Bicycle Mechanics - Tire sealant
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08-26-08, 11:22 PM
Ok Now I've been fixing bikes out of my garage for awhile now and was wondering if anybody has come up with a homemade tire sealant recipe,as slime is just to expensive
08-27-08, 06:46 PM
The tire sealant you speak of is a patch or a new tube.
09-01-08, 06:59 PM
I guess what i mean is like a homemade slime recipe
09-01-08, 07:26 PM
Lennard Zinn in a recent VeloNews web site tech article refers to the use of evaporated milk as a leak sealant but doesn't give details as to how it was mixed. Here is his quote:
"....in the early 1980s I used to pump evaporated milk into tubulars that had slow leaks in them. I had a frame pump I used exclusively for this purpose."
However, there was a downside to this:
"I did have some blowouts with them and can certainly relate to the putrid smell and the spray on the adjacent riders."
So, yes there is a substitute. It's obvious why it isn't more popular. :)
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