Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Fifty Plus (50+) Share the victories, challenges, successes and special concerns of bicyclists 50 and older. Especially useful for those entering or reentering bicycling.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-03-09, 10:36 AM   #1
maddmaxx 
Small Member
Thread Starter
 
maddmaxx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Bikes: Leader home built hardtail, Diamondback Response
Posts: 7,136
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 132 Post(s)
Product review for 50+ fingers (CO2)

I think that I have finally found a CO2 inflator that will work for 50+ fingers without spraying CO2 all over the landscape and not filling a tire.

Take a look at the Planet Bike "Red Zeppelin" inflator. It screws onto your tube stem. The cartridge screws into the inflator. There is an on/off regulator knob. There is an insulator sleeve to keep your fingers from freezing. It's small and cheap (especially on Ebay) and it might actually work, unlike some of the inflators that I have seen.
maddmaxx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-09, 11:09 AM   #2
John E
feros ferio
 
John E's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: www.ci.encinitas.ca.us
Bikes: 1959 Capo; 1980 Peugeot PKN-10; 1981 Bianchi; 1988 Schwinn KOM-10;
Posts: 16,907
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 26 Post(s)
I, too, have a tire inflator which works without spraying CO2 all over the landscape.

http://www.coloradocyclist.com/product/item/ZEFPFYDT
__________________
"Early to bed, early to rise. Work like hell, and advertise." -- George Stahlman
Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
Bianchi: 1981 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069
John E is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-09, 11:47 AM   #3
Sigurdd50
Papa Wheelie
 
Sigurdd50's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Madison, Wi
Bikes: Jamis Aurora '02; Takara Medalist (650B)
Posts: 1,472
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Planet BIke are good people (right here in Madison Wisconsin)
I rekon this item would be good
Sigurdd50 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-09, 01:11 PM   #4
Allegheny Jet 
Senior Member
 
Allegheny Jet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Medina, OH
Bikes: confidential infromation that I don't even share with my wife
Posts: 5,708
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by maddmaxx View Post
I think that I have finally found a CO2 inflator that will work for 50+ fingers without spraying CO2 all over the landscape and not filling a tire.

Take a look at the Planet Bike "Red Zeppelin" inflator. It screws onto your tube stem. The cartridge screws into the inflator. There is an on/off regulator knob. There is an insulator sleeve to keep your fingers from freezing. It's small and cheap (especially on Ebay) and it might actually work, unlike some of the inflators that I have seen.

As long as the CO2 was naturally harvested and packaged, I'm OK with that.
__________________
oldschool areodynamic brick
Allegheny Jet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-09, 02:46 PM   #5
Frosty861
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: NH
Bikes: Trek 1400, Trek 6500
Posts: 117
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
They only use Free Range CO2.
Frosty861 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-09, 03:27 PM   #6
BengeBoy 
Senior Member
 
BengeBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
Bikes: 2014 Pivot Mach 5.7 MTB, 2009 Chris Boedeker custom, 1988 Tommasini Prestige, 2007 Bill Davidson custom; 1988 Specialized Stumpjumper
Posts: 6,941
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by John E View Post
I, too, have a tire inflator which works without spraying CO2 all over the landscape.

http://www.coloradocyclist.com/product/item/ZEFPFYDT
+1

Never runs out of gas, either.
BengeBoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-09, 04:52 PM   #7
BluesDawg
just keep riding
 
BluesDawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Milledgeville, Georgia
Bikes: 2015 Specialized AWOL Comp frameset (custom build), 2015 Zukas custom road, 2014 Specialized Crave Pro 29, 2003 KHS Milano Tandem, 1986 Nishiki Cadence rigid MTB, 1980ish Fuji S-12S
Posts: 13,213
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by John E View Post
I, too, have a tire inflator which works without spraying CO2 all over the landscape.

http://www.coloradocyclist.com/product/item/ZEFPFYDT
That's the one I use, too.
BluesDawg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-09, 06:45 PM   #8
Addison
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Lake Champlain/Adirondacks
Bikes: Madone 4.6,Salsa Casserole
Posts: 28
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
as it turns out, I too have one that does not spew CO2 over he landscape (the Zefal)

Didn't do me much good today when I got a flat about 15 miles from home. Bought it last summer and have not had to use it untill today. After a year or so of nonuse, it decided not to be of use at all. Thanks to the woman that picked me up and drove me home. Was in a remote area without phone, looking at a long walk home.

