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First Road Bike

Old 03-27-07, 06:51 PM
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First Road Bike

Just got my 1st Road Bike.. The 2006 Scott Speedster S20.
It's really sharp and comfortable.

Ok so my question is:

In regards to spare tubes and a pump, I have heard that a small C02 pump does the trick.
If this is so, what brand have you used that seems quite reliable?
Any tube comapnies that are better than others?

Any advice will be appriciated.

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Old 03-27-07, 06:56 PM
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i have a micro innovations c02 pump thing. it came in a neat little wallet that i can fit all my tools, tire levers etc in. i still keep a hand pump though while i ride.

tubes, right now i'm using michelin rate light tubes. they're holding air surprisingly well, and i can't speak for puncture resistance, as i'm blessed with very smooth roads free of debris here.
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I use the Topeak Road Morph pump. It looks kind of dorky strapped to the bike, but I'd rather look dorky than run out of C02 twenty miles from home. Lots of people use C02. Whatever you want to do.

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I use a Micro Innovations CO2 unit too. I take two cartridges with me, as well as 1 tube and a patch kit. If I get more than 2 flats, I also carry my cell phone to call someone to pick me up.
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I use this for CO2



Use a 14 g threaded cartridge

I think I will start carring a small pump as well....
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Road Morph on my S20 also. I carry 2 tubes in the seatbag. Just got mine in October for my 1st ride also. I love mine and am nearing 1000 miles - should get there before the weekend is through.

I realize that's not much compared to some of you, but, I've got 4 kids and am self-employed, so I'm quite proud of it.

Enjoy your new ride.
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Road Morph Mini is a good pump to carry on the bike... It's the Road Morph's little brother. Takes a little longer to get up to pressure, but it's a very good pump and doesn't take very long at all.

I have the Road Morph G that I use at home for a floor pump and a road morph mini that stays on the bike all the time.

One of the great things about the Road Morphs is that they have a base that goes against the ground, so you're not doing twice the work like with a normal bike pump. They're more like mini floor pumps.

Edit: Oh, and customer service at Todson (Topeak's parent company) is AWESOME. I've never heard any complaints at all about them.
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