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CO2 Inflation cartridge warning

Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 10:30 pm
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:

CO2 Inflation cartridge warning

Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 10:30 pm
by Weenie

Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 2:09 am
by dolophonic
didnt think you guys were getting that much sun this year!

Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 5:04 am
by sevenbr
How many time under the sunlight?

Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 10:42 am
by knh555
Was that at UK latitudes? Do you even get much sun there? ;)

Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 4:21 pm
by Flossie
Ha .... In the UK, you must be joking :lol:

I was holidaying 15 km from Mt Ventoux

Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 6:03 pm
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.

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 1:02 pm
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?

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 1:18 pm
by frd
I guess it made a nice BANG!
Imagine it happening in a saddle bag!

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 1:19 pm
by currieinahurry
while riding a carbon saddle!! :shock:
tikka

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 1:19 pm
by Weenie