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Old 09-07-05, 08:42 AM   #1
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One lucky bastich

So, yesterday I stop at the LBS and pick up a couple tubes and one of them new fangled CO2 inflators (with a couple extra cartriges). I am riding into work today (about half way of my 14 mile one way commute) and I get a flat on the rear wheel. 1st time but I didn't sweat it as I have (as a child) changed many a flat. It took me about 15 minutes longer than I think it should have but what the heck, I was back in business.

I guess I need to buy a lottery ticket as I would have been hosed because the leak was at the base of the valve stem. But since I just happened to have a tube with, I was golden.

Just had to pat myself on the back,

Thanks for letting me share...

Steve
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Old 09-07-05, 08:50 AM   #2
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"fargin' bastiches" - I loved that movie. How did the CO2 inflator work? I've been thinking about switching over to save room/weight in my backpack.
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Old 09-07-05, 09:08 AM   #3
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Once I figured out how to use it, the C02 thingy worked like a champ! Especially since the pump I have is the pits.

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Old 09-07-05, 09:12 AM   #4
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I dunno, Steve. I've been doing a lot of reading lately about those CO2 inflaters. Apparently, there's some kind of problem with moles.
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