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post #11 of 30 (permalink) Old 06-04-2020, 03:05 PM
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I pack a small CO2 inflator that takes airgun cartridges and a small hand pump. 4-6 cartridges adds a lot of volume and could be ridden on for a short distance, but the hand pump gets the tire up to full pressure with a bit of extra effort.
I have also gone to C02 cartridges except on my overnight trips, then I carry a compressor. With the C02, even if I only get 25 lbs in the tire it will get me somewhere to fill it the rest the way, or even home on my day rides.

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I have never used them, but have 3 of those cartridges laying around in an old bikes toolkit. I think you need about 6 for a front tire and 8 for a rear. Thats going to take up more room than a pump. Just read a warning about those cartridges - apparently they get ice cold when discharging, so must carry gloves too.
Id love to buy an American made pump too and safe to assume all the cheaper ones im looking at are Chinese. Anyone know if the Stopngo or Motopump units are USA made ?
Lately ive decided to make a conscious effort to try to buy American - do you know how hard that is to do ?

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I use the Aerostich pump. It is very compact, comes with several wire attachment options and has its own cloth pouch that is just large enough to also hold some plug/repair stuff and a small pressure gauge. This all fits under my seat in front of the tail light. I love the thing, I have used it many times and have nothing but positive experience with it.

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I use the Aerostich pump. It is very compact, comes with several wire attachment options and has its own cloth pouch that is just large enough to also hold some plug/repair stuff and a small pressure gauge. This all fits under my seat in front of the tail light. I love the thing, I have used it many times and have nothing but positive experience with it.
This one ? https://www.aerostich.com/aerostich-...ompressor.html

I like that. 3" dimension may be a problem though.

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Carlson, is your StopNGo 2" thick in the case ? Im seeing conflicting dimensions.
I can check later today and let you know.

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This one ? https://www.aerostich.com/aerostich-...ompressor.html

I like that. 3" dimension may be a problem though.
That is the one. The entire thing fits in front of the tail light assembly, it does not intrude into the "storage space" under the seat at all. If you scroll through the pics there is a decent shot of the bag in a gloved hand. That will give you a very good idea of real world size. Unless you have a lot of other stuff under that seat, this thing will easily fit in there and not interfere with anything. Mine tucks completely behind the rear seat catch.

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Words of caution:

Air compressors get hot! Don't expect to be able to just chuck it back under the seat after use. Make preparations to hang it off the bike somewhere to allow it to cool off. Helmet locks are perfect for this.

Also, test your stuff! I replace my sticky strings and glue yearly. They get awfully hot under the seat. And I test my compressor every spring so there's no unpleasant surprise out on the road.

I have a Slime one under the seat. I'm not a gadget guy so I have no fusebox taking up space.
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Carlson, is your StopNGo 2" thick in the case ?
Measured it. The case without squeezing it measures 6x4x2. The pump itself is 4.25 x 3.64 x 1.75, so the case is not tight. I keep mine in the lowest "cut-out" of the plastic tray under rider's seat.. I was thinking about taking photo, but forgot the phone on the charger..

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