Cheap source of CO2 cartridges

by oddbydefault   September 13, 2013  

...know any? eBay seems surprisingly expensive. Local hardware shops?

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You can get nitrous cartridges in bulk very easily - google cream whippers and see what pops up. I've got a feeling you can get CO2 from the same places, but that's nowhere near as fun as huffing an innertube full of nitrous halfway through a ride.

posted by bashthebox [625 posts]
13th September 2013 - 13:51

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Or cook shops would do you, too.

posted by bashthebox [625 posts]
13th September 2013 - 13:51

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posted by Spud [47 posts]
13th September 2013 - 13:53

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The Lifeline packs on Wiggle are good value. Unfortunately they are currently out of stock - again!

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/lifeline-co2-inflator-cartridges-pack-of-7/

posted by AWP [70 posts]
13th September 2013 - 14:45

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bashthebox wrote:
You can get nitrous cartridges in bulk very easily - google cream whippers and see what pops up. I've got a feeling you can get CO2 from the same places, but that's nowhere near as fun as huffing an innertube full of nitrous halfway through a ride.

I've often wondered if anyone has ever got those cartridges mixed up.

Or has anyone ever used a bike C02 adapter to get huffing some laughing gas?

posted by farrell [1330 posts]
13th September 2013 - 14:49

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Bought from http://www.co2cartridges.co.uk/ last year: 50x 12g threaded for ~£20, split with a mate. Bought in bulk for Paris-Roubaix Sportive, will last me for years of occasional use on cold, dark commutes.

posted by gavben [26 posts]
13th September 2013 - 15:08

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A pump. Gives a free source of air for the duration of it's life Wink

posted by 700c [556 posts]
13th September 2013 - 15:35

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Until it breaks... (it's happened to me twice now!).

Point taken though.

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posted by oddbydefault [91 posts]
13th September 2013 - 17:09

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bashthebox wrote:
You can get nitrous cartridges in bulk very easily - google cream whippers and see what pops up. I've got a feeling you can get CO2 from the same places, but that's nowhere near as fun as huffing an innertube full of nitrous halfway through a ride.

Really don't want to google that who knows where I will take me. Surprise

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posted by giff77 [1040 posts]
13th September 2013 - 17:40

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It's fine, legit and legal. And fun! Ahem.

posted by bashthebox [625 posts]
13th September 2013 - 18:14

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