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Old 09-23-17, 05:56 AM
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Tire gube and baby powder

Yesterday I was going to try a different tire on my Miyata 610. When I removed the tire the tube was stuck to the inside of tire to the point I thought I would tear it during removal. So out comes the baby powder! After remounting the tire I noticed that the small hop or tire imperfection bump was gone!
Anyone else have a similar experience?
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I suspect that originally the tire bead was not evenly seated, and when you removed and replaced the tire, the bead seated fully and properly.
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The tire was probably not properly seated before, causing a hop or dip.
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Makes sense.

If the tube stuck to the tire, you could build uneven air pressure along the tire--normally not to the point of creating a bump or dip in the tire, but I guess you're proof it can happen. A little talc takes the stickiness away.
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plus it smells nice and it reminds me of when my kids were babes....
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Rema makes utility talc, available, tan and unscented..
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Corn meal works well too.
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Originally Posted by athrowawaynic
Makes sense.

If the tube stuck to the tire, you could build uneven air pressure along the tire--normally not to the point of creating a bump or dip in the tire, but I guess you're proof it can happen. A little talc takes the stickiness away.
You can't get uneven air pressure in a tire, except for perhaps a momentary change during rotation.

I have had a park tire boot bump. But, the tube shouldn't cause the bump.

I used to apply talc or baby powder to my patches, but I guess now that one typically leaves the plastic on the patches, that isn't really necessary. Hmmm... I'm wondering if I've yanked a patch off the tube in the past

Anyway, tubes sticking to a tire doesn't really seem like a big problem.
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Originally Posted by Jon T
Corn meal works well too.
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Do you mean corn starch? That's what I use.
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