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Bicycle Travel => General Discussion => Topic started by: hikerjer on March 25, 2018, 08:53:11 pm

 
Title: Storing Schwalbe Marathons
Post by: hikerjer on March 25, 2018, 08:53:11 pm
I've have some brand new Schwable Marathon 35s stored semi-folded in a box for over a year now. Have I done any damage to them by keeping the boxed up for so long?  I'm hoping to use them on a tour this summer and as you well know, they are not inexpensive.  I'd hate to have to spring  for new ones. Any knowledge about this?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Storing Schwalbe Marathons
Post by: John Nettles on March 25, 2018, 08:56:59 pm
If you kept them inside, you should be OK.  If up in the attic or similar very hot place, may be iffy.  When you install, look for dry rot (hair line cracks along the sidewalls).  If you have dry rot, do not use. 

Enjoy your tour!
Title: Re: Storing Schwalbe Marathons
Post by: canalligators on March 25, 2018, 08:58:22 pm
Probably not, only a year or two isn't a big deal.  But the ideal storage is probably unfolded.  BTW, the enemies of tires are UV light (sunlight) and moisture.  Keep them dry and in the dark.
Title: Re: Storing Schwalbe Marathons
Post by: hikerjer on March 25, 2018, 11:06:53 pm
Thanks guys. They've  been stored in the dark, in the dry and in the cool, but not cold.  I'll take your advice and inspect them carefully.  I've unfolded them.  Hopefully, they'll be OK.