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The tiny piece of wire that penetrated your tire left a tiny hole. No prob until you inflate the tire, then the tube peeks through. If this is the case you have a couple of options. You can trash the tire & get a new one, or you can boot the tire. I'd opt for the latter.

Here's how:
1. With a magic marker or similar, mark exactly where the hole in the sidewall is.
2. Remove the tire.
3. If you can get a piece of a wrapper from a Fed Ex envelope, fold it so there are 4 layers.
4. Place the envelope material (the boot) over the hole in the inside of the tire. You can use scotch tape to hold it in place if you need to.
5. Put the tube & tire back on the rim, pump it up, then ride away with a big smile. :)

If you can't get the Fed Ex envelope stuff you can use a small piece of sidewall from another tire, or anything that's flexible but impervious to high air pressure. A dollar bill works well too. Just fold it so there are 4 layers & use that. Regular paper will not work.
 

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I was just going to post that possibility. Broken cords can happen as a result of bunny hopping, hitting the sharp edge of a chuck hole, running over something with a pronounced edge, etc. And a bad tire is also a prime suspect.
 
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