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Comments on: The shape of things to come http://bikeskirt.com/2009/02/24/the-shape-of-things-to-come/ Just another WordPress weblog Sun, 23 Apr 2017 21:49:33 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 By: Palm Beach Bike tours http://bikeskirt.com/2009/02/24/the-shape-of-things-to-come/#comment-258 Palm Beach Bike tours Thu, 26 Feb 2009 12:29:00 +0000 http://bikeskirt.com/?p=58#comment-258 I carry CO2 cartridges, but I also rely on a Topeak Road Morph with gauge. Here's a review I did last week, along with some hints for dummies (namely me) and pictures of how I mounted mine.<br/><br/><a HREF="http://www.palmbeachbiketours.com/2009/02/20/topeak-road-morph-pump-for-dummies/" REL="nofollow">Here's a review I did last week, along with some hints for dummies (namely me) and pictures of how I mounted mine.<br/></a><br/><br/>What always amazes me about CO2 cartridges is how much heavier they get when they are empty.<br/><br/>At least,that's what I assume, because the routes favored by go-fast weight wienies are littered with them. I can only assume it's because the empty canisters and flatted tubes are so heavy that they have to be jettisoned like anvils and cook stoves in pioneer wagons crossing the Sierras. I carry CO2 cartridges, but I also rely on a Topeak Road Morph with gauge. Here’s a review I did last week, along with some hints for dummies (namely me) and pictures of how I mounted mine.

Here’s a review I did last week, along with some hints for dummies (namely me) and pictures of how I mounted mine.

What always amazes me about CO2 cartridges is how much heavier they get when they are empty.

At least,that’s what I assume, because the routes favored by go-fast weight wienies are littered with them. I can only assume it’s because the empty canisters and flatted tubes are so heavy that they have to be jettisoned like anvils and cook stoves in pioneer wagons crossing the Sierras.

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By: matt http://bikeskirt.com/2009/02/24/the-shape-of-things-to-come/#comment-256 matt Wed, 25 Feb 2009 21:18:00 +0000 http://bikeskirt.com/?p=58#comment-256 Buy a nice FLOOR PUMP and keep your tires aired up. I check everytime I ride. <br/><br/>Buy nice tires with some sort of FLAT PROTECTION. You could buy cheaper tires but I don't enjoy walking home so I don't. Current faves are Maxxis RE-Fuses (30ish/each). <br/><br/>Check the rimstrip when installing the tire/tube. If a spoke/bur/valve hole are causing the puncture you will continue to flat.<br/><br/>I've used small pumps but getting to 120psi is impossible. Plus they can snap. Or you could drop them. Or someone could snag it. THE ONLY PUMP I WOULD TRY IS THE FULL SIZE FRAMEPUMP THAT SOMEONE ALREADY MENTIONED ABOVE FROM PARK TOOL. <br/><br/>I currently use a CO2 cannister and have for years. carry 2 cartridges, levers, patches, and a tube. I flat a couple times a year and ride 2000+ miles a year. <br/><br/>All comes back to nice tires though. Buy a nice FLOOR PUMP and keep your tires aired up. I check everytime I ride.

Buy nice tires with some sort of FLAT PROTECTION. You could buy cheaper tires but I don’t enjoy walking home so I don’t. Current faves are Maxxis RE-Fuses (30ish/each).

Check the rimstrip when installing the tire/tube. If a spoke/bur/valve hole are causing the puncture you will continue to flat.

I’ve used small pumps but getting to 120psi is impossible. Plus they can snap. Or you could drop them. Or someone could snag it. THE ONLY PUMP I WOULD TRY IS THE FULL SIZE FRAMEPUMP THAT SOMEONE ALREADY MENTIONED ABOVE FROM PARK TOOL.

I currently use a CO2 cannister and have for years. carry 2 cartridges, levers, patches, and a tube. I flat a couple times a year and ride 2000+ miles a year.

All comes back to nice tires though.

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By: letsgorideabike http://bikeskirt.com/2009/02/24/the-shape-of-things-to-come/#comment-254 letsgorideabike Wed, 25 Feb 2009 03:58:00 +0000 http://bikeskirt.com/?p=58#comment-254 I carry a mini hand-pump, but don't really have any advice. Just wanted to say that flat tires suck :)<br/><br/>-Dottie I carry a mini hand-pump, but don’t really have any advice. Just wanted to say that flat tires suck :)

-Dottie

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By: Chris http://bikeskirt.com/2009/02/24/the-shape-of-things-to-come/#comment-252 Chris Wed, 25 Feb 2009 01:32:00 +0000 http://bikeskirt.com/?p=58#comment-252 I must have spent the price of a decent bike on pumps, and I have to say, the best thing is a long frame pump.<br/>They work as well as the best little pumps, but cost a fraction of the price. I once dropped a hugely expensive Blackburn pump, my mate who was following me rode over it, and it was noodled. It cost the same as six of the ones I use nowadays.<br/>And I'm assuming you have a track pump. If you don't, get one. I promise it'll be one of the best cycling purchases you ever make. I must have spent the price of a decent bike on pumps, and I have to say, the best thing is a long frame pump.
They work as well as the best little pumps, but cost a fraction of the price. I once dropped a hugely expensive Blackburn pump, my mate who was following me rode over it, and it was noodled. It cost the same as six of the ones I use nowadays.
And I’m assuming you have a track pump. If you don’t, get one. I promise it’ll be one of the best cycling purchases you ever make.

