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Portland Design Works BARkeep CO2 Inflator

Portland Design WorksBARkeep CO2 Inflator(Return to Product Page)

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Review by Sandy Fleischman

Reviewed 1/30/2024
by Sandy Fleischman
Los Angeles
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I tossed it after one or two uses

This is a well thought out piece of bicycle engineering; the problem is, it doesn�t work! I bought this this for emergency purposes, I�m very glad that I tried it out in my garage before I had an emergency. Darn thing went flying apart and I thought it might be because I was making a mistake, I reviewed the directions did all the right stuff and it still didn�t work, right! Finally, I thought I could use it my garage, as a back up, and finally threw it away, because the danger from using this device was not worth any convenience it might have afforded. Strangely enough, the micro version with the leather sheath, from Portland Design Works, works very well. In fact, I�m buying another one for a gift. Just stay away from the barkeep and you�ll be happy Lol.

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Review by creacom

Reviewed 8/1/2015
by creacom
Cycling Enthusiast
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11 of 11 customers found this review helpful.
great inflator

- it is easy to control the flow of air

- the pressure gauge is useful

- the container keeps the hands from the cold canister

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Review by akammel

Reviewed 2/2/2019
by akammel
Daily Commuter
Texas
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Love it

I really like this product I will eventually get 2 more so I can have one on each bike and not have to swap it back and fourth

I commute with my bikes 2 road bikes & a fat-tire bike

I love the gauge feature so you can just make sure to fill the tire to the correct pressure

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Review by Fai

Reviewed 7/9/2018
by Fai
Cycling Enthusiast
Illinois
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3 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
Decided to try something more insulated

I brought the Portland Design inflator since the CO2 inflator I have don't have much insulation when gas is being

released, freezing my fingers as I'm trying to hold it steady. The only con is I can't fit the CO2 cartridge in the plastic housing without puncturing the seal. For those of you who have a saddle bag, this is no issue. For me, I have to stash it in my jersey pocket full of other stuff. an issue during the cooler month when I need to pack a light jacketarm warmerstoe coversextra gloves along with 2 cartridge, 2 tubes, 2 tire levers, Clif Bars during the 50 miles rides.

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Review by korus1409

Reviewed 11/12/2017
by korus1409
Competitive Racer
Seattle, WA
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10 of 12 customers found this review helpful.
Absolute garbage

Second use and it's already broken. Left me with a long walk in the cold rain this morning.

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Review by david

Reviewed 6/1/2015
by david
Competitive Racer
Virginia
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6 of 7 customers found this review helpful.
used this for the first time and it works great.

Works well and the gauge is a comforting help. Follow the directions closely it helps alot.

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Review by TVRider

Reviewed 9/23/2017
by TVRider
Cycling Enthusiast
Temecula, CA
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5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
Money well spent!

Read previous reviews on this inflator and decided to give it a try.

Encountered a flat on the front tire on my last ride and the inflator was used.

This Portland Design Works proved it's worth!

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