Bicycle Mechanics - Tire sealant
Bikeforums.net is a forum about nothing but bikes. Our community can help you find information about hard-to-find and localized information like bicycle tours, specialties like where in your area to have your recumbent bike serviced, or what are the best bicycle tires and seats for the activities you use your bike for.
08-26-08, 10:22 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, 05:46 PM
The tire sealant you speak of is a patch or a new tube.
09-01-08, 05:59 PM
I guess what i mean is like a homemade slime recipe
09-01-08, 06:26 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. :)
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.12 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.