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    Slime Tubes

    Hey Guys, how's the ridin'?
    Got another question. When I replaced my schreader tubes with presta, I thought I'd go all the way and get some slime tubes...well, actually they're not Slime brand but Specialized. Anyhow, no matter how far or fast I ride, all the slime seems to stay in one big clump causing a serious imbalance. Is it the cold weather, did I get ripped on Specialized, or is slime true to it's name?
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    I got some slime tubes for my girlfriend once, they were useless cr#p! I put some latex-like stuff from Tufo in my sew-ups, it works pretty darn good!!

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    I can't speak for the Specialized tubes, but I've been using Slime tubes for over four months, including in temperatures below freezing and haven't felt any inbalance, or noticed any thickening. The only minor problem I've had with them was a clogged valve, but that was my mistake in pumping/letting air out with the valve at the bottom of the rim rather than the top. From people I've spoken to Slime seems to work fairly well for MTB pressures but not so well for Road, but that's just a sealing thing.

    It sounds like Specialized use a different formula to Slime.

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    Interestingly, I just repaired a slime tube yesterday.

    The slime was indeed frozen inside the tube; no question about it. It was in a hard icy lump.

    If your bike is in freezing temperatures, the slime will freeze in the tube.
    Mike

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    Originally posted by mike
    Interestingly, I just repaired a slime tube yesterday.

    The slime was indeed frozen inside the tube; no question about it. It was in a hard icy lump.

    If your bike is in freezing temperatures, the slime will freeze in the tube.
    Was the bike left in the cold prior to the repair?

    Maybe I haven't had problems because, the bike is indoors before I set off of a morning, and the liquid doesn't have time to set into a lump. All I can say is I've had no problems.

    Richard
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    Originally posted by Richard D


    Was the bike left in the cold prior to the repair?

    Maybe I haven't had problems because, the bike is indoors before I set off of a morning, and the liquid doesn't have time to set into a lump. All I can say is I've had no problems.

    Richard
    Yes, the bike was stored outside in freezing temperatures.
    Mike

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