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Old 04-04-16, 10:31 PM
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Am I the only idiot...

Who keeps accidentally purchasing threadless CO2 cartridges?...

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Old 04-04-16, 10:32 PM
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I've done it twice...nope, not the only idiot
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...or any CO2?

Buy a pump. Get biceps. LOL.
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Buy an inflator that use threadless C02
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Haha... I do actually have 2 pumps already, one floor type and one smaller one I do like the small CO2 adaptors though, and in fact I just ordered one more for a newer bike, along with the threadless cartridges Genius me!

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threadless cartridges (for the right inflator) are much cheaper at Walmart.
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No. Apparently there are two of you.
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Three. Threadless is the more readily available and less expensive choice and therefore a good approach. That is what I carry.
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Get an inflator that can handle both types. Mine does.
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What PW said. Though the inflator is larger, it stores a cart.
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Originally Posted by Wildwood
threadless cartridges (for the right inflator) are much cheaper at Walmart.
Yes.

If you really want C02 and are thrifty (which may seem paradoxical, but not necessarily), use a device that accepts threadless and buy a box at Walmart.
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they make them with threads?
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
What PW said. Though the inflator is larger, it stores a cart.
Right. On balance there is not much of a size difference. I just leave one cart in the inflator with the cap screwed on loosely.
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Do you not have a threadless stem? So what's the problem?
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My inflator can use either, I go the lower cost route.
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You may not be alone in this, bur OTOH if you keep buying the wrong stuff you may be an....
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Never had this problem.
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Originally Posted by Jofu
Who keeps accidentally purchasing threadless CO2 cartridges?...

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Originally Posted by datlas
Yes.

If you really want C02 and are thrifty (which may seem paradoxical, but not necessarily), use a device that accepts threadless and buy a box at Walmart.
you can also find a box of 'threaded' C02 cartridges that are very reasonably priced, if that floats your boat.
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I prefer threadless because they're a million times easier with my inflator, but everyone I split an order with wants threaded so that's what I get.
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you can also find a box of 'threaded' C02 cartridges that are very reasonably priced, if that floats your boat.
Possibly. But not as cheap or as readily available as WalMart I suspect.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Possibly. But not as cheap or as readily available as WalMart I suspect.
Red Rock Minnesota sells them for exactly the same price (sweet spot is 4 boxes of 10 for $40 for either, shipped). Don't even need to put on your Walmart best and head to the store.
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Originally Posted by kc0bbq
Red Rock Minnesota sells them for exactly the same price (sweet spot is 4 boxes of 10 for $40 for either, shipped). Don't even need to put on your Walmart best and head to the store.
But you can get 40 unthreaded ones from WalMart for $14.13. That's less than HALF the price you mention. Yes, the WalMart ones are 12g and not 16g but these will get your tires up to 90PSI which is all you need.
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