Bicycle TutorBicycle Tutor

Show off your bike!

Related video tutorials:
Alex or Dave - Slime and Slime tubes?
#1
Here is a question I have been wandering. Is the Slime Inner tubes or the slime additive worth using? Is the heavier duty inner tube better then the pre-mentioned? Reason I asked this is, because all I see the slime doing is making the bike heavier then need be. The general bike usually weighs around 50-70lbs, why make it heavier?
Thanks ,
Bill

Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
Reply
#2
Hi Bill,
Slime is messy stuff and doesn't work too well. The best thing to do is always replace the tube. Patch kits and products like slime are meant to get you home in an emergency. Not sure about the weight issue...

Reply
#3
Ok, thanks for the input. I'll stear clear of those. When I have in the past replaced any inner tube it was with a "Heavy Duty" or "Dupont Kevlar " type tube.

Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
Reply
#4
The stuff works ok if you are in one of the areas where very thin, fine thorns are common. But a waste of time for urban riding. Kevlar belted tires will stop most stuff.
I'll respectfully disagree with Alex about patches. Properly applied, they will hold for years. Usually you're patching by the side of the road in a rush so you don't give the glue a minute or two to set up properly before applying the patch and another minute or two to bond before putting air in the tube. I like to carry a spare for a quick change and then take the popped one home for patching.

Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Tubes Keep Bursting? Eugbug 4 3,990 12-25-2015, 06:33 PM
Last Post: bobtravers
  Stan's No Tubes Kit navig8r 0 2,043 08-13-2015, 02:26 AM
Last Post: navig8r
  Tubes Bursting on Inner Side Eugbug 3 2,264 11-17-2014, 03:27 PM
Last Post: cny-man
  Presta tubes pmelen1 9 5,617 04-07-2014, 09:09 AM
Last Post: Joe_W
  Threaded Inner tubes Texcards 7 4,648 08-21-2013, 10:53 PM
Last Post: Texcards
  Old tubes AND new tubes appear to be too big! Deeelightfully 3 7,340 07-05-2012, 11:59 PM
Last Post: nfmisso
  Tubes Flat on Inside Radius Sparky 2 4,740 11-26-2011, 06:15 AM
Last Post: froze
  Schwinn 26 1 3/8 S6 Tires and Tubes ambivalence11 1 5,388 05-03-2011, 10:00 PM
Last Post: DaveM
  Presta 26" Slime Tubes surreypete 11 12,631 04-23-2010, 07:27 PM
Last Post: trevgbb
  Inner Tubes Nick D 2 4,711 02-17-2009, 07:53 PM
Last Post: cyclerUK

Forum Jump:



ISSN 1918-3445 © Copyright 2007-2010 Bicycle Tutor / Privacy Policy / Created by Alex Ramon

feed