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Old 03-20-05, 12:08 AM   #1
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Getting air out of a stubborn slime tube

My slime tube must be clogged: I can't get the air out! A simple schrader valve 27x1 self0sealing slime tube that just will not lose air! Agh! And my better tire is on it! Help!
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There is probably slime stuck in the valve core. This is a common mistake people make when they fill the tire w/ slime themselves. To fix it you have to get a valve core remover that unscrews the valve. I dont know if you can clean it, but if you cant you'd have to either buy a new tube or get another valve core.
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Have you removed the valve core yet?
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Old 03-20-05, 12:33 AM   #4
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No, I have not Raiyn. How does one go about doing (NOT doign) this?
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I guess noone take my advice and listens to raiyn instead

You need a valve core remover. Go to your LBS they should have one lying around somewhere.
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I guess no one take my advice and listens to raiyn instead

You need a valve core remover. Go to your LBS they should have one lying around somewhere.
Don't take it personal man. You are right. He needs one of these:
He can get this at the local pep boys or whatever tomorrow. (Many LBS's are closed on Sunday)
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of course im right! you just have a higher post count / reputation IMO I hate that remover. It is too wide and hits the spokes. I like the one that is like a screwdriver.
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You need a valve core remover. Go to your LBS they should have one lying around somewhere.
Isn't that what Raiyn suggested?
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of course im right! you just have a higher post count / reputation IMO I hate that remover. It is too wide and hits the spokes. I like the one that is like a screwdriver.
Fair enough, but this is the one he's most likely to find tomorrow.
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Old 03-20-05, 04:38 PM   #14
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Wow. My slime just erupted all over the place. That is some messy stuff. Thanks a lot, Bell! God! Well, I got the tire off, so I can once again run 90 psi front and back. Thanks for your help, all. A real money saver.
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