Tips for Storing your Bicycle

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Whether you just don’t have the time or never really got around to taking up bike riding you will want to consider placing your bicycle in a storage unit rather than have it take up space in your home or garage. Before placing your bike in a storage unit at Spare Space Storage in Orem, Utah there are some preparations you should make to keep your bike in the best quality possible for its stay in storage.

 

Check your Tires

Thoroughly inspect your tires for any holes or tears. These should be repaired before placing your bike in storage. Make sure you tires area fully inflated as well. In order to have your bike remain in pristine condition during its time in storage you will want to make sure the tires stay inflated throughout its duration in the storage unit. The best way to do this is by hanging your bike off the ground. This will relieve any pressure put on the bike tire and keep it from warping if the tire does in fact go flat.

 

Avoid Rust

Storing a bike for a long period time does come with the potential hazard of rust. To fight against rust build up make sure your bike is clean and dry before placing it in storage. When in the storage unit you may cover your bike to protect it from any outside moisture. Keeping it up off the floor is another added measure to ensure your bike will be protected from any unexpected spills or water damage.

 

Inspect it Thoroughly

Take the time to inspect all parts of your bike. You can do this when cleaning and preparing your bike for storage. You will want to make sure the bike is in working condition before you place it into storage. This includes doing some of the routine maintenance on it such as lubricating the chain and inflating the tires. Having your bike go into storage in pristine shape will help it to be ready and available for use when you can take it out and put it to use again.

 

Spare Space Storage in Orem, Utah has the perfect storage unit for your storage needs. Our units come in a variety of sizes so you can get what you pay for. Contact us today to learn more about what our facility can offer you.

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