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Emergency Puncture Sealant

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Why should one not use that emergency puncture sealant stuff? I am talking of that stuff you "pump" into the tyre/tube. I think there is a version caled Slime or Green Slime. Something nice anyway!

I thought that this would be an easy and lightweight solutio till you get to the next town?

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Loads of opinions

Depends on your point of view, tubed or tubeless fitted, what kind of puncture you encur etc etc.

Try this for a range of opinions:-
http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...ighlight=slime

You can also search for key words, such as "slime", and you will find a lot more discussion of this topic.
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do you mean the foam in a little aerosol can? it makes a repair afterwards very hard, the patch will not stick where the foam has been.

are you on tubed tyres? i would always carry a spare tube and repair the punctured one sat down with a cold at the end of the day.

i use "punctureseal" and "ultraseal" in my tubeless tyres (can be used in tubes too) it has saved me from many punctures.
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