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inner tube

an inflatable rubber tube that fits inside a pneumatic tyre casing

inner tube

[′in·ər ‚tüb]
(engineering)
A rubber tube used inside a pneumatic tire casing to hold air under pressure. Also known as tube.
(mining engineering)
The inside tube which acts as the core container of a double-tube core barrel; used to obtain core samples for analysis of an ore formation. Also known as inner barrel.
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The TubeMaster process can be used for cleaning and polishing tubes with an inner tube diameter of 3 mm or more.
2 Once you've got the wheel off and the inner tube out, make sure you give the inside of the tyre a good feel all the way round.
Furthermore, an inner tube made from this plastic can withstand a very high level of continuous load and--despite its greatly reduced wall thickness--maintain constant air pressure over long periods.
Early-day bicycles had both thin treads and thinner inner tubes. Each day's ride was prefaced by patching tubes and pumping up tires.
But 29-year-old Barbara Anaya of Springfield and her two friends, who set out on inner tubes with no life vests, said they feel safer without them.
BTI is a foreign investment (PMA) company with a production capacity of 2.5 million units of tire casings of four wheelers, 1.6 million units of inner tubes of four wheelers, 180,000 tire casings of two wheelers and 325,000 flaps per year.
Uca Ruffatti, a female-owned manufacturer in El Salvador, also utilizes discarded car and truck inner tubes in its Recybags line.
Framed by a bicycle inner tube, a modified print of this image, punningly titled l.ui (all works 2009), was paired in the first gallery with Poor neon.
In Zion, Ill., vandals slashed waterpark inner tubes and threw chairs and rocks into a pool.
Applications include camshafts, finger followers, finger shafts, gudgeon pins, pistons, tappets and valves, plus clutches, brakes and the inner tubes of a racing bike shock absorber.
At-sea interdictions now total more than in any single year since 1994, when more than 37,000 Cubans--many using inner tubes or flimsy rafts--risked the perilous journey to reach the United States.
A Richmond, Va., handbag maker has introduced a line of purses made out of the inner tubes of used off-road truck and tractor tires.