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NOT Another Tire Thread!

Postby CharlieVictor » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:41 am

Well, no, sorta... :???:

I have taken advantage of a super deal on MITAS Classic tires and bought a set for the R100S for 80€. No need to install them before Winter, yet, what's the best way (if there is one) to store them? Lying on the ground or upright?
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Re: NOT Another Tire Thread!

Postby Mjolinor » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:52 am

What's a "tire"?

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Re: NOT Another Tire Thread!

Postby CharlieVictor » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:11 am

What's a "tire"?
A Canadian Tyre... :grin:

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Re: NOT Another Tire Thread!

Postby keiththeoutfitter1 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:32 am

Tyre dealers usually store them upright. I put mine in a black bin-liner and store them upright in a cool place.
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Re: NOT Another Tire Thread!

Postby CharlieVictor » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:00 pm

Tyre dealers usually store them upright. I put mine in a black bin-liner and store them upright in a cool place.
I have seen both at dealer stores... Hence my question if there is some sort of rationale for storing them one way or another.
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Re: NOT Another Tire Thread!

Postby Rob Frankhamr » Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:05 pm

According to a tyre dealer aquaintance a few years ago, they should be stored upright and turned a quarter turn every few weeks. This prevents the tyre from developing a flat spot if it's left in one place. They should never be stored on their sides piled one on top of the other.

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Re: NOT Another Tire Thread!

Postby CharlieVictor » Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:53 pm

Well, if it's good for tyres it must be good for tires? :-k
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Re: NOT Another Tire Thread!

Postby Rob Frankhamr » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:18 pm

I think we could get very tired of that joke before long, it's nearly had the tread worn off it already...

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Re: NOT Another Tire Thread!

Postby DEEP DIVER » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:17 pm

So we're under no pressure then.
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Re: NOT Another Tire Thread!

Postby Mjolinor » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:36 pm

These are getting wheelie bad now.

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Re: NOT Another Tire Thread!

Postby gogs01 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:17 pm

Round and round they go .....
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Re: NOT Another Tire Thread!

Postby windmill john » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:21 pm

Damn, you spoke before I did...
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Re: NOT Another Tire Thread!

Postby Mjolinor » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:38 pm

Inflated beyond all reason now I'm afraid.

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Re: NOT Another Tire Thread!

Postby Rob Frankhamr » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:49 pm

Wheel, I'm glad this is providing a valve to release some of the pressure.
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Re: NOT Another Tire Thread!

Postby windmill john » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:04 pm

I don’t know what all this hub bub is about, it’s no way to drum up conversation...
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Re: NOT Another Tire Thread!

Postby Rob Frankhamr » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:01 pm

Come on, I know some of us are knaves but we're all good felloes really...
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Re: NOT Another Tire Thread!

Postby gogs01 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:49 pm

Come on, I know some of us are knaves but we're all good felloes really...
Had to cast my net to find felloes and nobody spoke a word.
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Re: NOT Another Tire Thread!

Postby Rob Frankhamr » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:18 am

Come on, I know some of us are knaves but we're all good felloes really...
Had to cast my net to find felloes and nobody spoke a word.
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