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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-30-2019, 01:34 PM Thread Starter
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Flat Tire Question

Is it ok to use slime or other products in my tubes? I have a flat yon my rear tire but I need to air it up to ride it to the shop.
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In tubes? Darned if I know. My tires are tubeless so I've no personal experience with that. I use Ride-On to both balance the wheels and provide some puncture protection along the treads (doesn't work on the sidewalls). But I don't have any in the garage right now to read to see if it can be used in tubes.

I could be wrong but I don't think it can be used in tubes. I was wrong once before way back in '68.

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....... I was wrong once before way back in '68.
I thought I was wrong, but I was mistaken.

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In tubes? Darned if I know. My tires are tubeless so I've no personal experience with that. I use Ride-On to both balance the wheels and provide some puncture protection along the treads (doesn't work on the sidewalls). But I don't have any in the garage right now to read to see if it can be used in tubes.

I could be wrong but I don't think it can be used in tubes. I was wrong once before way back in '68.
I've used Ride-On for about 10 years. Fortunately, I've never needed it for it's puncture protection but admire it for it's "fine-tuning" of balancing. The Ride-On site says it's effective on tubes, but it's effectiveness is reduced to 55-65% because tubes can tear when punctured.

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Slime makes a huge mess in tubeless setups. They clog up valve stems and sometimes damage the TPMS. How far is the shop? How fast is the leak? If it's a small slow leak then you should be able to over-inflate the tube and ride a short distance before the tire is flat again. If you have a huge hole in the tube, you're SOL.
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