CO2 Inflation cartridge warning

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Flossie
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by Flossie

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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by dolophonic

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

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sevenbr
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by sevenbr

How many time under the sunlight?
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knh555
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by knh555

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

Flossie
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by Flossie

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

I was holidaying 15 km from Mt Ventoux
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drjones96
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by drjones96

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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Danton
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by Danton

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?

frd
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by frd

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

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currieinahurry
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by currieinahurry

while riding a carbon saddle!! :shock:
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