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Old 12-13-04, 08:37 AM
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"my slime worked"?

Okay, if you have used slime and it worked--- what brand did you use? Was it slime in a rubber tube? or slime in a container, to be added to the tube by you?
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Old 12-13-04, 10:38 AM
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How would you know if it worked?

I had slime put in some tires at the LBS when I first bought the bike (my Trek MTB). About 7 years later, admittedly after the bike had sat for at least 5 years, I tried to pump the tires with one of those old-school hand pumps like you used to clip on to your bike. I got slime all over myself. Forgot it was in there. Road the bike for another year until finally I got a blow-out -- a real one where I was pumping the tire and the tube split right at the stem.

So, maybe the slime worked because I never got a puncture. The other one is the original.
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Old 12-13-04, 10:48 AM
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the slime brand stuff in a bottle.
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Old 12-16-04, 04:01 AM
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I've used the kind that comes inside the tube and the kind in a bottle. If you run presta valves, either buy the pre-slimed tubes, or cut a hole in the tube, slime it, then patch it, 'cuz it's next to impossible to squeeze it through the valve stem. I personally notice a huge difference in the amount of flats I get with slime, both slow leak and blowouts. We have some rough, glass strewn roads here too.
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Old 12-16-04, 07:46 AM
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I put that plastic slime liner between the tube and the tire. Haven't had a puncture since then (two months or so).
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