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    Storing Tires

    How do you guys usually store your spare tires?
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkrobe View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by gastro View Post
    Intense.
    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    The caveat with a strap-on, of course, is you will have to get creative with a couple of lock cables and an anchor point

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    Quote Originally Posted by junkyard View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by mcoomer View Post
    ^^^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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