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    Tire sealant

    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

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    The tire sealant you speak of is a patch or a new tube.
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    I guess what i mean is like a homemade slime recipe

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    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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