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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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    Dr. Raiyn to the rescue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Expatriate
    Dr. Raiyn to the rescue.
    <shrug> He slipped in while I was typing in another tab sending a PM. His advice is correct however

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    No, I have not Raiyn. How does one go about doing (NOT doign) this?
    Last edited by el twe; 03-20-05 at 12:38 AM. Reason: doign
    Quote Originally Posted by CardiacKid View Post
    I explained that he could never pay me enough cash for the amount of work I had put into that bike and the only way to compensate me for it was to ride the hell out of it.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtbike
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtbike
    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.
    Isn't that what Raiyn suggested?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtbike
    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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    Q: How much do we think this'll run me?
    A: $0.87
    Last edited by el twe; 03-20-05 at 03:29 PM. Reason: .87
    Quote Originally Posted by CardiacKid View Post
    I explained that he could never pay me enough cash for the amount of work I had put into that bike and the only way to compensate me for it was to ride the hell out of it.
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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.
    Quote Originally Posted by CardiacKid View Post
    I explained that he could never pay me enough cash for the amount of work I had put into that bike and the only way to compensate me for it was to ride the hell out of it.
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