Wednesday, 28 November 2007

Gas Powered....

A new company has kindly offered to help me with some product for next year...

Tyreinflators.co.uk run by Jonathon Money are specialists in Co2 inflators..

The company stock a massive range of inflators and refill cartridges at some great prices.. i have been sent one of the smallest out there, perfect for the jersey pocket while racing



This thing is so small!!!!
I have taped the 2 cartidges together and just lightly wound the adaptor onto the top of one of the cartridges with a little bit of tape to secure it on so in the event of a puncture its just a quick couple of turns to break seal on cartridge and i'm ready to go...

Racing at Coed Y Brenin this year and having 3 punctures highlighted the need to be able to get a puncture sorted and get back riding asap...even in the marathon events we may look strung out but the gaps are never that big and when changing a flat mid race i think i lose at least 10 places... yes you can chase back on but thats extra energy used.

I think this little piece of kit will be a godsend so big thanks again to Jonathon...did i mention how many Co2 cartridges i am likely to get through:)

2 comments:

Si said...

Have you ever thought about going Tubeless? I recently converted to Stan's having heard lots of good feedback from people...just a thought. Of course if destroy your tyre on a big piece of flint or slate then your shafted :\

Jsut a thought.

Paul.e said...

Alot of the guys during Transportugal ran tubeless but i saw alot of guys rip sidewalls...

If i could afford 2 sets of wheels than one would be tubeless and depending on the course as to what to run...

With the co2 though i can change a tube in a minute max as with conti speed kings they come off without tyre levers