Join Date: May 2008
Location: The Mangroves, UK
I can vouch for Slime - the vile green goo you squirt into your tubes. Another post in the Hybrid thread mentions it causes a mess on high pressure tyres, but the poster seemed happy with it in his MTB. I have it in my Marathons 20" - 60PSI and no flats - but there's no telling whether thats due to the Slime or the tyres without taking the tubes out.. If it does make a mess inside the wheel it's water soluble and can be hosed out. It's no big deal. An extra level of 'get you home' insurance. The other messy fixit I've used is 'Finilec' that aerosol foam in a can sealant for car tyres. I had a persistent tube-chewing MTB tyre, in the end, rather than ditch the tyre with its un-findable flint, I filled the tube with Finilec. It held 30 PSI for months until I sold the bike.
I had Slime in my offroad motorcycles for years, but that's another story.
Last edited by snafu21; 05-04-10 at 02:22 AM.