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Offline raphaeltube

"Tyre Jack" & other spray-in foam/slime products
« on: July 07, 2016, 11:58:54 am »
Hi

This must have been discussed here before, but my quick search didn't reveal much so here goes.

I have had this stuff recommended a few times & met many riders who religeously carry a can of it at all times.
I've been on rides where I or one of my riding companions have used it after getting a puncture, at least 5 times in the last year and a half.
Of the 5 times I've used it/seen it used, it sort of worked once. The rest of the time it just caused more hassle & mess and wasted everybody's time.

So I think in future when I get a puncture, I'm not even going to bother with it, and rather just do a propper repair first time.

What are your experiences with it?

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Re: "Tyre Jack" & other spray-in foam/slime products
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2016, 12:07:02 pm »
Generally shyte imo. I always laugh when I see cans taped to bikes just waiting to rub through due to vibration and squirt all over the back wheel or wherever. Seen it so often.  :loll:

Best product is an Oz product called Tyre Shield - put it in and it seals when tyre is punctured. If it does not chances are the hole is a slit and too big to plug or patch. It is next generation 'slime' type product and superior to anything else out there. Also water soluble so easy to clean tyres and rims when removed.

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Re: "Tyre Jack" & other spray-in foam/slime products
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2016, 01:17:09 pm »
Generally shyte imo. I always laugh when I see cans taped to bikes just waiting to rub through due to vibration and squirt all over the back wheel or wherever. Seen it so often.  :loll:

Best product is an Oz product called Tyre Shield - put it in and it seals when tyre is punctured. If it does not chances are the hole is a slit and too big to plug or patch. It is next generation 'slime' type product and superior to anything else out there. Also water soluble so easy to clean tyres and rims when removed.

http://www.tyreshield.co.za

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Re: "Tyre Jack" & other spray-in foam/slime products
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2016, 02:18:05 pm »
Those can things are dangerous. On tubeless wheels they can lube the rim surface making it easier to pop off the bead if not inflated properly. Know of one person ending up with serious injuries in hospital as a result.

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Re: "Tyre Jack" & other spray-in foam/slime products
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2016, 02:20:08 pm »
Agree that Tyre Shield is the best - picked up a serious nail while visiting a client in Rosslyn a while back - left the nail in the tyre and rode back to Krugersdorp - about 120k's and when home I pulled the nail.  The tyre remained fully inflated with Tyre Shield and I only eventually replaced the tube at the next tyre change.  Brilliant stuff!
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Re: "Tyre Jack" & other spray-in foam/slime products
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2016, 03:17:08 pm »
Tyre Shields is good however it leans toward tubeless although working on tubed but for smaller holes. I carry a mechanic in a can...in fact two...on the bike for emergencies. Usually not mine....i did use it though & got from Van Rhynsdorp to Vredendal  :thumleft:
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« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2016, 03:24:39 pm »
Ive had fugit in my tubes for just over a year, on and off road riding, not one puncture so far. Prior to that I only had 1 puncture and that was in my own garage. At R60 bucks a tyre it's not to bad
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« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2016, 03:33:17 pm »
I used Fugit once as I had a rough trip with 5 punctures so my other resources were used up. I got it from Thabazimbi co-op.

Worked well until I got carried away the next day and was hitting the one tar stretch between dirt roads and the slime overheated at 140 km/h. Left me with a mess. Thankfully by then a mate had joined and he had another tube. So Fugit works well until you go too fast. It had lasted 2 days at 80 - 100 on those dirt highways between Thabazimbi and the Bots border without any issue.
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Re: "Tyre Jack" & other spray-in foam/slime products
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2016, 06:14:01 pm »
Tyre Shields is good however it leans toward tubeless although working on tubed but for smaller holes. I carry a mechanic in a can...in fact two...on the bike for emergencies. Usually not mine....i did use it though & got from Van Rhynsdorp to Vredendal  :thumleft:
I blew some into a mates back tyre at Dassiesfontein & he klapped it back to CT no problem. Always carry  :thumleft:

They have a range now covering most options of on-road, off road, heavy duty etc. I would not say only suited to tubeless and small holes ??
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