At this point I recommend pulling the tube
out. Now if you notice, this label has been installed in line with the valve, there’s
a good reason for that, and that is when you go to search for what gave you the flat on
the tube, you have another point to relate to on the tire to find the offending nail,
glass or debris that gave you the flat to begin with. If you’re just doing a flat repair
on the side of the road, often you don’t have to go any further than this. You don’t have
to remove the tire from the rim completely, although you can if you want, it usually just
pulls off. Now is often a good time to make sure that the rim strip, which protects the
tube from the inside of the rim. And the spoke heads, make sure that’s aligned correctly
and there is nothing poking through it, go all the way around, it seems to be in order.
Sometimes things like this can cause trouble if the tire isn’t seating correctly so you
want to make sure that’s not too far up on the edge of the rim. Usually when you’re on the road patching a
tire is time consuming, summertime you’re getting bitten by bugs so I often recommend
just carrying an extra tube and while you’re on the road just use that new tube. Right
now I’m actually checking carefully for any debris that might be lodged in the tire. I
want to investigate anything like that, little bits that might be glass stuck in there, course
be careful not to cut yourself. Once you are sure there is nothing in the tire anymore
and the tire is not ripped anywhere on the side. Grab your new tube and begin an install.