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    tube in my tubless tire - can I run it at low pressure?

    I put a pretty good tear into my tubeless tire on my last ride. The tire would not hold air so I had to put a tube in. There's still a good amount of slime in the tire so will that allow me to run the tube at a lower than normal pressure, assuming the slime will fill any minor flats in the tube? Thanks/

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    Slime in the tire will do nothing to repair the tube. You can reduce the pressure to whatever you like, but the tube will be vulnerable to snakebites.

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    I'd try the parktool sidewall patch, I had a small cut it worked out ok for me running tube.


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    Depending on how big the tear is you might want to stitch the hole and glue it with a patch afterwards.

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