Tips & Tricks: How To Store Your Bicycle
There are many different factors to take into consideration when storing your bike, such as how often you ride your bicycle, how much space you have at home and what the weather is like where you live. Here are some top tips to help you plan the way you store your bicycle and keep it in good condition.
You should always avoid suspending your bike from a single wheel rim from your garage ceiling as some wheels have ‘quick release’ which could send it crashing to the floor. The wheels aren’t strong enough to take the weight without bending and getting damaged.
Before you put your bicycle into storage it’s recommended that you keep the tyres inflated and check the pressure regularly. This can help extend tyre life by avoiding problems such as flattened rubber and cracks on the side of the tyres.
It’s best to store your bicycle indoors when you’re not using it as the sun’s rays can dry and crack the side of the tyres, especially during the winter when the weather is poor. When metal-frames are left outside the metal can get so cold that rust may form when condensation builds up inside the tubing.
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