Posted July 18, 2002 - 08:49 AM
OR just keep it around for repairs...
What does this stuff do to the balance of the tire?
Posted July 18, 2002 - 09:05 PM
I guess someone out there is gonna swear by it...but that's what it's all about.
IMHO...Keeping a spare tube or a tire patch kit handy is a better option. I even have a tiny pump that operates off nitrogen cylinders or hand pumps in 3 minutes in my pack.
Posted July 18, 2002 - 09:20 PM
However I got a nail in the tire, which went flat, pulled the nail, slimed the tire and pumped it up, same tire and tube are going 3 years later. with no leakage.
You can purchase mini tire inflators that use CO2 cartridges, and attach a small bottle of slime to your cross bar pad with zip tyes, then you know your covered most most occasions.
Posted July 18, 2002 - 09:43 PM
If you ever have to replace a ruptured tube or a tubeless ATV tire (with slime in it), you'll swear NEAR it (#$%!@).
Oh well, there's no free lunch.
I run heavy duty tubes and slime on my WR and also carry a spare tube and tools. I've not yet needed to change a pinched tube (knock on wood).
On the ATVs, I wouldn't run without the slime (and also carry some tire plugs for bigger holes). Those cactus needle holes are tough to find on a tire/tube. But, it's pretty easy to see the little bit of green that oozes out and plugs up the hole.
Posted July 18, 2002 - 09:56 PM