Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
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Slime definitely works against small punctures caused by nails, thorns and small shards of glass. It isn't at all messy as long as it works since it's fully contained in the tube, or maybe a few drops weep out during the sealing process.
The trade off is that when it doesn't work like on a bigger glass cut, it makes a mess and the tube often can't be patched.
Slime might make sense, if you're getting lots of small punctures, and I think it's a better alternative than tire liners. But if you ride through a glass minefield, and get cuts and slashes you'll regret sliming your tires.
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