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Anyone try Slime Road Tubes?(4 posts)

Anyone try Slime Road Tubes?Cactus1
Apr 20, 2002 7:53 PM
I'll try them soon, but I thought I'd ask to see what other people's experience with them are. If you've tried Slime Road tubes, let's hear what you think!

I haveChaz_cycles
Apr 20, 2002 10:36 PM
I have tried them and they work pretty well. I only put them in my Spinergy wheels because they are such a pain to change. They have been in there for almost a year with no flats yet. The only problem I have heard about them is if you get a large cut in the tube you get slime all over.
Work on small punctures, but...cory
Apr 22, 2002 8:25 AM
They work as advertised on little holes (though I have a hell of a lot more flats than the other poster, who said he's ridden a year without one). I don't use them much, though, because the roads around here are littered with glass (Friday night high school beer drinkers throw the bottles out when they're done, so they don't get caught with empties; it's sort of a local sport). Any hole bigger than a pinprick leaks Slime out, and I've had trouble cleaning it off the outside of the tube so patches will stick.
Work on small punctures, but...bam83
Apr 23, 2002 7:23 AM
yeah, they work pretty good and have saved me from having to patch or replace my tube for smaller punctures. I have had them flat on me with a large puncture once, but they also saved me from a large puncture once. The large punture also put a large hole in my tire too and the slime spewed out on both me and my bike when this happened-- dries as almost a thread like material. They work good, but I would suggest bringing a spare tube bc if they don't work it is hard to use patches (at least glueless) on them.