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Old 12-31-2012, 11:36 AM   #1028
runnin4melife
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Originally Posted by DoWorkSon View Post
What does the talc powder do?

Talc acts as a barrier between the tube/tire, aids in reduction of friction and reduced vulcanization of the rubber. A tire/tube combo generates a fair amount of friction when driving and this reduces the chances of a tube failure, and permits the removal of a tube without destroying it. Some people say it doesn't do anything but I have had tubes fixed to the tire when a shop didn't use talc on a tire change.
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