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    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.

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    I, too, have a tire inflator which works without spraying CO2 all over the landscape.

    http://www.coloradocyclist.com/product/item/ZEFPFYDT
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    Planet BIke are good people (right here in Madison Wisconsin)
    I rekon this item would be good

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    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.
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    They only use Free Range CO2.

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    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.

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    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.
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    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........

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    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.
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    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.

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    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.

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    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.
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