Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Brighton UK
Bikes: 20" Folder, Road Bike
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+1 on WD40 on pretty much everything including down all the cables.
Do all the spokes and it really won't do any harm to the tyres.
The tyres should still be fine in 5 years time.
The only things I know that kill tyres is UV exposure and ozone.
Although it seems you are going to store them complete, the best
way is to disassemble, e.g. the brakes, headset etc and get WD40
everywhere, and then put it back together. WD40 will also be fine
for the seattube - alloy tube and a steel frame is the worst case.
Its probably best to leave all fastenings barely tight.
Slap it on everywhere - and plan on a restrip, a good clean and degrease,
and proper lubing / greasing when it comes to eventually reusing the bikes.
Last edited by sreten; 05-29-13 at 04:57 PM.