(Tuesday, February 24, 2009)
I got to wondering about this when I saw one of Blackburn's latest CO2/multi-tool widgets. For some reason I've always associated CO2 cartridges with road bikes, and as an owner of everything but, I've never considered them.
So I was curious if commuters use 'em, and decided to conduct a Twitter poll:
Some of the more interesting tweets:
@davidjschloss - both. Pump if you've got time on the way to work, co2 if you flat in the rain
@ryanalward - CO2 for really horrible conditions(rain, late to work), pump for the rest. It is more ecofriendly that way.
@mtbJohn - Mini-pump for me. CO2 is fast but I don't like the disposable nature of them.
@panasonicyouth - RoadMorph portable floor pump. CO2 is not dependable enough and the RoadMorph has saved my ride more times than I can count.
@roncreel - My vote: mini-pump. Just seems to be more disposable if lost, stolen, or thrown at a motorist driving in the bicycle lane