Just wanted to share my Slime experience today. I rode my bike to work yesterday morning, didn't notice anything too much out of the ordinary in handling, although I had been thinking I might need new shocks...Later that morning, I pulled the bike out of the ambulance bay where I park it while at work (keeps it shiney) and washed some of the road grime off the lower part, and wheels. While out on the tarmac, my partner (work, not life)
noticed my rear tire appeared low. I brought the bike inside, then we got real busy for the rest of the day. So this morning I had an opportunity to check the tire. At first I thought the tire gauge was broken because it didn't register anything, then I checked the ambulance tire with it...yup, 80psi..it's working, I realized the bike tire must be really empty..interestingly enough even with no pressure the tire look round...(except for that kind of flatter spot on the bottom
) I dug around in my right saddlebag for that little air compressor I bought at Walmart a couple of years ago...Yea, the Slime compressor...It is a dinky little thing, I bought it and a slime tire repair kit, figured it would come in handy if I ever got a flat in the middle of nowhere...I unpacked it, and it was pretty small out of the zippered pouch, but it has an LED light on it, and a pressure gauge. I screwed it on to the valve, and it registered 10psi...Whoa! I hooked up the cigarette lighter plug to the socked I installed under the seat, and figured I would have to come back in a couple of hours to see if it had pumped the tire up yet....on the package it said it will pump up a car tire in 14 minutes....yea right...that little thing?? Well in 7 minutes my tire pressure was 48psi..WOW! I am impressed!! It is so small, and yet works so well I wanted to share. I did find a tiny piece of metal in the tire like maybe a small nail or something, and it is leaking slowly, and I am going to get it fixed as that tire only has about 1200 miles on it.. I am including a photo of it in the right bag next to the CD player just to illustrate the compact size of the compressor, comes in a cool little clear zippered pouch, with a light and gauge, and tucks the hose and wire all in to itself
Well, I don't know what is happening, but I keep getting a bunch of weird warning messages when I try to upload the photo...will try later.