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Old 12-13-02, 02:11 AM
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trmcgeehan
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Should I throw my pump away?

I carry a little portable pump on my bike, but our town's local bike guru says this marks me as a "newby." He says all I really need is one of those little CO-2 bottles you can buy from the bike catalogs for a few bucks each. This saves weight and space, he says, and gets the repaired tire up to 90 psi in an instant. Alot better than pumping your heart out for 5-10 minutes. Any thoughts on this? Should I do this? Or, should I be ultra-conservative and carry a pump and a CO-2?
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