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I use Slime in my bike tires and am following dealers recommondation that I pump up tire to 40 lbs pressure every 2 weeks.I am encountering problems inflating tires.It seems that the Slime will not allow air to enter tire.Three different tubes this month!

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I am pretty sure on the slime I use that it says I had to ride the bike immediatley after I put it in for about 5 miles, this was to throw the slime to the outer edge, also have you tried with the valve at the top of the wheel when pumping?

Please let me know if this doesnt help, if it does however can you rate my answer.

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