I was wondering if anyone has had a problem similar to the one I had today.
I was an hour or so into a ride and got a flat. It was a small sharp pebble that lodged itself in the tire. So I did the regular thing and rolled to the nearest parking lot, set my bike upside down and took the wheel off to patch the tube. I got the tube off the wheel and looked for a hole or tear and couldn't find one so I tried to put some co2 in it to hear for some air rushing out. I found one and patched it w/ no problems. I plugged the cartridge on and the air went in and put some shape in the tube. I squeezed it to check and the tube cracked open! It felt hard and the crack was not there before.
Can this freeze the tube and make it fragile? Maybe a bad tube? Any suggestions are welcome and I thank you for any help in advance.
It was 29-31 degrees during the ride and my bike was stored in a garage along with the co2 cartridge at outside temp. If it matters it is a road bike 700x 23 tires and the cartridge was purchased maybe 4 months ago.