Reddit Reddit reviews Portland Design Works Shiny Object CO2 Inflator

We found 12 Reddit comments about Portland Design Works Shiny Object CO2 Inflator. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

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Portland Design Works Shiny Object CO2 Inflator
CO2 inflator head made of indestructible alloyInflates bike tires in seconds with C02 cartridgeFits on both Presta and Schrader valvesControl knob regulates speed of CO2 releaseMeasures 1.75 inches tall; weighs 1.5 ounces
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12 Reddit comments about Portland Design Works Shiny Object CO2 Inflator:

u/CarbonUnit8472 · 5 pointsr/cycling

I have this one and really like it. It lets me transfer all the goods from one bike to another easily.

What I have in mine:

  • CO2 canisters ex
  • CO2 inflater ex
  • Patch kit ex
  • Tire levers ex
  • Allen key tool ex
  • Tweezers (I use these to get things like thorns out of my tire)
  • Spare chain link ex (just be sure you get the correct one)
u/chabz5000 · 5 pointsr/bikeboston

if you are going full rain-gear, it would include either making your only bike all-weather compatible (full fenders, etc) with the understanding that it will be clunkier to ride and will deteriorate more quickly (rust, sand, drive train, brakes). if you can swing it, get a beater bike that is specifically set up for rain and keep your nice bike (if your bike is nice) in fair weather condition.


carry a basic toolkit (spanner, hex wrench multi tool, spoke wrench, tire levers) and a spare tube or two. unless you want to carry a small handpump, you could invest in some CO2 cartridges and a small inflator. include some elastics, bungees, and a small roll of rubberized gaffer tape (just tear a strip of a few feet and roll it on itself so you have a little finger of black magic) -- the tape can be used for many things, from lashing something to your frame to layering up and booting a tire puncture. last but not least, buy a box of rubber gloves, and keep a few pairs rolled up in your kit. all of this can fit in a small saddlebag, handlebar bag, or hip pouch.


along with your standard toolkit and flat repair/replacement kit, carry an emergency rain poncho and a pair of rubber boot covers. boot covers are especially nice if you end up getting a pair of shoes that you don't want sprayed with water and sand should you get caught in a downpour or have to ride on sticky/tacky surfaces after a rain.


if there is a chance you are going to be riding at night, get a rear flasher and a good headlight (a powerful LED array with multiple modes & brightnesses). good lights usually have a rechargeable external battery pack -- carry a spare battery pack or at least get a few cheap LED flashers (frog knog or similar) to keep in your toolkit as a backup.


one last thing that i find helpful is keeping a few drawstring backpacks rolled up in my kits, as they can really come in handy if you need to pick up or carry something (or remove some clothing) unexpectedly. when not in use they fold up smaller than a deck of cards. if you have to lock your bike up outside and have a nice saddle, you can tie one of these over it so it's not so obviously nice.


i didn't really answer any if your big questions with specific recommendations, or cover any basic cycling equipment (like riding gloves or bike locks), but these are little tricks or lightbulb discoveries that i've picked up over biking in the city for the past 12 or 13 years. most of the small things are non-essential, but come in very handy and can save a lot of unneeded cleanup and frustration. now i never ride without them.

u/dmkk · 3 pointsr/EDC

I own this one. And while it is a bit pricy, it has a solid feel to it. And adjustable knob to control flow.

u/nivvis · 3 pointsr/bicycling

I'm not sure if you're against CO2, but the PDW Shiny Object is great with 1 or 2 16g CO2 cartidges.

u/Jehu920 · 3 pointsr/FixedGearBicycle
u/marcusthegladiator · 3 pointsr/bicycling

You should have a seat bag with CO2, a patch kit, and a multi tool.
Never ever leave home without it.
When I go on really long rides, I have a trunk bag with all my tools, tube, and a couple extra spokes. It beats being stuck somewhere.

For a solo multi tool, I have this.

The best CO2 deal you will find is this and this.

And any patch kit will due. But you can try for glueless if you just want to make it to the bike shop for a new tube.

u/donkeyrocket · 3 pointsr/bicycling

I don't even know what three of the four wrenches are even for. OP rides a fixie with no brakes. A wrench and two allen keys can loosen/tighten every nut and bolt for roadside maintenance.

CO2 is a must. I use this one. Accidentally blew the gasket out once but overall haven't had an issue at all.

u/Cogged · 2 pointsr/phillycycling

Avoid the plastic heads/housings. I've had those fail under such light usage and swore off them.

Since then my go to has been this Portland Design Works head. It is fantastic and quality.
Portland Design Works Shiny Object CO2 Inflator

u/awesometographer · 1 pointr/bicycling

I use one of these CO2 pumps - this with 2 cartridges is very small, cheap, and fits in my seat bag. I buy a 6 pack of cartridges for like $12. So $30 initial for 6 fills, and then $2 per refill.

u/ecksplosion · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

I'm new to all this, but I know you can get super tiny CO2 cartridges and regulators for cycling. Since you're not targeting a set pressure and just adding back CO2, this might be a really simple option.

Something like this:

u/kameto · 1 pointr/bicycling

Not a pump, but this has saved me and quite a few stranded cyclists out. Portland Design Works Shiny Object CO2 Inflator

u/[deleted] · 0 pointsr/bicycling