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View Poll Results: What do you carry for inflation of your tires
Pump
97
59.15%
CO2 with 12 gr THREADED cartridge (1 or more)
10
6.10%
CO2 with 16 gr THREADED cartridge (1 or more)
71
43.29%
CO2 with 20 gr or larger THREADED cartridge (1 or more)
2
1.22%
CO2 with 12 gr NON -THREADED cartridge (1 or more)
7
4.27%
CO2 with 16 gr NON - THREADED cartridge (1 or more)
7
4.27%
CO2 with 20 gr or larger NON - THREADED cartridge (1 or more)
0
0%
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What do you carry for inflating tires

Old 04-27-15, 06:57 AM
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What do you carry for inflating tires

What do you bring with you for inflating your tires in case of a tube change or repair.

Looking to see how many bring a pump or CO2 and whether you carry 12 gr, 16gr, or 20gr+ cartridges and whether they are threaded or not.

Please check all that apply to you.

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Old 04-27-15, 07:20 AM
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(2) 16g treaded
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I'm here to pump, you, up
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(2) threaded + light head that screws onto them + a few Parks patches
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16g threaded plus chuck, and a small frame pump.
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Originally Posted by palesaint View Post
(2) threaded + light head that screws onto them + a few Parks patches
Ditto. I carry the scab patches and an extra tube. The extra tube is in a one gallon Ziploc bag so I have a way to stick the damaged tube in my jersey without getting myself dirty. And then... if the other new (or other) tube was to get damaged... I'd have a couple tube to choose from to try to repair.

Admittedly I do things differently on my rain bike. I use thick thorn-proof tubes on the rain/back-up bike. And since those tubes are less prone to pinch-punctures (at low tire pressure) I only carry a manual pump in the trunk bag. But I still carry a normal repair kit.
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Old 04-27-15, 07:43 AM
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Airchuck Elite + 2 16g generic carts.
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Part of my desire to create this poll is not only to see how many still use a pump vs. co2 but also to see how diverse the selection of cartridges used by CO2 guys are. I know some inflators can take threaded and non threaded co2 and others offer a narrow range of sizes while other are wider. I wonder how important that is especially when you need to bum one off another rider or offer one up to help another rider out.
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Portland Design Works shiny object + 2, 16g generic carts and a Topeak mini morph pump.
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Originally Posted by Fly2High View Post
What do you bring with you for inflating your tires in case of a tube change or repair.

Looking to see how many bring a pump or CO2 and whether you carry 12 gr, 16gr, or 20gr+ cartridges and whether they are threaded or not.
Full-size frame pump. It works for an unlimited number of flats and is not terrible to use for road pressures.
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Old 04-27-15, 08:22 AM
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Three 16 gram non-threaded (one reversed in a GI Proflate and two in my seat bag) plus a mini pump.
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Old 04-27-15, 05:35 PM
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Frame mounted Floor Pump.
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Zefal HPX or mini pump, depending on bike.
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I carry 3 cartridges, inflator head, 2 tubes, tire levers, and Park patch kit. seems like overkill since I have only ever had 2 flats on the road (not on the same ride ) but better to have it and not need it than the other way.
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Old 04-27-15, 06:25 PM
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For daily commuting I carry a mini pump. For longer rides I carry a foot pump. The mini pump will give me enough air to get home if I get a small leak. If I get a puncture on a long ride, I carry a spare tube & my foot pump will enable me to get 90 psi back into my tire, I don't like using gas station air pumps...
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Two 16g threaded C02 cartridges and a mini pump.
But I could easily get away with 12g cartridges because I use the mini pump to put about 20 psi in the tube before inflation.
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Originally Posted by Fly2High View Post
Part of my desire to create this poll is not only to see how many still use a pump vs. co2 but also to see how diverse the selection of cartridges used by CO2 guys are. I know some inflators can take threaded and non threaded co2 and others offer a narrow range of sizes while other are wider. I wonder how important that is especially when you need to bum one off another rider or offer one up to help another rider out.
For the first part of your goal.. since you didn't offer a choice to answer with anything other than a CO2 cartridge, I don't think you'll be able to quantify the pump vs. CO2 thing.
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Let me check with the guy that drives my support vehicle...
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Originally Posted by SevenTwentyNine View Post
Frame mounted Floor Pump.
Do you attache it with bungee cords?
A pump that fit your frame--most likely!

I do carry 2 cartridges and compact pump!
Finally I got stronger tires and no more of those "pro 4 Michelin" even though they are very nice but fragile!
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I carry 1 16g threaded CO2 cartridge, Lezyne Trigger Drive inflator, and a Lezyne Road Drive (medium) with the inline pen gauge.
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For the first part of your goal.. since you didn't offer a choice to answer with anything other than a CO2 cartridge, I don't think you'll be able to quantify the pump vs. CO2 thing.
OK, I see what you mean. Having the multiple select doesn't tell you how many use CO2, only the options of cartridges they use. Anyone who uses more than one type will be counted more than once. OK, so I cannot tell that very well (or at all) but I can still get a feeling on what cartridges are popular and the kind of inflator most use (threaded or non threaded). The reason I am interested i this is because, when I get one, having the most tire in the popular size on... Oh wait that is something else . It is nice to have what most people use so if you have to bum one, they are most likely to have what you are looking for.

Either way, it is interesting to see that pretty much everyone who uses CO2 tends to use a threaded 16gr cartridge with their inflator. It is interesting that the few inflators that take non threaded (and cheaper ) seem to be in the minimum..

I guess it is good to know that if you take a threaded CO2, you are rather likely to find another cyclist who uses CO2 and has a threaded cartridge to offer.

I will also be surprised if people carry more than one size of CO2 Cartridge. If I assume (which I know is wrong) that most are reporting using a single cartridge size, then I can get an idea about how many pump vs. CO2 users there are. Otherwise, I can only tell how many pump users there are and which type pf cartridge is popular. Still better than nothing and it still helps me select whether usage of a non threaded cartridge is popular.

thanks everyone.

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A 12g isn't sufficient to fully inflate a road tire, which is why 16g is the norm. CO2 is most convenient and lightest but you always run thr risk of screwing up the inflation and wasting a cartridge. To offset this I typically bring 3-4 cartridges which of course takes away the weight advantage. I've switched to a high pressure frame pump which consequently weighs less than my CO2 setup with the additional benefit of being non-consumable. I also anticipate going tubeless before summer starts and CO2 causes the sealant to harden so another reason why the frame pump wins out.
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1 can of Vittoria Pit Stop and a mini-pump.
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Originally Posted by Dave Cutter View Post
The extra tube is in a one gallon Ziploc bag so I have a way to stick the damaged tube in my jersey without getting myself dirty...
I like to come home from a ride "dirty". If I 'm not matted with road grime, have chainring tatoos and blood on my jersey, I know that I haven't been trying hard enough. I think that my wife expects me to be perpetually filthy from something. An adorable attribute of being male.
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