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    Slime Tube

    Not sure why (since I'd heard so many people here having problems with them) but I decided to try a Slime tube last time my front tube got too worn out to repair. I have had nothing but excellent results with it. Noticed a bit of weight gain but not enough to cause me any concerns on the trails. No poke flats, no pinch flats in a variety of riding conditions. One thing I really like is that I only have to top off that tire with air about once for every three or four times I do the rear (no Slime tube) tire. The Slime seems to plug the presta and it takes a bit of 'ooomph' on the pump to pop the slime plug from the valve (which is probably why it holds air so well). Anyway, I've been happy with it so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Juniper View Post
    Not sure why (since I'd heard so many people here having problems with them) but I decided to try a Slime tube last time my front tube got too worn out to repair. I have had nothing but excellent results with it. Noticed a bit of weight gain but not enough to cause me any concerns on the trails. No poke flats, no pinch flats in a variety of riding conditions. One thing I really like is that I only have to top off that tire with air about once for every three or four times I do the rear (no Slime tube) tire. The Slime seems to plug the presta and it takes a bit of 'ooomph' on the pump to pop the slime plug from the valve (which is probably why it holds air so well). Anyway, I've been happy with it so far.
    I had cereal this morning.


    Oh, and with my special tire; I don't have to ever top it off with more air.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alumrock12 View Post
    I had cereal this morning.
    Really? What kind?
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    Oh, and with my special tire; I don't have to ever top it off with more air.
    Switched to straight nitrogen did ya?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn View Post
    Really? What kind?
    Cheerios.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickds7 View Post
    Cheerios.
    um... no.

    i had honey bunches of oats; with almonds!


    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn View Post
    Switched to straight nitrogen did ya?

    there was never a switch... i've always been running it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alumrock12 View Post
    um... no.

    i had honey bunches of oats; with almonds!
    An inspired choice
    Quote Originally Posted by alumrock12 View Post

    there was never a switch... i've always been running it.
    Ooooh Spendy! I've always been a cheap SOB I've stuck with plain ol' 78% nitrogen all these years

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    why nitrogen?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Foo Rat times 3 View Post
    why nitrogen?
    because it's what the cool kids use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Temeraroius
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    Quote Originally Posted by alumrock12 View Post
    I had cereal this morning. Oh, and with my special tire; I don't have to ever top it off with more air.
    I take it you didn't find my report especially helpful. Oh well, it wasn't intended for everybody; just those who might have been wondering about the tube (as I was).

    PS: Great Grains with Almonds w/fresh blackberries and peaches this morning.
    Last edited by Juniper; 08-16-07 at 04:12 PM.
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