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Suggestions for a CO2 cartridge pump?

Old 05-18-19, 08:58 AM
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Originally Posted by deepakvrao View Post
Thought of getting that, as I love the Dynaplugs too, but I think that goes in too far for road tyres? I read that somewhere. Have you had occasion to use it?
They have a road tire version the has a shorter insertion tool. I used it successfully just last week on a 30c tire and had more than enough spacing to make it work. It got me home even though the tire was badly damaged with some subsurface tears in the rubber that made it hard to patch - that wasn't the Dynaplugs fault. Some of the belting had torn but the rubber surfaces where intact. So the plug attached to the rubber properly but there was no structure to hold it. Either way, it held for many many miles to get me home.

And with this, it regulates the CO2 nicely (twisting the tool regulators it) and it's one motion to plug the tire and fill it back up. Genius!
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Old 05-18-19, 01:43 PM
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I have the previous version of the one pictured above. I can't imagine a better tool for the job than the one I have, assuming one is riding a road bike (this is the 41). The updated version I fear may be less ideal than the previous version.
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Old 05-18-19, 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by deepakvrao View Post
Thanks guys.

Not really from a POV of cost saving, but running TL, I have had occasion that the leak persists slowly, and I need to refill. I don't use a full cartridge for a fill, so, even though I carry 2, if I can save some it will be worth it. Just for that ride, till I get home.

I am looking at the Lezyne Control Drive.
I have had the displeasure(flats suck!) of using the Control Drive twice now.
Excellent. Now I have one in each saddle bag.
On one occasion I helped to fix a 20in tire and having well, control over the flow helped.
Threw my older CO2 heads(press on type) into the parts box.
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Old 05-18-19, 08:09 PM
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Lezyne for me. I had a flat a couple days ago and was a little worried I’d screw up the inflation, but it worked well (I hadn’t had a flat for three years). I’d suggest that regardless if which CO2 setup you get, make sure to do a test run with it to make certain you kniw what to expect.
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Old 05-19-19, 09:43 AM
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I have helped probably half a dozen people who could not get rolling with their CO2 systems. I have never had to help anyone who had a pump. It's frame pumps for me.
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Old 05-19-19, 09:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Paul Barnard View Post
I have helped probably half a dozen people who could not get rolling with their CO2 systems. I have never had to help anyone who had a pump. It's frame pumps for me.
Used CO2 before. Maybe thrice in the last few years. Never failed.
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Old 05-19-19, 03:45 PM
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Pro Bike Tool for me for my road bike. I've used it a few times, easy and quick. No more mini pumps, or frame pumps for me.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017KU1DIK...i-a=B017KU1DIK

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Old 05-20-19, 02:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Pilot321 View Post
Pro Bike Tool for me for my road bike. I've used it a few times, easy and quick. No more mini pumps, or frame pumps for me.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017KU1DIK...i-a=B017KU1DIK

I saw in that video that it is a screw on to get it onto your valve. When I had a Lezyne pump [regular pump, not CO2] like that, it would tend to unscrew the valve core. Ever had an issue like that?
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Old 05-20-19, 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted by deepakvrao View Post
I saw in that video that it is a screw on to get it onto your valve. When I had a Lezyne pump [regular pump, not CO2] like that, it would tend to unscrew the valve core. Ever had an issue like that?
No, that has never happened to me, and I have not seen that in any of the reviews I've read on Amazon, and the like. I only use 16g, threaded CO2 cartridges, and carry two with me on rides. I probably should carry three.
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Old 05-21-19, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Rides4Beer View Post
I use the Lenzyne Twin Speed, small and easy to use. In fact, had to use it on yesterday's group ride, quick and easy.

https://www.amazon.com/LEZYNE-Speed-...r=8-6-fkmrnull
I have 3 of these and they work great. Simple, elegant, effective, inexpensive. Good luck beating that!

P.S. I read the reviews on Amazon link which were not very good. All I can say is that when it comes to tire inflation, I think there are a lot of people doing it wrong, that write negative reviews. I have had several Lezyne products (inflators, frame pumps, floor pumps) for several years with a lot of use and they have all been fantastic. YMMV /shrug...

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I have an unthreaded co2 inflator and was wondering if most of the 16g cartridges are the same? I noticed a difference in prices when buying bulk. I also noticed something about shelf life and some for beer kegs etc.

What do you guys suggest? I might start using a frame pump even though I don't get many flats.

Thanks
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Old 06-02-19, 04:19 PM
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PDW Shiny Object for me. The infinite control via a knob is a plus in my book.. as well as near zero space.
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I think mine is from Xlabs. It's really small and light and i've used it a number of times.



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