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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-25-2005, 02:52 AM Thread Starter
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Ever try Slime tire tubes?
Getting old fixing flat everytime take bike out
Since most of my flats are from thorns, Slime tube should work out well

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-25-2005, 03:50 AM
 
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well, honestly, ur going 2 get 2 different answers. from ur hardcore weekend warrior, they will say no, but more from a "performance" point of view. now, someone like me who just goes and qhuqs around every now and again, and doesnt care he doesnt have a $2000 mountian bike, yea, i have them in my tires for the same reason as you, fixing tires gets old quick.
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Are you keepin your tires well inflated??? That's key to "pinch" flats but if you got a real prob. with thorns...idunno...I've never tried slime,my few flats ,I've just patched or replaced the tube
my Polish friend suggests removing all the thorns in your area
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I've used it in my ATV. Does a good job. I would think that it would make the tires unevenly heavy Enough to notice on a MB. That wouldn't stop me from using it.

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I have never used it. I know some who do though, and it works well. I would probably use it if I ever rode in areas where thorns were a problem.

I don't know how well they'd seal up a pinch flat. Those are usually two small slits, rather than punctures.

For trials riding, running really low tire pressures, I found these "thorn-proof" tubes that are a good 3-4mm thick. I have never had a pinch flat with them. They are heavy though.

The downside is that it adds the worst kind of weight to your bike's wheels - rotational weight. As far as wheel weight goes, that's the weight that you notice the most while riding, because more weight on the outside means you need more torque to get moving.

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I have use the Slime tubes in my mountain bike. They do work. However what I disliked was that when I stored my bike over the Michigan winter (which mind you cna be upwards of 6 months) LOL the "slime" in the tire dried up and went to crap. For that reason I probably would not use them again. But in Cali, I dont think sitting around or freezing would be a big issue.
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Ever try Slime tire tubes?
Getting old fixing flat everytime take bike out
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Lose some weight.... J/P

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Are you keepin your tires well inflated??? That's key to "pinch" flats but if you got a real prob. with thorns...idunno...I've never tried slime,my few flats ,I've just patched or replaced the tube
my Polish friend suggests removing all the thorns in your area
Tires well inflated no problems with pinch flats. Thorns giving me problems on trails I use.
Ordered Slime tubes going to see if extra rolling weight gives any problems.

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Update, Slime tubes work great Just returned from four days riding in South and North Lake Tahoe. Pulled out five box thorns out of tires not one flat Also noticed very little rotational weight in tires.

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Are you some crazy solicitor for slime tubes?

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Are you some crazy solicitor for slime tubes?

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I was just thinking about how silly the name sounds...

Slime tubes...

Sounds like some nickel hoe you'd find walking around D-town!




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