Originally Posted by 16v4nrbrgr
Tire Slime cleans up with soap and water! lol
I love how it's the pariah of the tire changer's world, in the auto tire shops as well.
I use the offroad ATV stuff with huge 1/4" wads of lint and rubber that comes in a big jug for way too much money. It does however keep the air in my tires, and it's easy to clean up if a tube breaks and it gets inside a tire.
Its worth the mess in my opinion.
When you run multiple tire tubes or puncture guards you make your tires hard, which makes them ride hard and lose grip.
I concur with you on this except the tube labeled stuff is better I think. I have done both and always will have this product in my bikes. I absolutely hate the ride quality of those liners as well! They are not in any of my bikes.
I got to work in a small engine shop over the summer. We had all kinds of mopeds and ATV's come in to the shop. Boss man introduced me to the Briggs&Stratten brand sealer basically slime just a different color. It has thicker partials in it for tubeless tires. We put it in tubes to. That stuff looked really good. I used slime for prolly 30 years or so now.
I would feel so sorry for kids and their little mopeds. Always a flat tire with the Goathead Stickers here. Ayup permanent fix period. Those kids could go have fun again and not cry about a dead puppy.
Bike shop right up the street from me has slime by the 5 gallon bucket in back. We got stickers here. It gives them a good reputation. I remember when I was young and the oldest bike shop in town here showed that stuff to me. He had just a BMX rim and a 2x4 with nails. He would let a customer put a puncture in the tire spin it and hand them a spray bottle. Was the greatest thing I ever saw. Been enjoying life ever since.
One of the problems is the weight weenies and their thin size tires as well. lol. The preslimed tubes don't have the proper amount of product in them. Then you get the silly I had to patch the tube story. Have not patched a tube ever. I don't even own a patch kit and have no intention of getting one ether.lol.
Heck just one of my tubes last year I was having to air the tire up once a week. When the tire was finally bald enough to change out ''rear'' I found a shard of wire three pyrocantha thorns ''brutal things'' and the ever familiar array of countless goatheads. I know I had run over a small nail too. pulled that one out.
Thing is if you park it it may leak a bit ? Just air it up and ride it! The important part is I had plenty of product in that tube from the get go. Did not have to add more because of it ether. It did its job. I had put over 2000 miles on that tire and only assembled it to the rim one TIME..Just one example of a good success story I have had a great many of them!
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