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    Storage Question

    Today in Ottawa the temp is -16 (4F) and there's 35cm (15in) of snow on the ground. My bike is hanging up on the wall of my garage and I bus to work. I got to thinking about the air in my tires. My garage isn't heated but I don't think it gets cold enough in there to damage the rubber. Should I deflate the tires (presta valves) or leave them?

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    I never deflate my tires in the garage. They seem to do it themselves over time. The pressure usually goes down a little bit from being cold too.

    You could deflate them if you are worried though.

    It was 5 F here this morning, 8" of snow on the ground, snow falling (2-3" expected today).

    Ride home might be interesting...

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    I only deflate when it gets really hot or significant change in altitude, like going on a plane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RadioFlyer View Post
    I only deflate when it gets really hot or significant change in altitude, like going on a plane.
    This tends to happen to ME too! LOL!! Esp. if biking up the altitude when it's hot...

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