Re: flat tires on a motorized bicycle
Wow, Paul. Is that a problem on all bike tires or just the brand you had? I've done the same as you before and actually found a small piece of steel that had penetrated the tread and was protruding into the tube. The tire wasn't damaged at all. I replaced the tube, mounted and inflated the tire and all is well.
What specifically happened that ruined the bead? Interesting and food for thought, for sure.
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