I was riding today and got a flat :-/ No tools, patch or tube to fix. Lucky I am new and was only on a 10 mile ride and was about 1 1/2m from home, so I walked the rest of the way.
The question I have is... A long, skinny rock poked through the tire into the tube. When I inspected it, I was able to pull the rock out but there is a small noticeable hole in the tire. Pumping the tire back up, the hole widens a bit as the air escapes. This is my first "real" bike (Trek 1500 2007). I of course rode as a kid BMX bikes, but that's different. Anyway, with this tire having a hole in it does the tire need replaced as well? I'd say 2 pins would slide through it easily, possibly three. Not even close for a thumb tack, you'd be widening the hole.
The tires are the stock ones, Bontrager Select B 700x25c.