Tubes Slime bike tires

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sherryc8641

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Would using silmed tires be a good or negative upgrade to my bike? (I think it would be good since it is avertised it holds air 50% better). But I thought if I use this for my motored bike there might be new problems along with it. Should I think about buying slimed tires to be on the safe side?
 


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Mile High Chop-Ped

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I have been using it in all my bike tires for more the 13 years and once it has been in the tire I have never had a flat. Put it in on a warm day and then ride like mad for 30 minutes or longer to spin it out in the tube. (This is much easier on a Motorized Bike.) It also has the added benefit of balancing your tires.
 

bamabikeguy

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Right after I started building these in 2005, I noted regular tubes having to be pumped up at least once every two or three weeks, MORESO in cold weather.

I'd say those $7 slimetubes were 200% better holding air.

HOWEVER, about 3 times they had "slow leaks", (not even slow, you could see it in a half hour). All three times it was the valve stem, which could be fixed with needlenosed pliers.
 
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Steve

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Just some info...you can buy the slime in containers at Lowe's and install it in your existing tubes.
 

bamabikeguy

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It really wasn't the slime part, but the thickness of the tube, holding air better than $1.99 tubes.

Nothing like wanting to ride, but having to pump up the tubes every few days. :???:
 

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