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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by blacky, Jun 5, 2009.

  1. blacky

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    i have a beater rear wheel that, try as i might, will not take stans tubeless anymore. so i was wondering if, instead of slime (100 gms), i could use stans (less than 60 gms) and save a little weight too?
     
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    If I remember corretly my non ust times I used stans in tubes (hope I understand you correctly) and it worked miracles. It was in a time when I had zero technique and I was riding like a tank. Anihilated my deemax rims (and a 6.1 rim but that's not a suprise :P) and had zero flats. Even once landed on tube only ;)
     
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    I run a thin sidewall front tire that gives me a couple flats in a year or so. Would spraying 50ml Stan's milk in the tube let me run less pressure and/or thinner tubes without snake bites? If I understood correctly, the sealant can repair small punctures without air loss. I'm not confident to go full Stan/UST yet, so this would be my first try.
     
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    It will probably help, I and others have had great success with the stans in tubes method. It doesn't work 100% but it works a lot better than without.
     
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    i ran the stans solution in my tubes for a while on my mountain bike and never got a flat. im still doing this in my road bike. the only reason i stoped using it on my downhill bike is because i built a few sets of stans flow downhill rims and im running full tubeless now.
     
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    It works great..... but remember Stans still dries up much faster than SLime
     
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    is the only reason you'd use stans over slime is weight savings? or is there other benefits to be aware of
     
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    ive never seen slime actually do anything... that is other than make a mess.
     
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    DirtyMike Turbo Fluffer

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    I used slime for seven years, never got a flat aside from a major pinch flat, I know it worked, because when I went change my tires, the tube was usually glued to the tire.

    I recently went away form slime.....For the weight savings......and I am getting flats on the same trails I have ridden for years.

    It does work, so deos the stans.

    Both make a hell of a mess when you get a nice pinch flat