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Old 12-10-04, 02:24 PM   #1
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Has anyone tried the Slime Lite tubes?

The Slime lite tubes claim to immediately automatically repair any puncture of 1/8th inch or less, and they are reasonably light in weight. They will also last for two years before the slime becomes ineffective. I believe the lite version of the slime tube is new. Has anyone tried them yet, and if so, how are they doing. I personally do not plan to use them, because being a nutcase, I even run Ti pedals to save weight, but I thought it made save my girlfriend some alongside the road flat repairs if I put them on her bike. Thanks for you input.
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Old 12-11-04, 12:30 PM   #2
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If you riding a MTB with pressures less then 60psi your fine and they work great. BUT if your riding a road bike and exceed those pressures then Slime is totally worthless even on the tinniest of holes. The slime will seal the leak once the psi falls below 60 or 65 and you could ride home like that, but once you go to air up past that level then psst the air pressure just blows the sealed hole sealant right out of the hole. Also once you have a leak guess what is blowing into your rim? That's right, your rim is turning into a green mess! Also the stuff gums up presta valves making it difficult to put air into the tube, but Slime use such cheap presta valves they don't last more then 1/2 dozen air refillings before they take a dump. And when putting air into the tube you have to have the valve at either the 10 or the 2 O'clock position to prevent the slime from gushing out of the valve and all over the inside of your pump.

Does any of this sound like fun to you yet? Plus these tubes weigh 125grams for the ultralight one. You would be far better off with a flat resistent tire like the Specialize Armadillo which I used in the Mojave Desert where goatheads rule the range and never got a flat after switching to those tires.
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Ouch! It doesn't sound like something that will meet my needs. I run 125 psi in my tires. I should have asked prior to ordering a three pack.
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You said you wont use them though.. does she run less pressure?
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You said you wont use them though.. does she run less pressure?
She is only a hundred pounder, so she usually runs about 110 pounds in her tires.
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