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CO2 Cartridges - Where to buy CHEAP??(6 posts)

CO2 Cartridges - Where to buy CHEAP??dgangi
Oct 17, 2003 8:31 PM
Where can I get cheap 16g threaded CO2 cartridges? I just bought a mini-inflator that uses the threaded cartridges and the prices of the cartridges are OUTRAGEOUS!

I only paid $10 for the inflator plus the cartridge, and I didn't think to check on the price of the cartridges before I bought the inflator. I figured if the cartridges cost $1/each, it would be worth it. But I am now finding the 16g threaded CO2 cartridges costing >$3 each, and that is a lot.

Maybe I should have bought a model that uses the 12g non-threaded cartridges???? Those can be found for <$1 each.

re: CO2 Cartridges - Where to buy CHEAP??Bill J Pappas
Oct 18, 2003 7:46 AM
Check out the sporting goods section of stores that sell BB guns/pellet rifles etc.. Also hunting supply stores. I picked up a 8pk. of 16gm CO2, for $9.00.
12g non-threaded....... Wallmart.MR_GRUMPY
Oct 18, 2003 5:31 PM
15 pack was dirt cheap $5-$6
Unless you are riding 32-35mm tires, 12g is good enough. It will put 90-95 Lbs in a 700X23. A 16g will put 130 Lbs.
ditto on Wallmart.DINOSAUR
Oct 19, 2003 7:10 PM
I purchased a case (24) of 12g for around $12.98 at Wallmart. I've never had problems using the 12g, gets you up to around 90-95 lbs for a 700x23 tire and I continue on with my ride with no problems.

I think the most difficult part was finding someone to wait on me in Wallmart as they keep the co2 under lock and key for some reason.
Does Walmart sell THREADED? That's what I need...dgangi
Oct 20, 2003 6:42 PM
Both of the posts for Walmart are in regards to 12g NON-THREADED CO2 containers. I need THREADED containers...either 12g or 16g. Does Walmart sell the threaded variation???

Try Bike NashbarDINOSAUR
Oct 21, 2003 8:34 AM
Sorry, I meant to say KMart, not Walmart.

Bike Nashbar sells 3 packs of 16g threaded now on sale for $9.99 or 3 packs of 12g threaded for $4.99. Land ship only.

The reason we mentioned 12g non-threaded is you can buy them in bulk CHEAP as they are the same type used for BB, paint guns etc. You could always use 1 1/2 cartriges of 12g costing about $.50 per cartridge.

But answering your question-Nashbar has the cheapest prices on the threaded cartridges that I have found.