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Old 09-13-09, 06:03 PM   #1
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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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Old 09-13-09, 07:06 PM   #2
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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.
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Clinchers? Tubulars? Wire bead? Kevlar?
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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.
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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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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