cheapskate, but it's a good bottle, and matched my commuter, and if I could find a replacement part for sale I would snap it up if it was less than £2 say.

I have found a water bottle sipper, but that does not seem to be the same - does anyone know what it might be called, or where I might source one from?

I realise I could buy another no make bottle and steal it from there, but it still leaves me with a useless bottle, so that does not see them way to go,

Cheers

Dan
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Re: Rubber bit in the water bottle you pull up to drink....?

Postby Navrig » Mon Jan 14, 2013 17:54 pm

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tiredofwhiners
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Re: Rubber bit in the water bottle you pull up to drink....?

Postby tiredofwhiners » Mon Jan 14, 2013 19:04 pm

Daniel B wrote:Not a massive cheapskate, but


You said it all there. Its broken, get a new one ;)

Lycra-Byka
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Re: Rubber bit in the water bottle you pull up to drink....?

Postby Lycra-Byka » Mon Jan 14, 2013 19:06 pm

Cheapskate.! Get a new bottle. They start to taste funny after a while anyway!

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Re: Rubber bit in the water bottle you pull up to drink....?

Postby Xherdan » Mon Jan 14, 2013 22:16 pm

Could just keep it open all the time. If you bought a cheaper unbranded bottle to take the screw top or anchors from it they may not necessarily fit anyway, I don't think they are a standard size. My unbranded Halfords bottle is different to my Bianchi one anyway...

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Re: Rubber bit in the water bottle you pull up to drink....?

Postby lotus49 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 23:23 pm

I'd say it is highly unlikely you can buy spare parts for a bidon. Why don't you go to watch a road race and hope one of the riders throws his empty bidon at you :D.

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Re: Rubber bit in the water bottle you pull up to drink....?

Postby ILM Zero7 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 06:11 am

Lycra-Byka wrote:Cheapskate.! Get a new bottle. They start to taste funny after a while anyway!

quite
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