Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Philadelphia suburb
If the hole appears to be the result of a defect, check with the shop where you bought the tire. If the hole is from something you picked up on the road while riding, you're probably out of luck. But consider a boot to reinforce the tire at the hole. Some folks here have commented that they have booted tires and ridden many miles--I mean, kilometers--on them.
By the way, if the tube is protruding, you may be in for a rather startling blowout any day now. Boot the tire or replace it.