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    Threaded or non-threaded CO2 canisters?

    I recently bought a CO2 inflator in case of flats and it came with one non-threaded 12g canister. The inflator supposedly takes non threaded and threaded canisters as long as they are 12g. I also have a threaded inflator in case that turns out to be false. But what are the advantages and disadvantages of threaded and non threaded canisters?

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    An advantage to threaded is the campatability with an air chuck if you want to go minimal.

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    Non threaded are a lot cheaper and available lots of places. They are used to make soda water. I think nitrous oxide comes in the same size cylinder. It's ​used to make whipped cream, and as a drug of abuse by teeny boppers. Theoretically it should work although I never heard of anyone using it. Makes your tires giggle.

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    You can go to Walmart or just about any big box store and buy a box of 24 unthreaded 12g CO2 cartridges for about the cost of 3 16g threaded cartridges from the LBS. That's enough reason for me. ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mulveyr View Post
    You can go to Walmart or just about any big box store and buy a box of 24 unthreaded 12g CO2 cartridges for about the cost of 3 16g threaded cartridges from the LBS. That's enough reason for me. ;-)
    Or you could buy a box of 24 threaded for the same price as unthreaded on Amazon.
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