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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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Re: NOT Another Tire Thread!

Postby andys » Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:35 pm

I would've said store them on their side.

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Re: NOT Another Tire Thread!

Postby Rob Frankhamr » Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:15 am

I would've said store them on their side.

The reason given was that the weight of the tyre causes the carcase to collapse inward and distorts the tread. If I'm honest, I wonder if this would be a real problem if the tyre were stored on it's side for a short time but I can see that it wouldn't be a good idea to pile tyres on top of one another as the bottom tyre would be badly distorted quite quickly.

When all is said and done, I just report what I was told by sopmeone who should have known and I have to say that this is born out by the fact that I can't recall a professional tyre shop that stores tyres on their side (either bike or car).

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Re: NOT Another Tire Thread!

Postby windmill john » Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:36 am

Surely it depends on store layout too.
If I had a rack, or rack space, I’d have them on their sides purely for ease, I don’t want to take off the first five or six or ten tyres to get to the bottom one of the right size......... unless they hold so much stock of the same size.

I don’t know of course, but I’d expect a dealer to hold mostly common sizes and order in as needed the rarities. Surely no dealer expects to have tyres in stock that long so they pass their use by date.
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Re: NOT Another Tire Thread!

Postby Rob Frankhamr » Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:52 pm

Surely it depends on store layout too.
If I had a rack, or rack space, I’d have them on their sides purely for ease, I don’t want to take off the first five or six or ten tyres to get to the bottom one of the right size......... unless they hold so much stock of the same size.

I don’t know of course, but I’d expect a dealer to hold mostly common sizes and order in as needed the rarities. Surely no dealer expects to have tyres in stock that long so they pass their use by date.
Sorry John, I'm not getting you there... Surely, you can only stack them if they're lying flat on their sides and, if what I was told is correct, you shouldn't do that anyway because it'll distort the carcase. All of the dealers I've seen have custom made racking that carries tyres standing upright individually... like this
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Re: NOT Another Tire Thread!

Postby windmill john » Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:21 pm

I must have written it wrong as I agree with you. That’s probably the racking I meant.
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Bumble, my 700 Transalp.
Gupta, my 350 Bullet.
Sundance, my 500T.
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Re: NOT Another Tire Thread!

Postby CharlieVictor » Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:28 pm

thank you... 8-[
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