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Portland Design Works
Shiny Object CO2 Inflator Head

Mfg PartNum:002
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The Portland Design Works Shiny Object CO2 Inflator is pretty, compact, durable, and easy to use. What more could one want? The alloy body is sleek and elegant as well as small, light, and durable. Its control knob makes CO2 regulation a breeze. Fits both Presta and Schrader valves. Compatible with 16g threaded cartridges (sold separately).

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The product weight specified is an approximate weight based on the manufacturer's specifications (if available) or our measurement of one or two examples. For most products, the weight will typically vary by 5% to 10%.

 

Weight: 80 grams

 

Weight: 80 grams

 

Mfg PartNum: 002 

 

Inflator Height: 44 mm

 

Inflator Height: 1.75 Inches

 

Sleeve Length: 55 mm

 

Sleeve Length: 2.25 Inches

 

Weight (w/ cartridge): 80 grams

 

Weight (w/ cartridge): 3 oz

 

Cartridge Type: Threaded 

 

Made In: Taiwan 

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It just works! Takes up almost no space, too.
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Willamette Valley Oregon

This inflator is an improvement over my old one - it does all the old one did at a tiny fraction of the size. I was using an enclosed-cartridge inflator that used cheaper threadless CO2 cartridges. I realized at 2-3 flats per YEAR, the savings weren't worth carrying my old bulky inflator.

Haven't *needed* to use this inflator yet, but like all ride-critical tools, I home tested it, "wasting" one cartridge. It worked just fine. The valve on the inflator was easy to operate. The cartridge DOES get seriously (dangerously?) cold, but wrapping it in a cycling glove solves that problem.

Reviewed 11/2/2020
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Best CO 2 inflator.
by Michael parsons
Portland

the best i have ever owned small design and easy to use, you have full control of this inflator, solid and very light, a must have on your rides.

Reviewed 5/11/2020
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Works Great
by Cyclespeed
Northern Virginia

I Purchased this inflator after using a friend �s during a ride with the puncture. It�s solid and easy to use.

Reviewed 10/6/2020
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i have 2 one in my saddle bag and another in my wife's bag
by CoBoulder
Competitive Racer
boulder, co

i've been using these since 2013. in that time i've had 2 warranty issues which PDW replaced or repaired them. one time the center pin blew out and thus wouldn't puncture the cartridge. the second one was the dial would just spin and not move the stem. so in 6 yrs 2 failures in 50k miles. it doesn't seem that unreasonable, but if you've found a more reliable one, please share it. i love being able to slowly regulate the flow and partially inflate a tire and make sure it's seated and check for add'l leaks rather than blowing the load in one go. i also don't need the full 16g cartridge for 25mm tires, so saving a bit in the cartridge and throwing it in a jersey pocket with some extra is nice. if it had a pressure gauge, i'd give it another star.

Reviewed 1/13/2020
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Great little inflator
by Jess
Houston

Works great, small, and light. Much better than the Lezyne POS that failed when I needed it.

Reviewed 6/21/2020
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simple and robust
by Jim A
Competitive Racer
Michigan
12 of 12 customers found this review helpful.

I've tried a bunch of these over the years. Some look good, but break quickly. This one is small, simple and tough. It works when you need it.

Reviewed 8/8/2014
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Easy to use-works as expected
by Roadee
Competitive Racer
SF Bay Area

I found this inflator head super handy out on the road. I like that I can control the flow with ease. Well-built.

Reviewed 6/22/2020
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Works. Small.
by Anonymous
ohio
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Two needs for this sort of product bc 99% of the time you dont need it - that it works and its small. This product wins on both criteria.

Reviewed 1/11/2020
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Compact and Easy To Use
by BikenGrandpa
Cycling Enthusiast
Central Iowa
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Used only once and it worked great. Fits really well in my under-the-seat bag.

Reviewed 11/28/2019
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Solid design
by Sam
Cycling Enthusiast
Seattle

Solid design, durable and no problem inflating my tire.

Reviewed 9/8/2019
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Great CO2 head!
by RetinaBurn
Daily Commuter
San Jose, CA

This shiny object works great, it is so easy to regulate the flow and it will hold the leftover CO2 for days. Its small and light. You can't ask for anything more.

Reviewed 10/16/2017
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The simplest, no fail, CO2 inflater I've used.
by Marc
Cycling Enthusiast
Tualatin, OR
7 of 8 customers found this review helpful.

I have a Lezyne and Innovations valve inflators, but have replaced both with the PDW inflator. The PDW is the easiest, quickest, and fail-safe nozzle compared to the other 2. I inflate in 2 steps. At step 1, my PDW allows me to have very slow, controlled release (twist the valve knob) to minimally inflate the inner tube, but with enough air control to see the tire is properly seeded inside, around the rim. My Lezyne and Innovations is simple push, but each push comes in full bursts. I found these bursts are more difficult to control in my step 1. Step 2 is my more robust, but still controlled, release to reach my desired PSI. There are certainly experts using Lezyne and Innovations, but I'm not one of them. I don't flat that often. But, when I do, the PDW has ridden me of all my previous fumbling and frustrations I had with the other 2 brands.

Reviewed 6/15/2017
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Great Tool!
by Tomas
Seattle

This is simple, small and reliable. Well designed!

Reviewed 4/15/2017
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Outstanding tool
by BigHill
Sacramento
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Having control of air flow is what it is about! Slow or fast inflation is crucial, and this Shiny object allows this.

Reviewed 4/7/2017
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Simply the best
by jeffdags
Cycling Enthusiast
Canby, OR.
1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

This Portland Design Works inflator is so easy to use it makes me want to have a flat tire!

Reviewed 3/20/2017
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Small, light and functional
by Merlin
Cycling Enthusiast
Portland, OR

If you use CO2, this is a great device - compact and light weight.

Reviewed 6/6/2019
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It works
by cokvance
Daily Commuter
Salt Lake City, Ut
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

This is the only valve I've ever used that actually holds pressure after it's pierced the C02 cylinder. I've used the partial pressure after a couple of months of initial use. I use it and several friends use them as well, all have had the same good luck with these valves.

Reviewed 12/31/2016
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Excellent Product
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Vancouver, WA
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

This can be throttled to a minimal flow for gentle control of inflation.

Reviewed 12/26/2016
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Works perfectly
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Long Island NY
1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

It works as described. I had a flat yesterday and busted out the Shiny Object. I screwed in a CO2 and inflated the tire without the internals freezing up and with super control over the CO2 flow into the tire. There also a pressure relief hole so once you back out the cartridge it doesn't want to take off like a rocket. It slowly and safely bleeds off the excess CO2. Worth every penny.

Reviewed 7/7/2016
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item broke on 3rd use
by Dave
Cycling Enthusiast
Auburn, ca
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

bought this in Jan 2015 - Used 3 times. First use - worked as advertised. Second use - had difficulty with turn knob and burned 2 co2 cartridges to inflate tire. rd use - knob kept turning and never disbursed CO2 - never got my tire inflated. I went through another 2 cartridges and still had a mostly flat tire. Luckly a buddy had another inflator which worked by twisting the cartridge to engage rather than a knob which just spun (open or closed).

Reviewed 5/11/2016
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