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Going to CO2....and I(9 posts)

Going to CO2....and IOwenMeany
Jun 21, 2003 5:08 AM
have done a serch and got so much info to sift through...I gave up...so I resort to the lazy mans search...

Like my recent need for sunglasses I came to you all and bought the Rudy Projects within an hour of ya'lls reccomendation..I just want to know which CO2 set up to get...which one is the most well respected here on the borad...then i will just order one..and be done with it...

Thanks you for you time, jb
the best solutionsmohair_chair
Jun 21, 2003 5:40 AM
The one I like the best is a very low tech model that is basically a 90 degree elbow that screws on to a threaded CO2 cartridge. There are no moving parts, it's very small, and weighs nothing. I have one of these on my road bike.



I also have one that is much bigger and more complex. You actually load a cartridge into it and screw it shut, then pull a trigger to emit CO2. The advantage of this one is that it can use unthreaded cartridges, which are much, much cheaper. It can use threaded cartridges, too. I use this one on my mountain bike.



The cheapest price I've ever seen on threaded cartridges was $2 a piece in quantity. Plus, typically you can only find them at bike shops. Unthreaded cartridges you can pick up at Walmart for around 50 cents each.
the co2 chuck (first solution) is the bestFrith
Jun 21, 2003 9:43 AM
the whole point of using co2 is the size it takes up in your kit. If you're going to use one of those larger dispensers and 2 12g threadless cartridges then you might as well just use a mini pump.
Use a chuck and a 16g threaded cartridge and be done with it.....I can't for the life of me see why anyone would waste their time with anything else.
the co2 chuck (first solution) is the best; YEP! (nm)Chen2
Jun 21, 2003 9:46 AM
re: Going to CO2....and IPjkad
Jun 21, 2003 6:33 AM
Trisports.com for good cartridge prices
re: Going to CO2....and Igeeker
Jun 21, 2003 6:56 AM
Innovations is a good brand. I use the "Ultraflate IH". Unthreaded cartridges can be bought cheaply at outdoor/hunting shops (people use 'em in air guns) as well as at Walmart.
Cheap one here...biknben
Jun 21, 2003 8:03 AM
I used one of these for a few years now. When someone pointed out the price at www.sierratradingpost.com recently, I got 3 more. They are still just $9.95. I buy unthreaded cartridges at 25 for $15 at an army/navy store nearby.

This is an earlier version than the red one above. The red one is improved with a cover over the head to keep debris out. It also has a lever to lock the head to the valve. Both are solid and work with both threaded and unthreaded cartridges.
Thanks all! I am ordering today! nmOwenMeany
Jun 21, 2003 10:01 AM
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unless you are racing stick to a frame pump (nmm)ColnagoFE
Jun 23, 2003 6:45 AM