As my old rear tire was developing ever more advanced wear and tear, including a nasty threadbare patch I've been stalking ebay for a replacement. A few days ago I received the THICKSLICK by freedombicycle.com from nixeycles.com.au via ebay.
This morning, I checked my tire pressures before leaving home, pumped them up nice and hard, but during the ride to work I got a flat on the rear, go figure. This was the perfect excuse to install the new THICKSLICK that I had in my bag.
After a 25 minute pit stop, changing the tube and tire, the operation was a complete success. The new THICKSLICK is awesome! I seem to have achieved inflation harder than ever before, nothing weird.
Lasted until today, 28 Jan 2018, that's well over a year. Today I swapped it with a new one, as one of the bald batches had some inner tube poking out, so it was time. The replacement is a CHAOYANG folding tire, from ebay. Also I noticed that the front one is still fine.