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Old 01-09-09, 12:22 AM   #1
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Storing Tires

How do you guys usually store your spare tires?
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Old 01-09-09, 08:37 AM   #2
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I put them in my Camelbak so JIK.
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Humidity and temperature controlled room. I pay a guy to rotate the tires 13 degrees every 14 minutes so that it does not get misshapen. I do this with each tire that is not on my bike.
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I bury mine in the yard at the end of every season so that in the distant future, alien archeologists will find the remains and realize that a rider lived there...
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Old 01-09-09, 11:53 AM   #5
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I bury mine in the yard at the end of every season so that in the distant future, alien archeologists will find the remains and realize that a rider lived there...
I usually dig those up and use them the following season. Hacks like me don't need fresh tires.
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I use them to add some heat to slash piles.

Well, actually, I just hang 'em from a pipe in the garage with all the junk wheels and stuff.
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Intense.
And time consuming. I might go back to the way I used to do it, which is to keep them in a pile on the garage floor...
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^^^That's my preferred method. I just lay them flat in a pile on the garage floor. I used to fold them up but found that laying them flat makes it easier to remount them if I need to.

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^^^That's my preferred method. I just lay them flat in a pile on the garage floor. I used to fold them up but found that laying them flat makes it easier to remount them if I need to.

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I would just hate that; so wasteful of precious space. I like my shop orderly and organized:





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dminor, doesn't the pipe cause the tire to get misshapen after a while?
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I haven't noticed it; I don't think they're heavy enough to cause problems. Might be more problematic on a tubeless bead but even then I don't think so.
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well what if i use a NAIL instead of a pipe?
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Lying flat in a pile... in a semi-attic above my garage/workshop.

Come to think of it... it gets pretty hot up there - maybe I should find another place for them...
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