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Old July 10th 03, 06:20 PM
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Keep them in a dark, cool, place. I've known road racers in the past
that kept them under their mattress.


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Old July 11th 03, 08:06 AM
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thanx Will,do you work for the FCC?

there are about 15 tyres under my mattress now,what a great idea.i cant
wait till the wife finds out,shes gonna think WTF?


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Old July 11th 03, 08:34 AM
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jagur wrote:
*ive got alot of spare tyres hanging around.
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whats the best way to preserve tyres? is there anything more to it
other than keeping them out of the sun and other extremes? *



Hi,

apart from dark & cool, you should store your tyres lying . If they hang
down from the ceiling, they might start to deform quite a bit. After
that you might either have a hard time putting them on the rim, or you
won't be able to ride in a straight line.

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Old July 11th 03, 03:58 PM
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jagur wrote:
*thanx Will,do you work for the FCC?

there are about 15 tyres under my mattress now,what a great idea.i
cant wait till the wife finds out,shes gonna think WTF? *

Heck, Jagur, you may eventually be able to eliminate the mattress all
together!

And, copy that Whiskey Tango Foxtrot from the better half. Negatory on
the FCC, good buddy! That comes from my rating and rank when I was in
the US Navy: *F*ire *C*ontrolman, *C*hief Petty Officer.


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Old July 11th 03, 04:57 PM
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jagur wrote:
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whats the best way to preserve tyres? *



If you can't actually get them into the mason jar, try spreading
preserves directly onto the the tread, lick off any excess.

Orange marmalade- ummmmmm, good.

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