I just joined this forum in the last couple of minutes and want to ask for your help.
I live outside of Kansas City. One of my sons is a sophomore at Ohio State and is on a track scholarship. He just called me to say his back tire on his bike is flat and the flat rubber liner that lies against the rim is protruding slightly out from between the rim and the tire.
I tried to explain to him that he would need to push in on the tire with one hand and try to put the liner back in the original position and then inflate the tire to see if it would hold air.
While he was home this summer he rode his bike a lot as part of his off-season track workout. He had a flat tire at one point so I made a point of walking him through the process of fixing a flat. He at least has a basic understanding of how to fix a flat.
What I'm wondering is how common is it for that liner to protrude like that? I grew up riding bikes and fixed many flat tires and performed other repairs but never remember having that problem. What could cause that and is there anything special that needs to be done to prevent it from happening again?
Thanks for your help!