[CR] Felt-Lined Tires?

(Example: Production Builders:Pogliaghi)

From: "devotion finesse" <devotion_finesse@hotmail.com>
To: CR discussion list <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Sat, 18 Apr 2009 00:50:40 -0400
Subject: [CR] Felt-Lined Tires?

I pulled some tires off of an early 80's wheelset (Campy Super Record hubs to MA-40s) and came upon something I have never seen or heard of: a strip of adhesive-backed yellow felt-like material stuck to the inside of the tir e. Is this just a predecessor of "Mr. Tuffy"? Designed for puncture resis tance? Or does it serve another purpose? Is/was this a common practice? Matthew BowneLearnin' somethin' new every day inBrooklyn, New York