No one likes a flat tire. Especially when its because of a cheap product like Slime inner tubes. A bike is a mode of transportation to whatever your heart desires. You can ride into good health, work, school, shopping, or fun activities, while getting a nice body the whole time. Bike riding also helps save the earth from toxic chemicals of vehicles.
Your bike must be maintained daily. Everyone wants there bike to be able to ride when necessary. I had a flat tire, and decided to try something new. The Slime inner tube was a horrible product. I placed the inner tube on my bike and they began to deflate a mile from my house. The did not have a whole, the valve was clogged. The slime only works well if you start inflation with the inner tube pump nozzle at 12:00 or north. If you start off inflating the inner tube this way the slime will fall to the bottom of the tire. This way your tube,or air pump won’t be clogged.
I was not aware of any of this. I used 2 Slime Inner Tubes. The would not inflate all the way. I inflated with the pump south at 6:00. Not only did the inner tube value get clogged but so did my foot bike pump. When you buy self sealing inner tube make sure you inflate with the pump at 12:00. This way all the gel or adhesive does not clog your pump.
Thankfully I was able to save my foot air pump by rinsing the pump with water. The Slime Inner Tubes I purchased will be getting returned to the store.
However, I did purchase Slime tube liner protectors, which seem to be working well. As for my inner tube I’ll stick with heavy duty, or the plain rubber. I may have to replace it but at least it works. Hopefully my slime inner tube protector strips will be better than the Slime Inner Tube can ever be.