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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 10:30 pm 
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This is what can happen if you leave a co2 cartridge in direct hot sunshine. It was in the top of a black tool box wraped in black foam and blew like a gun shot! Perhaps I ought to have known beter than to leave it in the sun :roll:


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didnt think you guys were getting that much sun this year!


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How many time under the sunlight?

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Was that at UK latitudes? Do you even get much sun there? ;)


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Ha .... In the UK, you must be joking :lol:

I was holidaying 15 km from Mt Ventoux

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This is somewhat concerning. I've been keeping mine in my saddle packs. But we have 100F+ days in July and August typically. I wonder if even being in my saddle pack (black) they are being subjected to the kind of heat that could cause that to happen.

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Wow. :shock:

On the other side, I was out for a ride the other day and punctured. No problem, I was 5km from home and had a C02 inflator and spare tube. Only the CO2 cartridge was a dud, I screwed on the inflator valve for no gas to come out, it was empty inside!

Has this happened to anyone else?


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I guess it made a nice BANG!
Imagine it happening in a saddle bag!


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while riding a carbon saddle!! :shock:
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