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Old 10-18-04, 02:22 PM
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Bikes: 1988 Specialized Rockhopper Comp, converted for touring/commuting. 1984 Raleigh Team USA road bike.

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I know it is tought to get any kind of sealant into a presta valve. During a tour from Denver to Manitou Springs to Kansas City, I rode a 1982 Specialized Expedition. The Expedition had presta tubes and I did got the 'goathead' flats accross Kansas. I went through two patch kits (8 patches) and two new tubes. I walked my bike to a small town where, over a couple of beers, we managed to get some fix-a-flat into my presta valves. Yup, it was pretty messy. I ride all of my commuters/tourers with schrader valves and deal with the things that come with schraders. I've had good luck with the Slime so far. I also don't run high pressure. This might be part of my success.
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