CO2 cartridge in piece of tube.
It's a watchamacalit.
(CO2 cartridge-don't freezer burn your fingers thingie?)
As much as you paid for that Beemer [Mercedies, Audi, Escalade], I'm surprised it didn't come equipped with turn signals.
I bet it also works well for not freezing your fingers off.
I've got to do that - photojoe was bellyaching about my clinking on the ride.
run tubeless tires and you won't need any of those thinamgiggies
"I've wanted you to succeed, but watching you find excuse after excuse after excuse and then laugh it off as the loveable, quirky, chubby guy is getting old."--Ill.Clyde
I use rubber tubing on my metal paintball gear so I don't sound like the stinkin ice cream man when playing.
But great idea nonetheless.
Looking forward to my winter commuting adventure.....
But I LIKE hearing the CO2 cartridges clinking in my seat bag. If I can still hear them, it means I'm still alive!!
TrojanHorse was VERY MUCH alive for the full 96 miles of Cool Breeze.
If at first you don't succeed, Skydiving is not the sport for you!
Awesome wheelset build!! I'm running Alpha 400's on CXray spokes, blu alum nips, old neuvation hubs w/ ceramic bearing upgade, 25C Hutchinson Intense tires. I haven't had a flat for the near 1000mile in 2months they been on the bike. They are about 100grams lighter then the Spinergy PBO Xaero I was running, smoother and faster to spin up and at speeds. Switching back to the PBOs for a ride and I can feel the wind drag over 15mph pretty easy.
Last edited by jsigone; 08-28-13 at 05:56 PM.
I'm fascinated by tubeless and will get around to it sooner than later, I think. I was watching (by accident) last year's Iron Man and the guy in the lead on the bike portion had a flat front tire. it was alternately sad/comical - he got the wheel off, got his patch kit out (or maybe a spare tube) and couldn't get the wheel off the rim. His hands looked like they were shaking, which is understandable but he basically lost 5 min. waiting for a neutral service motorbike to catch up and give him a loaner front.
Why would people in those races use regular tires & tubes? It makes no sense.
Oh and I just got an awesome set for my singlespeed 29er last week
Blue HOPE hubs, DT comp spokes, blue alum nips and WTB Frequency tubeless rims
The rear hub sounds CRAZY!!!
Mr. Kettle, on the other hand, has several new sets within the last 2 years! I don't think he rides the same set twice!