A while ago we reviewed the Genuine Innovations Tire Inflation Wallet. We thought it was a pretty cool device that could get someone back on the road in no time.
The only problem with it is the cost of replacement CO2 cartridges. The inflator uses a 16 gram cartridge and most sporting goods store only carry 12 grams. Bike shops do sell the 16 gram kind, but it can get pricey, up to $20 for a pack of 4!
So here’s a tip on how you can use 12 gram cartridges that you can buy from Wally World. The 12 gram kind can be bought as cheap as $10 for a box of 20.
Here’s what you do. You get your Ultiflate Plus Inflator, a 12 gram CO2 cartridge and a penny.
Take the penny and slide it in the CO2 holder.
Insert the 12 gram CO2 cartridge.
Place the lid, and screw it on very tightly.
Keep in mind you may want use 2, 12 gram cartridges to full inflate your wheel. However, one is enough to get you home.
Hopefully this will not only help you save money, but to get you home.