Tubes ACE Hardware

Discussion in 'Bicycle Repair' started by Baverian, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. Baverian

    Baverian Member

    My local Ace store has innertubes that already come with slime in them,around$7.95. Has anyone used these or is it better to slime them

  2. Pablo

    Pablo Motored Bikes Sponsor

    They are OK. Until you need to let the air out. Then they slime the valve. More of a pain/gimmick than anything, IMHO. OTOH, I've never got a flat with one.
  3. machiasmort

    machiasmort Active Member

    mine have held up pretty good, DOOH, to late, I typed it JINX JINX JINX

    I'll be busy saying ten rosearys now
  4. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    my plastic tire liner stopped a large staple from entering tube the other day
    I saw it sticking out of tire and thought
    oh no
    pulled it out
    no leak
    didn't go through liner

    we sold much of the gue tube stuff in our bicycle shop
    it seems to have it's place
    but can be a mess that's for sure
    for my own use -- never have really liked it

    I like that as I ride that thing
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2009
  5. bamabikeguy

    bamabikeguy Active Member

    They have them at K-Wal-mart too, same rubber thickness as the Pyramids from my bike shop....

    To lesson the squirting (if you must deflate them), is have the stem at the top, and let it sit there a few minutes. Most of the slime is then out of the way.

    You never really know if they are working on small pin***** holes, only when they don't work on huge ones.
  6. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    I don't use slime....anymore:

    I still run across the slimed tubes on donor/used bikes. I change them, if the bike is going to be something I ride.

    they are really messy, when you do get a flat. Makes for an ugly road fix. It's hard to make a patch stick, after the slime gets outside the tube!!

    good tip!!

    exactly!! hahaha

    Carry an extra tube & a pump.