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Old 04-04-08, 06:45 AM   #1
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Bike storage temperatures?

are there any known issues with storing a bike in temperatures in excess of about 40Celcius (104F)? I'm just thinking in terms of tyres weakening causing blowouts and CF delaminating for example. Reason I'm asking is that the bikeshed in work is HOT (must get a temp guage in there to see how hot) and of course I'm being told to F.Off when asking them to put more vents in there to reduce the heat. The tyres are physically warmto touch when I come out in the evenings - warmer than I have ever noticed after riding them!
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Old 04-04-08, 07:13 AM   #2
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I would guess that 104F would not hurt anything. I suppose that anything rubber will tend to dry out faster in the heat, but not significantly at that temp.

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Reduce your tire pressure considerably. I've had tubes blow when I would leave my bike in my truck during the day.
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