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    Best way to store Tires?

    I've stocked up on tires from probikekit.com because of the incredible deals there and now have about 2 years supply of tires, plus I normally swap tires around a bit. I use Conti GP 4-Seasons in the spring on wet roads, Conti GP-4000's the rest of the year, Maxis cyclocross tires on my hybrid for roads to rails trails, Conti TT2000's for touring, etc. etc. I have a lot of tires around that are not on rims.

    What is the best way to store tires for longer-term storage, i.e. several years? I keep them all in the basement so it's dark and cool. But I wonder about the folding tires, should they be unfolded and laid flat in storage?

    What do you do?
    Last edited by bccycleguy; 05-29-06 at 09:20 AM.
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    Cool & dark is good; flat is probably better for long term (although they're stored folded by mfg)... avoid uv & ozone exposure (sunlight, rooms with freezers, 'frig's, etc.).

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    Yep, cool and dark. I put them in a garbage bag, flat and unfolded.

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