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CO2 cartriges...good price!(7 posts)

CO2 cartriges...good price!jayz
Apr 13, 2001 5:25 AM
hey..for all you who use CO2.
if you can spare an extra hour, and can deal with uneducated employees, red neck custumers, and that annoying woman standing at the door saying "welcome to wal-mart", they have a package of 25 cartiges for $11.95.

quite a bit better than spending the same price for 3 of them when they are advertised for cycling!!

hope it helps
re: CO2 cartriges...good price!pmf
Apr 13, 2001 6:06 AM
Anyplace that sells air guns has the small, unthreaded CO2 cartridges for that price. Its a lot better deal than paying $1 each at Performance. At that price, I've forsaken my minipump.
Apr 13, 2001 8:30 AM
I'm not sure if this would effect you, but the small Co2 cartridges that are made for airguns have small amounts of lubricants in them. I'm not sure but you don't want any petrol based lubricants breaking down any rubber tubes/o-rings.

Not the ones I getpmf
Apr 13, 2001 11:16 AM
they say "contents: compressed CO2 gas".

No mention of lubricants.

I bet they all come from the same factory. Just like the orange degreaser thats $7/gallon at Home Depot, and $98/gallon at the LBS. Or that ti prep thats 1/8 the price at auto parts stores under the name of permatex. Do you really think this stuff is made special for the biking industry?
where to get threaded co2 for cheap tho?Made in Taiwan
Apr 13, 2001 11:37 AM
especially them 16oz ones?
good reason to avoid thempmf
Apr 14, 2001 7:18 AM
I asked around and none of these places selling air guns has 16 gram threaded. When I decided to buy a CO2 system, I made sure it took unthreaded cartridges. The 12 gram ones work fine for me. They inflate a tire with more pressure than I could ever get from my minipump. Paying $3/cartridge makes a flat pretty expensive.
OK, how do these work?DG
Apr 14, 2001 9:35 AM
I went to Walmart and bought a box of CO2 catridges. I haven't used a catridge educate me. (And yes they are cheap, but kind of heavy. Are bike-specific catridges that heavy too?).