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Has anyone ever used Slime Tubes in flatpoof tires for bike touring???

Old 11-24-15, 10:51 AM
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Has anyone ever used Slime Tubes in flatpoof tires for bike touring???

Has anyone ever used Slime Tubes in flatpoof tires for bike touring???

so let me know if they are worth buying to use inside Continental touring plus tires???... and how do you like Slime or not like Slime???
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Old 11-24-15, 11:09 AM
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I used one on my last tour. I wouldn't do it again. Good tires seem preferable. I was 90% on pavement though.
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Old 11-24-15, 11:15 AM
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I prefer bomb-proof tires or tire liners.

Slime can be a mess and it's kind of hit and miss on whether it saves you a repair.
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I used a slime tube years ago before I knew better. It didn't prevent a flat, and the green slime oozed out of the tube into the tire.

Most folks have bad things to say about the slime tubes.

Some folks have reported success by buying tubes with removable valve cores and adding 1-2 oz of Stan's or Orange Seal tubeless sealant in each tube.
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Originally Posted by MMACH 5 View Post
I prefer bomb-proof tires or tire liners.

Slime can be a mess and it's kind of hit and miss on whether it saves you a repair.
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Old 11-24-15, 02:27 PM
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I find them messy and not always successful. And, when they're not successful, they're even more messy.
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