Winter bike storage

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MrBond
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Winter bike storage

Postby MrBond » Sat Nov 29, 2014 5:32 pm

Is it a good idea to deflate the tires while the bikes are parked for the winter ?
I just thought it might 'de-stress' the sidewalls of the tires and the tubes.
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Re: Winter bike storage

Postby Mark.AU » Sat Nov 29, 2014 8:06 pm

Only if you hang it. Better to leave them inflated if the bike is still on its wheels. Better yet, store it on the trainer ;)
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Re: Winter bike storage

Postby 5km » Sun Nov 30, 2014 12:07 am

The tires will gradually lose pressure over the winter any way so I don't think it's a problem to leave them inflated.
I store my bikes in my heated basement as I don't feel it is good to leave them in the freezing cold garage. I believe the cold might effect the tension of the spokes and cables. It's probably not necessary but I feel better about it.

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Re: Winter bike storage

Postby MINITEE » Sun Nov 30, 2014 10:15 am

Mine is either hanging or on the trainer, so tires are always inflated.

I would only deflate them (a little) if it was hanging. If it's standing and the tires are deflated I think you're running the risk of developing a flat spot on the tires where they are contacting the floor. Not exactly sure how long that would take, but I do see that as an inherent risk.
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