- The black gunky lining in your Camelbak Bite Valve….
get some sterrilising powder from wilkinsons (in the home brew section)
make it up with about 1tsp in a litre of boiling water.
pour into cammeback
hold the bite valve just open so it dribbles out slowly. Then wai for it to be about half empty, leave it a few hours, and rinse it out. Most of the black gunk wil flake of, and whats left will be fairy sterrile.
The only other way ive found is to hook it up to some steam, only realy posisble if you work in a lab, or a coffee shopPosted 9 years ago
yeah yeah….. sorry TM not into cider!Posted 9 years ago
I think the spoon technique sounds about where I’m at – as i said, the bladder’s ok, the tube’s fine and I can get a lab brush down it to clean, tis just that annoying end bit in yer gob!!!!
…. and to a certain extent, Jonners is right.
I’ve had it for ages and it hasn’t doen me any harm….. just looks ‘orrible!
If it is just the bite valve, I take mine off after each use and put in the cutlery basket in the dishwasher and it comes out fresh every time. I dry the bladder each time using the new drying kit that holds it upside down which allows any water in the tube to run out( provided that you remember to open the valve). Had the system 18 months and no black stuff anywherePosted 9 years agoIdleJonSubscriber
Seriously Christowkid, don’t bother trying to scrape it out – you won’t get it all. Wash the whole bladder in hot soapy water, rinse, use brushes to scrub, wash again and soak in Miltons type stuff. If you can’t sterilise it clean buy a new bite valve. It won’t kill you, but if you are riding regularly you’ll find you getting runny poo, feeling a bit crap, etc. Not really that good for you, not so expensive to sort that its worth ignoring.Posted 9 years ago
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