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  • Premier Icon andybrad
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    its known that c02 will prevent stans from working and thus is for emergency only.

    Premier Icon frogstomp
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    Anyone tried the Slime sealant? Claims to be ok for CO2, last for a year and not ‘clump up’ like Stan’s..

    slowjo
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    In the Secret Squirrel club, we are currently debating whether the use of C02 cartridges has a chemical reaction with Stan’s jizz thereby preventing effective sealing of holes. Thorns seem to be ok but when a bigger cut appears (within the quoted parameters) it seems not to work.

    Two of us use hand pumps while another of our number uses cartridges to inflate tyres after trail side blow outs. He seems to be the only one who has real issues and more often than not, has to resort to a tube.

    I always carry a 100ml bottle of jizz along with me so it is seldom a case of the goo having dried up or him having too little in his tyre.

    Is this a common occurrence or is it just him? Evidence seems to suggest C02 is the culprit but might there be some other reason lurking?

    slowjo
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    @andybrad…..not known by us but thanks for the confirmation! :o)

    bluebird
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    I’ve been using Slime Pro for the last 12 months. No problems so far.

    Premier Icon tmb467
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    CO2 for the initial bead seating then let it out, inject sealant and pump up to pressure

    means having to bring a syringe along for trail-side repairs tho

    prawny
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    Any know if Nitrogen would have the same effect as co2? With the happy side effect of a trail side giggle sesh if you get bored.

    Premier Icon verses
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    its known that c02 will prevent stans from working and thus is for emergency only.

    Is it actually “known” known, or just internet speculation “known”? I always assumed the latter but don’t, erm, “know”…

    Premier Icon The Wrong Trousers
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    Yes, I emailed Stans the other day.
    They replied and said that CO2 is for emergencies only. It will get you home but will cause the fluid to dry out which then needs refreshing.
    Just a case of injecting more jizz, no need to clean out the dry stuff unless you can really be bothered.

    Premier Icon Haze
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    Guidance from Stans when using CO2 was to inflate with the valve at the top when the sealant is pooled in the bottom of the tyre, ie. as far apart as possible.

    Premier Icon booktownman
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    I’ve used co2 to inflate a ghetto tubeless set up with Stan’s. It worked and I did not die.

    Premier Icon brassneck
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    I’ve used co2 to inflate a ghetto tubeless set up with Stan’s. It worked and I did not die.

    It works, but the sealant goes off and balls up quicker. So you might be less thorn protected than you’d expect.
    I have proven this to my own satisfaction, Stans comment(above) backs this up so I’d say steer clear.

    Premier Icon GHill
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    prawny – Member
    Any know if Nitrogen would have the same effect as co2? With the happy side effect of a trail side giggle sesh if you get bored.

    What, that stuff that makes up ~80% of air? 😉

    Nitrous oxide, maybe?

    prawny
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    Dunno, I’m not a Psyantist 😉

    Laughing gas, whichever one that is.

    enfht
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    I use monkey spunk in my tyres. Collection was difficult before I gained their trust.

    Premier Icon christhetall
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    Has anyone got any experience of the new Bontrager Sealant. I used to use Superjuice but found it was less effective than Stans, though it did last longer

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