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kave

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Without wishing to be confrontational, can anyone explain why roadies find it acceptable to just ditch their Co2 bottles in the road?
Same reason there are random plastic trash at any road.
Motorcylists use them as well. Never used one, I have a pump with me at all times.
 
M88GAV

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CO2 bottles? you mean to inflate wheels after a puncture?

I don't know many that use them, but I've never seen one been thrown away after an emergency repair.

Personally I use tubeless, and you can't use CO2 to inflate tubeless wheels (it dries the sealant). Not that I've ever punctured since switching though.
Same for me on both, never seen anyone throwing a canister and switched to tubeless
 
GrumpyGranddad

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Probably not from cyclists but from kids who use it as a drug. Quite a huge problem in NL at least!
Agree @Peter84
Quite often find a small pile of them at my allotment car park. It’s not a thoroughfare for cyclists so most probably youngsters getting high.
 
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Without wishing to be confrontational, can anyone explain why roadies find it acceptable to just ditch their Co2 bottles in the road?
It sounds like discarded nitrous oxide (laughing gas) containers from substance abuse, especially if there is more than one. They look the same shape and size.
 
sapto

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Trailcenter Ftan near Scuol. Not crowded and brandnew, worth visiting area when travelling to/from Innsbruck, Ofenpass/St. Moritz.
 
jonr71

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Put my bike on the back of the van for the first time at the weekend. Headed off to a lovely woodland area. All the car parks had 1m83cm height restrictions... Apart from one which had a caravan crashed into it. So I drove almost all the way home again. Later I bumped into a friend of mine and told them the story, they said "oh we live 2 minutes from there, you should have just parked in our drive. Anyway, I still go out, tested the rack and rode a few miles. a6e9abaf-ab75-415e-967f-a541ff52cc8e (1).jpeg
 
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I just can't get my head around how VW managed to design the 5/6 racks so the bike sits so high.
I know it's all to do with regs and lights and number plate viz etc but really?

Must be a PITA on French Autoroutes at the toll gate not being able to use the fast lane? I've had a situation before like this when the machine thinks you're a truck and the ticket pops out of the high level slot so you can't reach it!:headbang
 
dspuk

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My ride from Saturdays Castle Howard Triathlon. We didn't camp there - not quite ready to go off grid yet, but will next year.
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Mafalda came though and we stayed in a tiny AirBNB - with our Cali coming in useful at the event and to cook tea in on the Friday night! I am still looking for a good bike storage solution. I don't want a tailgate rack, blocks the back, and it's a reasonably expensive carbon bike - don't want to tempt the thieving fraternity at rest stops or campsites. The bike went in the back with both wheels off and the seat moved forward a tad, which was fine, if not neat or ideal. ATM I'm looking at the following bag that looks like it JUST fits on the rear shelf but could also wedge between the passenger and drivers seats. The muse on solution continues.

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Ch1pbutty

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I just can't get my head around how VW managed to design the 5/6 racks so the bike sits so high.
I know it's all to do with regs and lights and number plate viz etc but really?

Must be a PITA on French Autoroutes at the toll gate not being able to use the fast lane? I've had a situation before like this when the machine thinks you're a truck and the ticket pops out of the high level slot so you can't reach it!:headbang
We use the fast lane with boards on the roof + bikes on the back. We have the tag on the windscreen so no need for ticket. Only some of the fast lanes have a height restriction.
 
sidepod

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Only some of the fast lanes have a height restriction.

I'd never noticed that, I always just head for the height restricted lane and wait for the buzz.
 
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