General Cycling Discussion - slime self healing tubes
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08-16-05, 01:37 PM
I searched the forums and googled it fully. Slime as we all know makes a self healing tube. I read some rants on how they are heavy. But personally i dont really care much about that. I heard about them being acidic and them destroying tires when flats occur. Is this true? Also when a flat occurs are you supposed to patch it at home or leave it be? Any experiences? Pros+Cons for commuting?
i had them on a commuting machine.
08-16-05, 09:48 PM
I run regular tubes with about an ounce of slime added...........no flats
largely ineffective, based on the customer or so per day we get with a flat and a mess. opening those up is like christmas, if you're into green gooey messes.
08-16-05, 10:39 PM
No kidding. worse still, when you have that catstrophic blowout you'll have this gooey green lubricant between your rim and flat tire. Bad ju-ju, let me tell ya. I'm still running them until I need to swap 'em, but won't replace them after my blow-out experience.
08-17-05, 07:54 AM
I quit using them, I found the slime mucked up the valves to the point I couldn't reinflate the tires.
08-17-05, 04:07 PM
ill use it on my commuter, crappy bike that doesnt matter.
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