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ScottyR

Green Slime?

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Any one try this stuff? How did it work? I am going away for 3 days this weekend to ride in some really rocky terrain and dont want to get a flat. Any other suggestions...

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I have uesd the green slime for years it works geart,put it in the tube air up the tire and go ride to move the slime around inside the tube. :)

monty

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I seemed to get flats often in the past riding in the sticks (and locust trees) in Ohio. So I did what you are thinking and added some slime --haven't had a flat in 6 months since using it and one time I *knew* I had rode through a locust patch (long, sharp,spiney thorns) and virtually guaranteed a flat. Maybe they work. I guess the real test will come after more time as passed, but so far so good!

You may notice the front end steering a little slower (theoretic, I didn't notice anything) due to the increased rolling mass, I think you need about 8oz (1/2 lb) of Slime per tire! Or maybe it will add a little flywheel momentum effect--again I didn't notice any change but some riders might.

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Originally posted by scottyr:

Any one try this stuff? How did it work? I am going away for 3 days this weekend to ride in some really rocky terrain and dont want to get a flat. Any other suggestions...

Hey Scott I live in Tucson real nasty stuff here sharp rocks,cactus, HUGE thorns buy it you won't regret it beats triyng to patch it out in the middle of no where!!! I always put in new tubes when I change tires also put baby powder on the tube, old trick, keeps tube and tire from becomin' one.

Kermit

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I use to use it on my old bike. It worked OK, but I still got a few flats though. Plus, it was a mess when I changed my tires and I had to let the air out of the tube.

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Originally posted by scottyr:

Any one try this stuff? How did it work? I am going away for 3 days this weekend to ride in some really rocky terrain and dont want to get a flat. Any other suggestions...

In rocks you need more AIR.

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From the topic header of this thread, I thought the subject was a political add for Ralph Nader. Green slime would be a good name for the Green Party.

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Haven't used the green slime in sometime. Still got flats with it. Changed to using metzler heavy duty tubes about three years ago and have had only 1 flat since. These tubes are great! Or maybe I'm not riding as aggressively???

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