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Old 06-10-08, 09:54 PM
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latex free?

i have a customer allergic to "natural latex."

she requests tires and tubes.

any ideas?
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Old 06-10-08, 10:11 PM
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I think she's going to have to wear gloves when she changes a flat.
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Old 06-10-08, 10:36 PM
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virtually all tubes are Butyl rubber...only the super expensive racing tubes are Latex. She needs to also buy this...it is made from old Butyl tubes
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Old 06-11-08, 10:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Buglady View Post
I think she's going to have to wear gloves when she changes a flat.
I hope you don't mean latex gloves.
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Old 06-12-08, 08:26 PM
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obviously not.
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Nitrile gloves. Costco has 'em cheap, of course.

Standard tubes are made of butyl rubber, not latex. I think Panaracer has some fancy urethane tubes, the green ones IIRC.

Not sure about latex in tires - you should contact the manufacturers. I'd expect to find it was used in the softer tread compounds.
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