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Old 01-01-07, 10:15 AM   #1
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Do tires degrade on the rack?

I'm thinking about buying some NOS tires, maybe 5ish years old and am wondering if they degrade/rot/crack while on the shelf. They're kevlar, folding.

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I'm thinking about buying some NOS tires, maybe 5ish years old and am wondering if they degrade/rot/crack while on the shelf.
They'll be fine if stored in normal indoor conditions.

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Thanks Sheldon! Really déjà vu...right before switching back to this thread to see if anyone had responded, I was on your web site checking out your Raleigh Cadent. Strange but true.

Hope your 2007 is a healthy one and you get back on 2 wheels. My 2006 was one to forget with a 6 week cold I couldn't shake and then lower back (disc) surgery 3 months later.
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They'll be fine if stored in normal indoor conditions.

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I have found that the rubber changes with age. This is probably not a bad thing though. I like the old tires I am currently running on my road bike (Continental Grand Prix from way back, like 15 years). My perception is that they are less prone to punctures than ever and still grippy enough although maybe less so.

Similarly I am running some old Michelins that were forgotten in a drawer for many years on my touring bike with comparable results.

I might be more concerned if they were exposed long term to some environmental variable that would degrade them (sunlight, ozone).
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I have some Serfas Drifters that sat for two years in my garage. We get some pretty extreme humidity and heat, and then it dries out in winter. They're supposed to be Kevlar belted, but I think the tires have dried
up on me. I've had two flats in the last couple of weeks, and the holes in the tires look more like tears than punctures. I swapped on some fresh Kenda Karma's with slime tubes. Hopefully I can get past the sudden flats. I do ride in a HORRIBLE enviroment, though. broken glass, grass burrs, vehicle debris, shards of metal, etc etc.

On the other hand, doesn't Lance ride on tires aged about 6 years? I heard that somewhere. I'm pretty sure they're not aged in my garage though, lol.,,,,BD
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