(above: Jean Robic collects a few "Nescafé" aluminum bottles before a stage of the Tour de France.)
It's been many years since real aluminum bottles were available. Replaced beginning in the late 1950s by plastic bottles, the beautiful shining aluminum have been one of the Holy Grails of vintage bicycle parts.
An Ohio manufacturer has re-introduced aluminum bottles to the market. Decorated with printed logos (mostly blue in color) with mirror-finish aluminum details and spouts, these colorful bottles are sure to be a favorite among the retro crowd.
I can hardly wait to buy a couple and try them out!.