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    New non-LBS site

    I just placed an order on a new bike parts site a friend recommended - biketiresdirect.com
    These guys have pretty good prices, better than Nashbar & Performance who I frequently buy from. I did not find a coupon code in that section of BF but only needed a few things (one being some CO2 cartrages - ah but that's another thread). Speaking of CO2 - I tried Hydrogen - you know, cause it's lighter, but you should have seen what happened when I got a blow out.

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    I've used biketiresdirect before and was happy with service, selectivity, and price.

    I'm afraid to use hydrogen in my tires...ya know...fast as I am and all...the heat from my tires could cause one hell of an explosion.

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    Nitrogen is supposed to be the THING for tire inflation. Supposedly the molecules are larger so they won't migrate through tire/tube walls or out the valve as quickly if at all. (I got this mostly from the commercials of a local auto tire vendor) but it has to count for bike tires too, yes? I've never seen little CO2 like canisters of Nitrogen though.

    On topic, I've also had good luck with Biketiresdirect, though I have no affiliation other than finding them with Google looking for... wait for it... BIKE TIRES! :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by PirateJim View Post
    Nitrogen is supposed to be the THING for tire inflation. Supposedly the molecules are larger so they won't migrate through tire/tube walls or out the valve as quickly if at all. (I got this mostly from the commercials of a local auto tire vendor) but it has to count for bike tires too, yes? I've never seen little CO2 like canisters of Nitrogen though.

    On topic, I've also had good luck with Biketiresdirect, though I have no affiliation other than finding them with Google looking for... wait for it... BIKE TIRES! :-)
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    I use a mixture of 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen, and 1% argon.

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    I get my CO2 cartridges at Wally World.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis View Post
    I've used biketiresdirect before and was happy with service, selectivity, and price.
    I've been happy with them as well. For those of us on the west coast, biketiresdirect is super quick on delivery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BengeBoy View Post
    I've been happy with them as well. For those of us on the west coast, biketiresdirect is super quick on delivery.
    +1, I have ordered from them three times now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis View Post
    I've used biketiresdirect before and was happy with service, selectivity, and price.
    They can't be that selective if they let us in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rm -rf View Post
    I use a mixture of 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen, and 1% argon.
    I use a mixture of mostly Nitrogen mixture too... and I figure if I do this, then those larger Nitrogen molecules will force out those pesky smaller molecules, so over time I will get a higher and higher volume of Nitrogen... It will never be pure, but it should get close enough for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Darwin View Post
    I use a mixture of mostly Nitrogen mixture too... and I figure if I do this, then those larger Nitrogen molecules will force out those pesky smaller molecules, so over time I will get a higher and higher volume of Nitrogen... It will never be pure, but it should get close enough for me.
    What a classic response to marketing hype!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Travis View Post
    They can't be that selective if they let us in.
    I lied when they asked: Are you, or have you ever been associated with anyone claiming to be a member of BF50+ or any other subversive organization?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Darwin View Post
    I use a mixture of mostly Nitrogen mixture too... and I figure if I do this, then those larger Nitrogen molecules will force out those pesky smaller molecules, so over time I will get a higher and higher volume of Nitrogen... It will never be pure, but it should get close enough for me.
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    On the other hand, hydrogen which is a small enough molecule to leak through the walls of black iron pipe, will not stay in your tires very long.

    When you finish a ride on your hydrogen filled tires, make sure that the ground crew uses proper antistatic proceedures to dock the bike.

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    I have used Bikesdirect too and they were fine. On the second topic of this thread I have been experimenting and having very good luck filling my tires with............................................................air.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maddmaxx View Post
    On the other hand, hydrogen which is a small enough molecule to leak through the walls of black iron pipe, will not stay in your tires very long.

    When you finish a ride on your hydrogen filled tires, make sure that the ground crew uses proper antistatic proceedures to dock the bike.
    Get out of the way, please! Oh, the humanity!

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