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    Blue goop inside my tire?

    I took my bike for a tune up at a shop. I rode it home and the next morning it was flat. I went to go put some more air in the tire and I found blue goop near a hole in my tire. Did the bike shop do this as a quick and ****ty fix for a popped tire? Should I go back and demand that they fix the tire properly?

    I have 2 weeks off every year and I can't ride my bike on my vacation.

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    sounds like a Smurf got in there and you spun him to death...

    poor Papa Smurf!!!

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    Am I supposed to find that funny?

    ******.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icenooby View Post
    Am I supposed to find that funny?

    ******.
    You should have.


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    Are you sure it wasn't green goop. It was not used to fix your flat it used to prevent a new one. You must have gotten the flat on the way home. The Slime just slowed the leak instead completely stopping it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by icenooby View Post
    I took my bike for a tune up at a shop. I rode it home and the next morning it was flat. I went to go put some more air in the tire and I found blue goop near a hole in my tire. Did the bike shop do this as a quick and ****ty fix for a popped tire? Should I go back and demand that they fix the tire properly?

    I have 2 weeks off every year and I can't ride my bike on my vacation.

    No I think you just need to man up and learn to change a tire. No bike shop in the world is going to but slime in a tire as a quick fix.
    If it looks like the $3000 bikes but costs less than a decent helmet, it probably isn't a wise investment.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    You should have.

    what he said!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milice View Post
    No I think you just need to man up and learn to change a tire. No bike shop in the world is going to but slime in a tire as a quick fix.
    What he said,--- My LBS chewed me out in '80 for using a similar product in my tire. At the time I was a complete noob, but I never forgot that a**chewing, since then I have never put anything in my tire but air.

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    It sounds like a slime incident to me. That stuff is more trouble than it's worth and it's not unheard of to get a flat on multiple tubes. Usually the culprit is either faulty rim tape or road debris that has penetrated the tire and remains lodged in the rubber undetected. The little fragments of wire from steel belted tires are a common problem in the second instance.

    I have to go mourn Papa Smurf now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by icenooby View Post
    Am I supposed to find that funny?

    ******.
    yes you are suppose to find that funny. Take the tire off and replace the tube. No big deal. Oh and wash out the smurf.

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    Papa Smurf always said- *squish*

    (poor Brainy)

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    Fix your own flat or give the bike to someone who can.
    Bikes use brakes to stop.

    If your bike has breaks, don't ride it.

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    Most bike shops do not fix tubes, they replace them in my experience. Sounds to me like they replaced the tube with a Slime tube. More expensive and probably more profitable to the shop. Either they did not remove the cause of the original flat from the tire or you got a new puncture while riding home.

    I agree, learn to change tubes or fix flats yourself. A real money saver and you will not be stuck while out riding when you have another flat tire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by icenooby View Post
    I took my bike for a tune up at a shop. I rode it home and the next morning it was flat. I went to go put some more air in the tire and I found blue goop near a hole in my tire. Did the bike shop do this as a quick and ****ty fix for a popped tire? Should I go back and demand that they fix the tire properly?
    I have 2 weeks off every year and I can't ride my bike on my vacation
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    I don't think that OP had a flat to begin with. He said tune-up. The slime might have been in the tires all along. OP do your valve stems have green caps? and Yes! you should learn to change your own tubes.
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