I bought a new bike last fall after accomplishing some goals, my old one was a 30 yr. old with a nipple for the pump, and it fit well. New bikes just don't do Zefals well, at least not mine. I've had to mount it vertically on the front stem with a couple of straps. Still, it bounces away on the roads I ride, doesn't come off but I need to stop and reset it too often. Anyway... after never using it for a year untill today, it seems the road water and moisture just got to it. I'm in a fairly remote region and I'm looking for something better. Or maybe I just got a bad pump.
I don't know the answer, but I'm just an occassional bike forum poster and visitor who is on now because I had to hobble home on a really fun after work ride because my pump failed me.

just sayin........
Addison is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-09, 07:09 PM   #9
Tom Bombadil
His Brain is Gone!
 
Tom Bombadil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Paoli, Wisconsin
Bikes: RANS Stratus, Bridgestone CB-1, Trek 7600, Sun EZ-Rider AX, Fuji Absolute 1.0, Cayne Rambler 3
Posts: 9,980
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by maddmaxx View Post

Take a look at the Planet Bike "Red Zeppelin" inflator.
I've looked at that one, Madison bike shops carry a lot of Planet Bike gear. But I like their Airship CO2 inflator better.

http://ecom1.planetbike.com/1021.html

It is very easy to use, fits Schrader and Presta, accepts 12g and 16g, both threaded and unthreaded.
__________________
"Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen." Louis L'Amour

There are two types of road bikers: bikers who are faster than me, and me. Bruce Cameron - Denver Post
Tom Bombadil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-09, 03:42 AM   #10
maddmaxx 
Small Member
Thread Starter
 
maddmaxx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Bikes: Leader home built hardtail, Diamondback Response
Posts: 7,136
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 132 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom Bombadil View Post
I've looked at that one, Madison bike shops carry a lot of Planet Bike gear. But I like their Airship CO2 inflator better.

http://ecom1.planetbike.com/1021.html

It is very easy to use, fits Schrader and Presta, accepts 12g and 16g, both threaded and unthreaded.
I had looked at that one, but I liked the screw on to the tube stem part of the Red Zeppelin. For me the CO2 is nice, it fits into the seat bag so unlike my last 2 pumps, will stay with the bike. Last week I killed my Topeak Morph on a ride so rough that parts came loose and fell off.

The only disadvantage to the Planet Bike unit is the requirement for threaded cartridges, but that is true of all of the micro inflators that have no outer housing to capture the cartridge.

By the way..................I still laugh at the flat fairy.
maddmaxx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-09, 01:46 PM   #11
Ranger63
Senior Member
 
Ranger63's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: western new york
Bikes: mid 80s Ross Centaur converted to Alfine 11 09 motobecane imortal force, 83 Ross Paragon,81 Schwinn LeTour Tourist, 91 Paramount, 93 GT converted to city bike
Posts: 719
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Co2

Yesterday was my LAST day dealing with CO2
Condensing what could easily become a novella; I had 3 cartridges and the innovation adaptor.
I also had two tubes along.
The one tube (just sold to me by a LBS no longer on my list)was 18-23x571 (ya say you're a wee bit short laddie??)instead of 700 and the other...you all know the other was the one with the leak I forgot to patch right?(The memory goes out more than the body)
Patch the 700 tube
Down to 2 cartridges..
One had half a charge(thanks to having to find the leak) and the other (still sealed btw) was empty..THANK U WalMart!

That was it..
A better lbs had the topeak mini morph and it now sits cradled between the drops on the 44cm ritchey bar thanks to two strips of HD double sided velcro.
If the mini morph works half as well as the road morph g I have on the paramounts bar mounted tranist bag, I'll be estatic.
Ranger63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-09, 02:08 PM   #12
stapfam
Time for a change.
 
stapfam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: 6 miles inland from the coast of Sussex, in the South East of England
Bikes: Dale MT2000. Bianchi FS920 Kona Explosif. Giant TCR C. Boreas Ignis. Pinarello Fp Uno.
Posts: 19,915
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ranger63 View Post
A better lbs had the topeak mini morph and it now sits cradled between the drops on the 44cm ritchey bar thanks to two strips of HD double sided velcro.
If the mini morph works half as well as the road morph g I have on the paramounts bar mounted tranist bag, I'll be estatic.

I wanted a good pump for the road bike and got the Mini-Morph. Didn't have to use it for a few months but it is fantastic. Only problem is that it does take a lot of pumps to get up to pressure in the tyre- No effort but it is a small volume pump. I then got the road morph and still haven't had to use that- but I loaned it to a rider on the road with CO2 that ran out and he thought it was good. Good enough for him to buy one next time he went to the LBS.
__________________
How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.


Spike Milligan
stapfam is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:34 PM.