Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Jacksonville Florida
Bikes: Raleigh Glacier MTB/Commuter. Cannondale CAAD5, Windsor Timeline fixed gear
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Proper way to store bike tires...and did I kill these?
Today I put on a set of Contis that I had taken off another one of my bikes last summer and they both had bad "humps" (or maybe flat spots) in them. I knew they where fine when I took them off the other bike last year, so I am wondering what happened to them in between.
They were stored in the garage standing up, leaned against a wall. They are wire beaded. Looking back on it now, I see how this could alter the shape of the tire, but I figured the pressure would straighten them back out after remounting them. It did seem like they got a lot better after 25 (bumpy) miles on the bike. Will they continue to even out, or should I toss them and get another pair?
Also, I do have a pair of folding bead tires. How should these be stored? The wire bead tires are within 1000 miles or so of death anyways, but the folding beads only have about 100 miles on them, so I would hate to screw up that pair too.