I bought a new cyclocross bike, very good very handsome. 2 days ago I rode it on quite a rough road composed only from rocks. Two punctures (slow leaking ones, cause only realised after coming home 2 hours later, tire was a little quite deflated).
I bought a patching kit. Patched as usual. I used to have a mountain bike, so I think I patched it well. But this time, with the CX tires, I ended up with two annoying (and very uncomfortable to ride) dented inwards tires. If you try to rotate the tire, you see a single dent on each of the tire. So ... I think it must be coming from where I patched it.
What are your thoughts on this?
My thoughts are:
If you patch a narrow tire, don't glue the whole patch to the tire, glue only a small part, touching a puncture. Couple of millimeters in diameter. Cause if you do, you might end up with the tire tightened at the place of patching, and when inflated, it will have smaller diameter.
Well, first described pretty much everything.
Should I buy a new tire? (I think I will anyway, this bulge is punching my bike like hell with every revolution.)
Should I be careful next time? How?
And just in general, suggestions for patching small tires.