A Cycling & bikes forum. CycleBanter.com

Go Back   Home » CycleBanter.com forum » rec.bicycles » General
Site Map Home Register Authors List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Web Partners

Self Sealing Inner Tube: Do They Work ?



 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old April 19th 11, 05:57 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.tech
kolldata
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 2,836
Default Self Sealing Inner Tube: Do They Work ?

also, hang the tire valve up for an hour or more then pump with valve
up tube body-fiulled with eyeyehahahahahah
guess ........

its the heat ?

Ads
  #22  
Old April 20th 11, 02:48 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.tech
Sir Ridesalot
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 3,756
Default Self Sealing Inner Tube: Do They Work ?

On Apr 17, 3:16*am, Tēm ShermĒn™ °_° ""twshermanREMOVE\"@THI
$southslope.net" wrote:
On 4/11/2011 11:20 AM, Bob wrote: Hello,

Do those "self-sealing" inner tubes work ?


Some swear by them, other swear at them.

When putting on new tubes, worth going to the trouble to get them ?


Any thoughts on would be appreciated.


Thanks,
Bob


Do you live in an area with lots of puncture vine thorns, broken glass,
etc where you will be riding? *Otherwise, flats are not that common,
assuming that you are not using racing tires with relatively thin and
fragile casings and tread.

--
Tēm ShermĒn - 42.435731,-83.985007
I am a vehicular cyclist.


Hi there.

Carl Fogel has posted many links to images of Slime tubes that got him
home even though they had a puncture usually from a goathead thorn. So
yes, based on his experiences I'd say it works.

I like the idea of a self-sealing tube preventing a flat that would
inconvenience a whole group or riders on a club ride if they had to
wait for the tube to be changed or repaired.

Cheers from Peter
  #23  
Old April 21st 11, 01:32 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.tech
[email protected][_2_]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 1,594
Default Self Sealing Inner Tube: Do They Work ?

On Apr 17, 5:06*pm, Chalo wrote:
T[]m Sherm/\n wrote:

Bob wrote:


Do those "self-sealing" inner tubes work ?


Some swear by them, other swear at them.


When putting on new tubes, worth going to the trouble to get them ?


Any thoughts on would be appreciated.


Do you live in an area with lots of puncture vine thorns, broken glass,
etc where you will be riding? *Otherwise, flats are not that common,
assuming that you are not using racing tires with relatively thin and
fragile casings and tread.


The basic problem with Slime and its analogues is that such substances
treat an air valve as a puncture. *They also sometimes treat pump
heads as punctures. *And they make patching much more difficult,
bothersome, and unreliable. *It often surprises me how much nastiness
and annoyance people will tolerate to avoid a relatively small amount
of puncture repair, when it really isn't that big a deal. *(I don't
live in goathead country, but I do get surprised by Slime in a lot of
my customers' tires.)

If you use a puncture-resistant tire that weighs as much extra as the
amount of Slime most puncture-phobics use, you probably won't be
getting punctures anyway.

Chalo


I had problems with slime clogging the air valves. Also because its
slimy and green and get everywhere, I don't like it that much. MTBers
use Stans sealant in their tubeless tires with great success. I
decided to put a scoop of stan's in my inner tubes. I make a hole in
the tire, inject stan's and presto. It is clean, doesn't seem to clog
valves and seals very well.
 




Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Do self-sealing tubes really work? elfa Techniques 16 September 26th 09 01:25 AM
Glueless / selfadhesive tube patches don't work for beans Veggie Techniques 22 September 10th 06 03:56 PM
self-sealing road tube yk Techniques 0 October 30th 05 10:17 PM
Re-sealing Frogs M. Chandler Techniques 13 February 17th 05 02:48 AM
Self sealing inner tubes L'acrobat Australia 2 April 28th 04 04:30 AM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 09:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Š2004-2018 CycleBanter.com.
The comments are property of their posters.