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Tire leaking sealant?
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Yesterday I rode my new Cannondale Hooligan 8 about 16 miles. I have modified/configured the bike as a short-commute, little go-getter and it's great at that, a total blast! One thing I haven't changed are the stock tires: Kenda Kwest 20x1.5 at 60 psi, knowing that at some time (maybe soon) I will probably put on Schwalbe Marathons.

But yesterday, upon my return, I noticed a clearish gummy fluid leaking at two points from front tire. Did LBS put in too much sealant and this was excess leaking away? Is this normal? Is this a bad thing I will die of?

The air temp was about 65 degrees F and the asphalt about the same and dry. I did brake pretty hard a few times, but I do not curb jump or abuse the bike.

Can you help solve this mystery?
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#2
Looks like you have had 2? punctures which are too large for the sealant to seal, you will probably need to replace the tube, you can try patches, but they don't adhere very well when the outside of the tube has been contaminated with sealant.
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