- Mouldy hydration pack……
I have always found that just water is not an issue, and leave the bladder open between rides.
Problem comes when you put stuff in like juice are carb drinks.
I use Camelbaks advice, a table spoon of blean for 24hrs, followed by bicarbonate of soda for the same. Comes up very clean.Posted 4 years agothestabiliserMember
Mine’s been in the shed since september – I daren’t look.
I thinkn even with just water the swash and backwash will eventually make a habitat for visitors. the bags easy to clen but the pipe is where the nasties lurk. I think i might actually pay for the cleaning kit. Does that make me a jessie?Posted 4 years ago
All ready to set off last weekend, mate just about to arrive, last thing to do was fill up the bladder and I noticed the inside of entire tube is covered in mould.
Managed to get the worst out with hot water, but it still tasted….. interesting!
Any tips on avoiding? I’m normally pretty careful to let it dry out before puting away – anything else?
Cheers.Posted 4 years agoNorthCountryBoyMember
Have you got the cleaning brush? Its a bit dear about £10 I found one in a sale. Before I had one though…..Posted 4 years ago
Pull tube off bladder helps to warm tube under hot tap to soften it.
Then use a long piece of string with a bit of cloth tied to the end. Feed the string in holding the tube under a running tap. The flowing water draws the string right through. Then tug the knot / sponge end through. You will be shocked what it draws out!discoduckMember
I found mine in the garage all black and grotty,
I bobbed some Milton in and then bi-carb then I pulled thro some little bottle brushes that I bought from Lakeland, tied on piece of string and pushed thro, the freezer thing is the best bet especially in this weather as a litre ice cube in a 3 litre bladder is a god send,Posted 4 years agospooky_b329Member
A gear inner cable with a little kitchen towel wrapped around the nipple does a great job of cleaning any gunk out of the tube that defeats the Milton.
Also, if the hose can quick-disconnect from the bladder, put it inside the bladder in a U shape and it holds the sides apart so they dry properly.Posted 4 years ago
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