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Saw this fullsize folding bike on Kickstarter.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1519517312/fubi-the-most-compact-full-sized-foldable-bike-in

 

Although I question the durability of the tubes just snapped together.  Having a tube pop out during a bump would be so bad.

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Saw this fullsize folding bike on Kickstarter.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1519517312/fubi-the-most-compact-full-sized-foldable-bike-in

 

Although I question the durability of the tubes just snapped together.  Having a tube pop out during a bump would be so bad.

The drivetrain is what interests me on this bike. We played around with something similar  a while back and could not get it to be stable.

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Can anyone recommend me a portable tire pump that is reliable?  I bought a cheap one from Bell, and it really was a one time use pump haha.

 

I've been eyeing two portable pumps, but I'm settling with a C02 setup for now.

 

Topeak Road Morph G Bike Pump w/gauge

Lezyne Micro Floor Drive HP Pump w/gauge

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I have 2 Topeak Micro Rocket CB pumps (160psi/11 bar). Used it for the first time last week - took forever:rolleyes: to inflate the rear tire to 80-85 lbs. I wanted more psi but was on a night ride along the ocean - under dressed, I might add and got caught in darkness. As sweat turned chilly, I just wanted outta there.

 

Normally, I carry CO2 carts as backup - forgot 'em. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: What I try to do is use the CO2 for the rear wheels and pump the front to cut costs. But will use the carts on the front when time is of essence. 

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I have 2 Topeak Micro Rocket CB pumps (160psi/11 bar). Used it for the first time last week - took forever:rolleyes: to inflate the rear tire to 80-85 lbs. I wanted more psi but was on a night ride along the ocean - under dressed, I might add and got caught in darkness. As sweat turned chilly, I just wanted outta there.

 

Normally, I carry CO2 carts as backup - forgot 'em. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: What I try to do is use the CO2 for the rear wheels and pump the front to cut costs. But will use the carts on the front when time is of essence. 


Cartridges should be about a buck a pop if you shop well. I have the topeak as well and it is definitely a last resort, takes forever, gets red hot and leaves you too tired to ride home:D

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Cartridges should be about a buck a pop if you shop well. I have the topeak as well and it is definitely a last resort, takes forever, gets red hot and leaves you too tired to ride home:D

 

:thumb: Part of the workout! I agree on the time and effort and set priorities - I always want the rear tire to receive the best! The front too, but I'm willing to work at it. As far as costs go, there are hidden costs. I'm always concerned with the environment.

 

Is this something that can be refilled, recycled?

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:thumb: Part of the workout! I agree on the time and effort and set priorities - I always want the rear tire to receive the best! The front too, but I'm willing to work at it. As far as costs go, there are hidden costs. I'm always concerned with the environment.

 

Is this something that can be refilled, recycled?


I get mine in bulk from a paintball supply place. There is however a bulk CO2 system but it is large, about the size of a water bottle. If you have a paintball joint around you should drop in and have a look round.

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I get mine in bulk from a paintball supply place. There is however a bulk CO2 system but it is large, about the size of a water bottle. If you have a paintball joint around you should drop in and have a look round.

 

I never really worried about convenience before last year. But then my status changed and I found myself On-call while trying to 'neak a ride in here and there. Suddenly, time mattered, so I hopped aboard the Co2 train! And now :blink: I'm concerned with wastes...

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I never really worried about convenience before last year. But then my status changed and I found myself On-call while trying to 'neak a ride in here and there. Suddenly, time mattered, so I hopped aboard the Co2 train! And now :blink: I'm concerned with wastes...


Yes, the empties can stack up. In your neck of the woods I'm surprised that there is not a CO2 tax:)

 

There are compressed air cartridges as well but they are really pricey. Air pistol shooters use scuba emergency buddy bottles, but up here it is just a hassle and a half to get a scuba shop to fill anything but a divers tank, and the regulator to get the pressure down to reasonable for a tire is large and costs a fortune.

 

Some genius needs to get a bracket and cog system for the pump so you can mount it in place of the wheel and pedal to fill the tire.

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Since last year, I've only used the carts about 1/3 the time. What I have done, is gifted a handful to stranded riders, I love the sense of spirit. I too, have been helped greatly in times past, so I always try to carry an extra! 

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Since last year, I've only used the carts about 1/3 the time. What I have done, is gifted a handful to stranded riders, I love the sense of spirit. I too, have been helped greatly in times past, so I always try to carry an extra! 


Yes cycling is one of the last bastions of civility left (messengers excepted:))

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Go tubeless and stop messing with all those flats smily_headphones1.gif
Road tubeless has come a long way...MTB tubeless is the norm
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Yes cycling is one of the last bastions of civility left (messengers excepted:))

+1. 

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Can anyone recommend me a portable tire pump that is reliable?  I bought a cheap one from Bell, and it really was a one time use pump haha.

I used and really liked this one:


Topeak Pocket Rocket Master Blaster Bike Pump by Topeak http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000FI6XGC/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_xC6Bsb14DYVSZ
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