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Old 01-05-09, 12:23 PM   #1
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Proflate 16 (Co2 Inflator) 12 grams?

So I received this as a Christmas gift, and it only takes 16 gram non threaded cartridges according to the manufacturer.

I did however notice this guy found a way to use standard 12gram cartridges from walmart in his inflator with a penny to fill empty space. my question is can this be done with the proflate 16... does anyone know or is anyone willing to try.
http://commutebybike.com/2006/11/13/...co2-inflators/

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Old 01-05-09, 12:32 PM   #2
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It's not like you're gonna blow your hand off if it doesn't work. If that doesn't work...find something else to fill the space...melt some solder down there.
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ya I am gonna try it if no one else has yet.
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i dunno about you but a 12g isn't enough to fill my tire, even a 16g leaves me a little low on my mtn bike (good for my road bike and i usually just use a hand pump for my mtn bike)
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I stuff tissue in the end of mine
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I stuff tissue in the end of mine
are u saying it works with the proflate? or you have a different version?
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So it works.... here is what I did:

Grab supplies.


check tire pressure before:


release all air from tire.


put penny in the bottom of the proflate 16

and grab the 12 gram cartridge


Then tighten up the inflator so everything is nice and sealed and ready to use. Put it on the valve stem and inflate. Then check air pressure.


empty inflator and look at bent penny



In short, it works, I popped the penny in there and tightened everything up and the penny actually got bent into the shape of the co2 cartridge. I accidently fired some of the air from it before I put it on the valve stem so it should get you about 30-32psi in the tire.
I then took another cartridge to top off both my tires since they were both below 30 and one cartridge brought both tires from 30-45 with no trouble and a little extra to spare.
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