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    Slime at -7 deg. F

    Anyone out there know if the Slime or AIRLOCK MTB tubes will work (seal a leak) at -7 degrees Fahrenheit?

    Basically at what temperature does the goo inside turn into a solid?

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    I use this stuff called True Goo. I have been out in -15 (F) have not notice any solidification.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canned freddy
    Anyone out there know if the Slime or AIRLOCK MTB tubes will work (seal a leak) at -7 degrees Fahrenheit?

    Basically at what temperature does the goo inside turn into a solid?
    Likely not. But then Slime tubes failed in every way possible even when warm. Avoid them. Learn from my mistakes.
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    All the slime tubes did for me was ruin a really nice pressure gauge and oh yeah a nice face shot of the stuff when pumping the up. they never held pressure when warm i dont suspect they will when cold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CastIron
    Likely not. But then Slime tubes failed in every way possible even when warm. Avoid them. Learn from my mistakes.
    +a million!

    Slime itself may be great when added to a normal tube, but slime brand tubes absolutely suck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eggplant Jeff
    +a million!

    Slime itself may be great when added to a normal tube, but slime brand tubes absolutely suck.
    This is my situation, and I've commuted in below zero on a number of occassions.
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    I use slime in all of my bike tires, and would recommend that when you fill it, fill it only at 3 and 9 o' clock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaemonLee
    I use slime in all of my bike tires, and would recommend that when you fill it, fill it only at 3 and 9 o' clock.
    I'm usually at work at those times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger
    I'm usually at work at those times.

    Funny. I meant the situation of the Bike Valve.

    In case those that don't know what those are, just imagine a big clock and place that image over your bike tire.

    In rudimentary perspective.

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    My new Giant Cypress comes with Slime tires. Now I'm afraid to check the pressure or fill them with air.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stokell
    My new Giant Cypress comes with Slime tires. Now I'm afraid to check the pressure or fill them with air.
    Absolutely no reason to be afraid. For the most part you shouldn't even know the slime in there. The valve stem will keep the slime at bay. I don't worry about valve stem postition when i remove tube, etc. I simply have never had a problem with the slime coming out.

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    Oddly, Ranger, I never did either, with presta valves. The previous bike worked with schrader valves, though, and the valves sometimes got stuck closed.

    Hey, stokell, the new love of my life is also a Cypress.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stokell
    My new Giant Cypress comes with Slime tires. Now I'm afraid to check the pressure or fill them with air.
    My Cypress is getting closer to being one year old and I have never had any problems with the tubes. Use common sense when airing tires or checking pressure and make sure the valve stem is near the twelve o'clock position when checking air, as you should with any liquid filled tire.
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