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    Storing New, Unmounted Tires

    I've researched a bit, and have yet to find suggestions on storing new, unmounted tires. I have them hanging at this point. I know enough to move them a bit every 1-2 days so the same spot isn't holding all the weight all the time.

    I've seen tires wrapped up, and am wondering if this is a good thing to do since at least one of them will be hanging around for a year or longer.

    Suggestions for long-term storage, please?
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    I've kept clinchers folded in the original box for up to 2 years with no problems. A cool, dark place is best.
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    Main thing is to keep them away from the UV of sunlight and air pollutants such as ozone. I store mine in a closed, black garbage bag that's kept where it doesn't experience particularly high temperatures.

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    out of sunlight, cool spot with over 50% humidity.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    Clinchers? Tubulars? Wire bead? Kevlar?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gearbasher View Post
    I've kept clinchers folded in the original box for up to 2 years with no problems. A cool, dark place is best.
    I've kept tires much, much longer than that without problems. A cool dark place, away from any ozone sources (e.g. electric motors) is best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by operator View Post
    Clinchers? Tubulars? Wire bead? Kevlar?
    Uhh... Vittoria Randonneur Cross with double shielding.

    Thanks prathmann, AEO, JohnD. I think I have some dark, plastic garbage bags I can wrap around them. They're hanging in my living room, no other place to store them well and safely, sad to say.
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