Conquer Cancer rider
Join Date: Sep 2004
Bikes: Fun bike, city bike, Bike Friday bike (also fun bike)
Doesnt sound too bright an idea to me. If the bikes were damp when you hung them up, and the temperature dropped below freezing, I'd think that could cause damage as the water freezes to ice, and I don't imagine direct sunlight on one side of a tire would be that good for the tire. But there again if it's warm and you cover damp bikes with a taup you'll encourage the conditions for them to rust. It may not matter in Denver (dry climate), but I'd think equipment in damp air would also be at risk from rusting if left outside, even if it's not directly in the rain. Having said all that, I'm not a scientist or an engineer, and somebody else might have better ideas.