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Strange behaviour of an inner tube

Postby ausrandoman » Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:14 pm

I found a puncture last night. I usually lift one bead of the tyre from all around the rim, pull out the inner tube then take the tyre off. This time, removing the first bead was surprisingly difficult then I couldn't get the tube out. What the ??? So I removed the tyre with the tube still inside the tyre. The tube was stuck to the inside of the tyre. After I had removed the tyre from the wheel, I had to pull the tube out of the tyre, tugging hard, inch by inch.

Any body encountered this before? What causes it?
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Re: Strange behaviour of an inner tube

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:27 pm

I've seen that plenty of times, don't know why though. The rubber sort of melting into each other?
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Re: Strange behaviour of an inner tube

Postby greyhoundtom » Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:40 pm

Talcum powder rubbed inside the tyre will avoid that happening.
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Re: Strange behaviour of an inner tube

Postby bychosis » Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:33 pm

greyhoundtom wrote:Talcum powder rubbed inside the tyre will avoid that happening.


+1. When I've been slack, or changing tubes on the trails I've had the tube stick plenty of times, bit of talc in a new tyre usually solves the problem. Have seen greasing the tube with rubber grease recommended for motocross, but I wont be trying that on bike tubes, just too messy.
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Re: Strange behaviour of an inner tube

Postby il padrone » Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:39 pm

Or just leave it like that :wink:

When I was running two sets of tyres on my MTB - some knobbies for off-road epics and some slicks for city commuting - the tubes were stuck in, but this was all good as it made it so much easier to just rip the tyres off, tube and all to, swap them over.
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Re: Strange behaviour of an inner tube

Postby Aushiker » Tue Jul 31, 2012 1:53 pm

ldrcycles wrote:I've seen that plenty of times, don't know why though.


Had it happen a few times as well. Never bothered me.

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Re: Strange behaviour of an inner tube

Postby jacks1071 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:47 pm

greyhoundtom wrote:Talcum powder rubbed inside the tyre will avoid that happening.


+2 good advice :-)
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