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All stitched up - Inside Continental, June 2, 2005

After checking the tubular was air-tight for 24 hours and it runs true, the the cotton base-layer is glued to the underside. This protects the stitching and provides the maximum surface area for gluing to the rim. Cotton does retain water, but also offers strong adhesive properties.
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