What is the best tube for tires? How about slime?
Posted May 26, 2003 - 05:13 PM
Posted May 26, 2003 - 05:51 PM
Did you keep the old tube? What kind of a puncture or tear did you have?
Time to learn how to change you own tubes out. Gives you the opportunity to inspect the inside of the rim for problems. You may need to add a liner. An old tube cut up, duct tape or a manufactured rubber liner would help with wear problems.
Posted November 17, 2004 - 06:50 PM
Posted November 17, 2004 - 07:17 PM
Posted November 18, 2004 - 11:39 AM
Sime is the best stuff ever invented for mountainbikes (or kids bikes). I dont know if I would be so excited about it in a motorcycle application.
If your getting holes in your tubes from thorns, slime would do it. If it is from a pinch flat, no way will it do much.
I actually quit getting pinch flats when I started using slime in the front tube. It lubes the tube and slides instead of snake biting....I wouldn't ride without it, at least in the front, never had a pinch flat in the rear.
I run 11-12psi in frt, ~10-11 in back......no pinches in the S.AZ rocks, which are plentiful and mean!
Posted November 18, 2004 - 11:51 AM
I also run 16-17 psi front and rear. Much more than that and handling really goes away. In rare instances, I've still gotten a pinch flat in the front but I'm running hard when it happened through nasty rocks. BrandonW can see exactly where I had the last one.
I also run a stout front tire for most of my riding. This time I've got a Maxxis IT up front so we'll see how that holds up against high speed rock runs.
Posted November 26, 2004 - 05:14 PM
How do you use slime anyway? Correct me if I'm wrong, but does it go into the tube or outside it? I wouldn't think it would be a problem to change a tire if the stuff is in the tube and the tube is not slit open.
Posted November 26, 2004 - 07:03 PM
Posted November 28, 2004 - 06:40 PM