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By: 2whls3spds http://bikeskirt.com/2009/02/24/the-shape-of-things-to-come/#comment-251 2whls3spds Wed, 25 Feb 2009 01:03:00 +0000 http://bikeskirt.com/?p=58#comment-251 I tried CO2...once. Got a <a HREF="http://topeak.com/products/Mini-Pumps/RoadMorph" REL="nofollow">Topeak Road Morph</a>, liked it so well I bought a couple more to stuff in the saddle bags of my other bikes. Money well spent.<br/><br/>Aaron I tried CO2…once. Got a Topeak Road Morph, liked it so well I bought a couple more to stuff in the saddle bags of my other bikes. Money well spent.

Aaron

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By: anna http://bikeskirt.com/2009/02/24/the-shape-of-things-to-come/#comment-250 anna Tue, 24 Feb 2009 18:30:00 +0000 http://bikeskirt.com/?p=58#comment-250 Oh cool. I had to fix three tires this year (because of the nasty split and cullet on the road). Didn't have problems for years before, so first had some trouble fixing the tire, especially the rear one. First I found it difficult to find the hole, but by now I have a good technique for that (pumping up the inner tube really big - or if that doesn't work holding under water). Well, I was always quite happy and felt like a real mechanic when I managed to fix it and had horribly dirty hands afterwards :-).<br/><br/>I always have a small pump with me which I could also tie to the bike if I wanted to (but I fear that it would get stolen, so I always take it with me). It's not a CO2 pump, cause I don't like the idea of piling up garbage and having to buy cartridges all the time. But it's not much bigger and quite light. It's a Injex Lite Zoom 24X with multi valve head (wow, what a name!). Unfortunately I only found a german link: http://www.actionsports.de/Pumps/SKS-Injex-Lite-Zoom-Minipumpe::8962.html But well, I'm sure there are many other ones of that type around.. Oh cool. I had to fix three tires this year (because of the nasty split and cullet on the road). Didn’t have problems for years before, so first had some trouble fixing the tire, especially the rear one. First I found it difficult to find the hole, but by now I have a good technique for that (pumping up the inner tube really big – or if that doesn’t work holding under water). Well, I was always quite happy and felt like a real mechanic when I managed to fix it and had horribly dirty hands afterwards :-) .

I always have a small pump with me which I could also tie to the bike if I wanted to (but I fear that it would get stolen, so I always take it with me). It’s not a CO2 pump, cause I don’t like the idea of piling up garbage and having to buy cartridges all the time. But it’s not much bigger and quite light. It’s a Injex Lite Zoom 24X with multi valve head (wow, what a name!). Unfortunately I only found a german link: http://www.actionsports.de/Pumps/SKS-Injex-Lite-Zoom-Minipumpe::8962.html But well, I’m sure there are many other ones of that type around..

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By: Anna http://bikeskirt.com/2009/02/24/the-shape-of-things-to-come/#comment-249 Anna Tue, 24 Feb 2009 18:24:00 +0000 http://bikeskirt.com/?p=58#comment-249 i actually have a travel pump, i guess i just need to get some sort of adapter for it - doesn't fit on the presta valves. sounds like i won't be getting CO2 though, so yay for that! i actually have a travel pump, i guess i just need to get some sort of adapter for it – doesn’t fit on the presta valves. sounds like i won’t be getting CO2 though, so yay for that!

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By: larry http://bikeskirt.com/2009/02/24/the-shape-of-things-to-come/#comment-246 larry Tue, 24 Feb 2009 17:13:00 +0000 http://bikeskirt.com/?p=58#comment-246 co2 - just say no<br/>too many disadvantages, things they don;t do well<br/><br/>wle. co2 – just say no
too many disadvantages, things they don;t do well

wle.

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By: GhostRider http://bikeskirt.com/2009/02/24/the-shape-of-things-to-come/#comment-245 GhostRider Tue, 24 Feb 2009 16:54:00 +0000 http://bikeskirt.com/?p=58#comment-245 CO2 canisters are recycleable, at least...and cheap ones can be had if you go for the unthreaded BB gun cartridges made by Daisy or Copperhead. Just make sure your inflator will take unthreade carts.<br/><br/>All that being said, nothing is better than a small frame pump...Topeak, Lezyne, hell -- an old Silca frame pump! A lot less to go wrong, a lot friendlier for the environment, and a great upper-body workout to boot ;) CO2 canisters are recycleable, at least…and cheap ones can be had if you go for the unthreaded BB gun cartridges made by Daisy or Copperhead. Just make sure your inflator will take unthreade carts.

All that being said, nothing is better than a small frame pump…Topeak, Lezyne, hell — an old Silca frame pump! A lot less to go wrong, a lot friendlier for the environment, and a great upper-body workout to boot ;)

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By: spiderlegreen http://bikeskirt.com/2009/02/24/the-shape-of-things-to-come/#comment-244 spiderlegreen Tue, 24 Feb 2009 16:37:00 +0000 http://bikeskirt.com/?p=58#comment-244 As for tools. Crank Brothers has a compact, multi-tool that doesn't take up hardly any space at all. It has worked well for me. <br/><br/>$$$ is slowly making me take better care of my bike and learn more DIY. As for tools. Crank Brothers has a compact, multi-tool that doesn’t take up hardly any space at all. It has worked well for me.

$$$ is slowly making me take better care of my bike and learn more DIY.

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