Saturday, January 17, 2009

Short life lesson

I had a group ride today, and one of us had a flat. Three of us, using three different CO2 cartridge valve thingees couldn't get the tire to inflate. I don't know if it was a bad valve on the tire or what, but the cartridges weren't doing the trick. I took my mini-hand pump off my bike and pshh-pshh-pshh-pshh-pshh; pumped up the tire with no problem.

Sometimes the simple solutions are the best

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, and pumps are also environmentally better. I can understand CO2 cartridges for racing--quick fixes--But it's hard to justify the waste on mellow rides.

And if you run out, well then you’re out of luck. Yet, pumps always seem to have more air.

2:10 PM  
Blogger Eric said...

Maybe I should start carrying one of those again.

9:03 AM  
Blogger Kona Shelley said...

You are correct, KISS..:-)

5:57 AM  

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