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need slow leak cure. is there a reputable sealant for this?

Old 04-27-15, 03:43 PM
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need slow leak cure. is there a reputable sealant for this?

i have to pump my front tire every day due to slow air leakage. don't ask me to use the search function, i already did and what was addressed was stopping
a FLAT with sealant. and just got my head spinning with the different opinions.
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A sealant might work, but changing the inner tube will surely work. Or you can patch the hole in the tube. While you have the tube out, inspect the tire and make sure a thorn or piece of glass isn't still siting in it.
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Originally Posted by noglider
A sealant might work, but changing the inner tube will surely work. Or you can patch the hole in the tube. While you have the tube out, inspect the tire and make sure a thorn or piece of glass isn't still siting in it.
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You did not say if you had a presta or a Schrader valve, but the Schraeder esp put some soap suds on the valve and make sure it is not leaking, you can swap out the valve core maybe if it is the source of the leak. I have had that happen a few times over the years with car and truck tires, different valve core fixed it.
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New tube; life is too short to dick around with slow leaks.

Do check your tire for debris like noglider said...
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Inflate to 1 and 1/2 sidewall pressure and submerge the tire to find the leak. Then see if there is a bit of wire or something else causing the problem.
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Originally Posted by rmfnla
New tube; life is too short to dick around with slow leaks.

Do check your tire for debris like noglider said...
your right, just was looking for temporary fix until weather improves a bit more, to put me into "bike tinkering" mode. thanks to all for rapid response to help me out.
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