Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-10-02, 12:08 PM   #1
Matadon
Mister Slick
Thread Starter
 
Matadon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Sacramento, CA
Bikes:
Posts: 373
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Slime?

Anyone used the Slime tire-liners? Whaddayathink?
Matadon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-02, 04:10 PM   #2
poptart
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: IN
Bikes:
Posts: 184
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If you mean the actual Slime-brand tire liners, i've used those for thorny mtb courses and like them. They are lighter and more flexible than some of the other liners(e.g. Mr. Tuffy).

Slime TUBES are another matter. This is purely an LBS employee opinion here...I hate those suckers. Kids always bring in nasty snake-bite flats leaking that stuff all over...uhhhg.
Mom wonders why "junior" is *still* getting flats after she spent the $$$. We have to explain that they self-seal for thorns and small punctures but not for 10-year old boys bashing their tires into curbs.

Rant off.
poptart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-02, 04:28 PM   #3
Matadon
Mister Slick
Thread Starter
 
Matadon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Sacramento, CA
Bikes:
Posts: 373
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally posted by poptart
If you mean the actual Slime-brand tire liners, i've used those for thorny mtb courses and like them. They are lighter and more flexible than some of the other liners(e.g. Mr. Tuffy).



Slime TUBES are another matter. This is purely an LBS employee opinion here...I hate those suckers. Kids always bring in nasty snake-bite flats leaking that stuff all over...uhhhg.

Mom wonders why "junior" is *still* getting flats after she spent the $$$. We have to explain that they self-seal for thorns and small punctures but not for 10-year old boys bashing their tires into curbs.



Rant off.
The former, not the latter; I'm happy with my Nimbus tires, and will likely get another set. I've had about four flats in a week, and figured that since this is a commuter, tire liners would be a reasonable investment.
Matadon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-02, 05:16 AM   #4
Richard D
Donating member
 
Richard D's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Faversham, Kent, UK
Bikes:
Posts: 1,852
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I've been using the tubes for 900 miles now inside Vredestein Spiders but whether it's because of the tubes, the tyres or just luck that I haven't had a puncture yet I don't know

Richard
__________________
Currently riding an MTB with a split personality - commuting, touring, riding for the sake of riding, on or off road :)
Richard D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-02, 09:08 AM   #5
John E
feros ferio
 
John E's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: www.ci.encinitas.ca.us
Bikes: 1959 Capo; 1980 Peugeot PKN-10; 1981 Bianchi; 1988 Schwinn KOM-10;
Posts: 17,314
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 141 Post(s)
I use various Mr. Tuffy and Slime liners in all of the family's mountain bikes. I don't have them in my road bikes, because I already run Armadillo tyres on the two commuting/transportation bikes, and I don't want the extra rotating weight on the Bianchi.
__________________
"Early to bed, early to rise. Work like hell, and advertise." -- George Stahlman
Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
Bianchi: 1981 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069
John E is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-02, 05:01 PM   #6
Campag Fetish Boy
I'm newly in love
 
Campag Fetish Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Wales
Bikes: Ribble Sportive 7005 Veloce
Posts: 178
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Or poptart what about those occasions when you get a trainee to replace an inner tube. As they pump up the tyre you notice the tube has bulged under the tyrewall and is expanding at an impressive rate - you rush to let the tube down then BANG!!!! green Slime all over the workshop and yoursel and young collegue.

Just call me a bitter man.
Campag Fetish Boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-02, 06:00 AM   #7
Mzungu
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Arusha, Tanzania
Bikes:
Posts: 124
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
In thorn country off road i use the liner, and have kevlar in the tyres, AND SLIME in the tubes.

As discussed on the forum smooth the ends of the liners or they will eventually cause a flat themselves where they overlap.

Thorns will go through kevlar, through liners , and the sidewall but they all help. I won't go serious mountain biking with someone around here if they don't have slime+liner. They end up walking home or stuffing their tyres with grass.

They are heavy though.

Ride flat free (As Pat would say)

Erik
Mzungu is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:21 AM.