...the puncture cover up!

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...the puncture cover up!

Post by Chifwap » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:43 pm

...next up...what is the best inner tube puncture cover up ointment one can administer to allow deflation and inflation?

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Re: ...the puncture cover up!

Post by daveuprite » Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:45 am

Chifwap wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:43 pm
what is the best ointment one can administer to allow inflation?
Wrong forum mate.

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Re: ...the puncture cover up!

Post by Chifwap » Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:59 am

...I’ll try again....any views on the what is the best puncture repair fluid to prevent punctures where tyre pressures can deflated and inflated?

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Re: ...the puncture cover up!

Post by halfpint » Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:40 am

what are you trying to do just adjust pressure, slime will do it but may block the valve . its ok with a garage air line but struggles with a little pump to clear the valve

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Re: ...the puncture cover up!

Post by Chifwap » Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:03 am

...this was the point really. is their an inner tube puncture preventative slime that allows the decrease and increase in tyre pressures repeatedly?..what stops the valve getting sealed up?

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Re: ...the puncture cover up!

Post by dibbs » Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:09 am

I think Slime is what you are looking for Chifwap. It shouldn't block the valve as long as when you inflate or deflate the tyre make sure the valve is at the 12 O'clock position.

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Re: ...the puncture cover up!

Post by DaveCon » Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:56 am

Anybody ever use the latex type sealant that's used on tubeless mountain bikes, like Stans?

It does a great job on mountain bikes (others are available too) but I wonder if it's man enough for trail riding...

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Re: ...the puncture cover up!

Post by redbikejohn » Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:13 pm

I use bicycle stuff in my tubeless road bicycle and I don't think it would be man enough. It's funny stuff as it goes tits up if you use a co2 cartridge. Also the bits in it are smaller.
I used to use sealant a lot when trail riding before i moved to mousses. I bought large 1L bottles of the stuff in farmers co op stores. Worked very well.
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Re: ...the puncture cover up!

Post by redbikejohn » Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:18 pm

Ref the blocked valves debate. Not really had an issue with it. The goo tends to coat the whole inner tube and works by leaking out when a puncture happens. It has bits in that then clog up the hole. It will have gone down a bit but pump it up again and it should be good. When checking tyre pressure just pop some air in first ie tiny puff of air to clear valve base.
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Re: ...the puncture cover up!

Post by Cone » Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:58 pm

https://www.oko.com/why-motorbike-rider ... carefully/

I am interested in slime, but found this link. It seems to say that heat breaks up the slime and it shouldn’t be used over 50mph (for the tubes). No good really. After 2 punctures on the trails I thought it’d be worth a punt

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