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Storing spare tubes 2 weeks 1 day ago #111897

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Hi guys, just the above question. While busy getting my stuff ready for the dome ride I noticed that one of my spare tubes has got a cut in. It was stored folded up and fastened with a cable-tie. Also noticed that the folding edges has perished rendering it useless. What is your take on storing the tubes?
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Storing spare tubes 2 weeks 1 day ago #111898

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RubiKLR wrote:
What is your take on storing the tubes?

I store my tubes pumped up in the tyres. :evil: :laugh: :laugh:

Sorry couldn't resit.
If you keep the tubes long enough folded up they are bound to crack.
Rubber gets old.
Good that you checked.
If you keep them cool, dry and away from light they do last longer.
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Storing spare tubes 2 weeks 1 day ago #111899

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Unless packaged properly the tubes will chafe under vibration and perish...

I fold the tubes open on table and dust with talcum powder around the entire external surface... then fold back into small parcel and cover in cling wrap film before securing with a few wraps of insulation tape... these tube parcels are then stored in top box/ bag or crash bar bags... works for me :)
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Storing spare tubes 2 weeks 1 day ago #111913

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I totally agree with Peter Vee on this. He told me about the talcum powder and cling wrap and I never had any issues......

come to think of it I never had any punctures :woohoo:
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Storing spare tubes 2 weeks 16 hours ago #111937

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Psycho Porra wrote:
I totally agree with Peter Vee on this. He told me about the talcum powder and cling wrap and I never had any issues......

come to think of it I never had any punctures :woohoo:
It's because the Porra "makes his own luck!" :P
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Storing spare tubes 2 weeks 14 hours ago #111942

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Peter Vee wrote:
Unless packaged properly the tubes will chafe under vibration and perish...

I fold the tubes open on table and dust with talcum powder around the entire external surface... then fold back into small parcel and cover in cling wrap film before securing with a few wraps of insulation tape... these tube parcels are then stored in top box/ bag or crash bar bags... works for me :)

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