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Old 05-29-06, 08:01 AM   #1
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Best way to store Tires?

I've stocked up on tires from because of the incredible deals there and now have about 2 years supply of tires, plus I normally swap tires around a bit. I use Conti GP 4-Seasons in the spring on wet roads, Conti GP-4000's the rest of the year, Maxis cyclocross tires on my hybrid for roads to rails trails, Conti TT2000's for touring, etc. etc. I have a lot of tires around that are not on rims.

What is the best way to store tires for longer-term storage, i.e. several years? I keep them all in the basement so it's dark and cool. But I wonder about the folding tires, should they be unfolded and laid flat in storage?

What do you do?

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Old 05-29-06, 08:29 AM   #2
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Cool & dark is good; flat is probably better for long term (although they're stored folded by mfg)... avoid uv & ozone exposure (sunlight, rooms with freezers, 'frig's, etc.).
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Yep, cool and dark. I put them in a garbage bag, flat and unfolded.
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